Council renews Kramer's contract

KINGMAN - City Manager Jack Kramer's contract has been renewed for another two years.

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to renew Kramer's contract through Sept. 15, 2012. Formerly the city's Public Works director, Kramer was promoted to the city manager post in August of 2008 following a year-long stint as acting city manager after the firing of his predecessor, Paul Beecher.

Council's vote came following an hour-long executive session in which Council went over Kramer's performance, achievements and future goals, though no formal evaluation was conducted, according to City Attorney Carl Cooper.

City Clerk Debbie Francis said that Kramer's contract was renewed with no changes, meaning Kramer will continue to earn his annual budgeted salary of $125,000, plus $37,000 in additional benefits. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city, the city manager is the highest paid employee out of 340 city positions.