Mohave County administrator's contract, with no raise, up for OK

Mike Hendrix

Mike Hendrix

KINGMAN - The employment contract for Mohave County Administrator Mike Hendrix will be discussed and possibly approved at the Board of Supervisors regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. today.

The meeting will be held at the County Administrative Building, 700 W. Beale St.

The contract with Mohave Educational Services Cooperative is for $162,948, along with 9.36 percent contribution to the Arizona State Retirement System, or about $15,251.

Funding will come from county administration (70 percent), engineering (20 percent) and the Television Improvement District (10 percent).

Hendrix retired from the county in December 2014 and entered into a temporary employment agreement to continue as county administrator and engineer for an annual salary of $147,500 through Dec. 31.

His salary remains the same for 2016, with total fees for MESC adding up to $162,948, including payment of Social Security, Medicare, federal and state unemployment taxes, workers' compensation and a 1 percent administration fee.

The Board of Supervisors will also hear a presentation from Bennett Bratley, who will give an overview of economic development in Mohave County.

In other items on today's regular agenda:

• Direct Development Services to research policies and procedures used by other Arizona counties for providing exemption to regulating the use or occupation of land or improvements for agricultural purposes.

• Direct Board Chairman Steve Moss to sign and submit a letter to the BLM field office in St. George, Utah, in opposition to BLM proposals regarding the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas.

• Adoption of resolution opposing the Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act, which will limit access to more than 1.7 million acres of public land in Mohave County.

• Discuss a request from the Manufactured Housing Industry of Arizona and consider available options for potentially amending or delaying implementation of the Mohave County zoning ordinance that limits the age of manufactured home units to seven years.

The Board will take public comments at the meeting, and those wishing to speak must fill out a form prior to the meeting.