Tenaha City Council grants raises, hires City Manager

The Tenaha City Council met in a special called meeting on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. All members of the Council were present.

The application of Southwestern Electric Power Company was approved. The process for obtaining overtime for Public Works was tabled after a lengthy discussion between Stacy Cranford, Director of Public Works, and Council Aldermen.

The Council went into Executive Closed Session at 5:37 p.m. Upon reconvening into Open Session at 6:11 p.m., the following was announced:

After reviewing Police Officer Joey Hudnall after 90 days employment, he received a 50-cent per hour raise, bringing his salary to $17 per hour. Officer Jonathan Newton has not yet reached 90-day employment. Jessica Jones, City Secretary Jessica Jones received a 50-cent per hour raise, bring her salary to $16.50 per hour.

Natalie Harris’ employment contract was approved with a salary of $18 per hour. This contract can be terminated by five votes of the City Council. There is an ordinance authorizing this position, but no amount for Bond has been determined. Ms. Harris will begin her term as City Manager on May 30, 2018.

Council Aldermen Craig Gray and Durand Steadman will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the City Office to canvass the votes in the May 5, 2018 Election.

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and the new mayor and members of the City Council will be sworn into office.

The meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.