Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council Members approves Employment Agreement with Needles City Manager Rick Daniels.


Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council Members approves Employment Agreement with Needles City Manager Rick Daniels.

Members of the Needles City Council approved Resolution No. 2015-42 approving an amendment to the employment agreement between the City of Needles and Needles City Manager Rich Daniels.

According to documents from the City of Needles, on Thursday, August 13th, 2013, the Needles City Council of the City of Needles adopted Resolution No. 2013-33, approving an Employment Agreement (“Agreement”) between the City of Needles (“City”) and Richard Daniels wherein Mr. Daniels was hired as the Needles City Manager.

The Agreement was for a three (3) year term, commencing on or before September 16, 2013 and continuing through Wednesday, September 16th, 2016.

The Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit “A” (In Agenda Item #23 Packet). 

Vice Mayor Williams and Council Member Darcy, as representatives of the City, and Mr. Daniels renegotiated certain terms of the Agreement set forth in a First Amendment to the City Manager Agreement (“Amendment”) attached hereto as Exhibit “B” (In Agenda Item #23 Packet). 

– First Amendment to the City Manager Agreement:

The proposed Amendment extends the term of the Agreement to September 16, 2019, adjusts the amount of salary increases, and bases said salary increases on performance and substantial accomplishment of mutually agreed upon goals. The amended terms are:

1. Τerm: The City hereby employs the Employee as City Manager for a term commencing on September 16, 2013, and continuing through September 16, 2019 (the “Term”), unless the Agreement is renewed in a writing executed by the parties.

2. Salary: City Manager’s salary is currently One Hundred and Ninety Seven Thousand Dollars ($197,000.00) per year, which sum shall be paid pursuant to the procedures regularly established, and as they may be amended by the City in its sole discretion. Subject to the conditions set forth herein, on September 16, 2016, the salary shall increase by ten thousand dollars ($10,000), and on each subsequent anniversary of this Agreement thereafter, the salary shall increase by five thousand dollars ($5,000). Said salary increases are contingent upon and subject to satisfactory annual performance reviews in accordance with Article VII entitled “Evaluation” and substantial accomplishment of mutually agreed upon goals, as described in Exhibit “A” hereto and as said goals may be mutually amended, supplemented and revised from time to time.

** Agenda Item #23: **

The vote was all 6 Needles City Council Members voting “Yes”.

The vote happened during the Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting held on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

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– Needles City Council: 9-8-2015: Agenda Item #23.

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

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