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Panel to consider Miller’s pay

Municipal aggregation bids to be opened

Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Kay Miller

DIXON – The City Council today will consider a compromise resolution to pay Riverfront Executive Manager Kay Miller $600 a month.

Miller’s contract remains unsettled 6 months after Dixon commissioners voted 4-1 against paying her $800 a month. Mayor Jim Burke gave the only vote in favor.

The Riverfront Commission asked to put the item on the agenda. Miller is working without a contract for $200 a month – the pay from her last agreement.

In November, commissioners questioned whether Miller generated enough revenue for the Riverfront to justify a raise from $200 to $800 a month. Riverfront Chairman Larry Reed has said he hoped a compromise would bring about a resolution.

The council will vote to place the agreement on file, meaning a final vote could not come until the May 20 meeting.

The City Council also will vote to choose an electrical aggregation supplier. Sealed bids will be opened today, and the results will be presented at the meeting, said Police Chief Danny Langloss, special assistant to the council.

Residents approved a municipal aggregation referendum in April, giving the city authority to combine households and small businesses into an electricity purchasing group, resulting in increased buying power and more competitive electricity prices.

The Lee County Animal Shelter also will present a request to use lots 2 and 7 at the Lee County Business Park for offices and a dog pound, after attempts to move to a vacant car lot at 928 E. River Road and 1213 River Road failed.

Office manager Teri Zinke has said consolidating its facilities would save taxpayers money.

The Dixon Police Department also will give its annual report.

To attend

The Dixon City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 121 W. Second St.

Go to www.discoverdixon.org and click on "Citizens Information Center" or call City Hall, 815-288-1485, for an agenda.

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