Jim Crosby

City manager unveils ‘flat,’ $53M budget

Yukon city employees would receive a 3% cost-of-living increase, along with step raises under a proposed $53 million budget reviewed by the city council Wednesday in a special meeting. City Manager Jim Crosby described the proposed $53,261,169 budget as “flat.” It is up only slightly when compared to the city’s 2018-19 fiscal year budget. Crosby…

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City Manager Jim Crosby gives State of the City address

  Despite slumping sales tax returns, Yukon City Manager Jim Crosby said the city is prospering. “We’re in very good shape,” Crosby told members of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce during his annual state of the city remarks. Crosby said the city’s finances are running about 20 percent ahead of where they were a year…

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City moves forward with tax-funded district

Plans for a second tax incremental financing district in west Yukon are moving forward, officials said last week. Mitchell Hort, the director of development services, said paperwork for what is known as a TIF district, is nearing completion. The district would encompass a swath of property along the east side of Frisco Road from near…

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More money for Crosby

Two Yukon city officials received significant pay increases Tuesday after city council members praised them for their work. The decision to give City Manager Jim Crosby and City Attorney Gary Miller pay increases of more than 6 percent was not unanimous, however. Crosby’s new salary is $149,000 plus a one-time performance bonus of $8,000. In…

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Transfer Service may soon be up for bid

The City of Yukon’s current Transportation and Landfill Disposal Service contract is up and City Council members are looking to put it up for bid soon. The city has been in contract with Waste Connections since July 2012, and now that the contract is going to be up City Council members had a choice to…

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Sports Complex voted down

City of Yukon residents voted down the $18 million general obligation (GO) bond by a landslide during the March 7 special election. The GO bond was for the purpose of constructing a new sports park at the southwest corner of Frisco Road and Highway 66. The $18 million bond would have only been for Phase…

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Officials discuss special election

The city manager and City Council members discussed the March 7 special election during Tuesday’s work session and City Council meeting. The special election is for the approval of a general obligation (GO) bond of $18 million for the purpose of constructing a new sports park at the southwest corner of the intersection of Frisco…

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Gary Miller named city attorney

A new city attorney was sworn in during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Gary Miller, former Canadian County district judge, was sworn into the position after Council members approved an agreement paying him $6,000 per month. Miller’s employment is immediately in effect and “thereafter will continue such employment at the pleasure of the City,” according to…

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