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Up for discussion is a proposal to raise the pay for non-union city employees for the city of Plano at its Monday 7 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting. 

The offer would be for two percent increases for two years and 2.5 percent for the final year for 35 employees.  

The three -year plan includes city officials, including building, planning and zoning director Tom Karpus, public works director Nate Bullard, city treasurer Zoila Gomez, who also is the city’s budget officer. Also up for the pay hikes are Plano Police Chief Jonathan Whowell and Lieutenant Norm Allison.  Streets superintendent, wastewater treatment, and water department heads are also listed.

In addition, the city will act to retain a St.Charles law firm for negotiations with the Plano Police Department and its sergeants and and patrol officers at a $210 monthly hourly rate with other fees applying. Both the city and police have been in bargaining sessions. 

Regarding the new level of COVID vaccinations for Kendall County, the health department is asking for one volunteer for one day per week for the next four to six months for mobile or mass vaccination clinic assistance. 

Elsewhere the city of Plano is looking to move residents to email billing for water, sewer, and garbage billing, a senior discount starting at age 62, and online direct debit payments. 

Finally a discussion only will be held for the Juneteenth holiday recognition for city employees and the city residents that has been urged by Plano Alderman Jamal Williams.

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