Hendrix's value to Mohave County up for debate

Administrator in line for $12,000 raise

Mike Hendrix

Mike Hendrix

KINGMAN - The employment contract for Mohave County administrator Mike Hendrix will be discussed and possibly approved at Monday's regular meeting of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors.

The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. in the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.

Hendrix's contract was pulled from the Nov. 3 agenda for further discussion in executive session. One member from the public spoke in regards to awarding Hendrix a raise when county employees were given a raise of just over 2 percent.

If approved, Hendrix will reportedly make about $157,000 a year, an increase of $12,000, or 8.3 percent.

Supervisor Gary Watson said the increase brings the administrator's salary up to the bottom of his peer group, which includes administrators in Yavapai, Yuma and Coconino counties.

"Considering the amount of work he does, we're getting a bargain," Watson said. He noted that Hendrix is not only the county administrator, but also the county engineer.

Also at Monday's meeting, public hearings will be held on the 2015 general plan review and on adjusting the fee schedule for Mohave County Parks.

Items on the board's consent agenda include:

• Approve a liquor license transfer for Michael Simpson Jr., doing business as Champs Pub and Grill at 2215 E. Butler Ave.

• Accept first-quarter in-kind donations of $27,825 from senior center nonprofit site council organizations, including $1,423 utility assistance for Kingman.

• Accept report on grants obtained by the medical examiner as requested by the board.

• Approve the first of three two-year contract renewal options for detention food services to Trinity Services Group of Oldsmar, Fla., on behalf of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

• Approve general fund contingency monies in the amount of $38,188 to cover paid time off for Judge Derek Carlisle for hours worked for the county Attorney's Office and Superior Court.

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