23 December 1999

City Commission And Ron Fehr Agree To Terms

The Manhattan City Commission used the Consent Agenda to finalize their contract with Ron Fehr to be acting City
Manager. The Consent Agenda is a part of the agenda where many items are passed with discussion.

Here is the memo given to the Commission and the contract:


FROM: Roger P. Reitz, M.D., Mayor

MEETING: December 21, 1999

SUBJECT: Employment Agreement for Acting City Manager

PRESENTERS: Roger P. Reitz, M.D., Mayor


City Manager Gary D. Greer has submitted his resignation effective December 23, 1999. At a Special Meeting on
November 29, 1999, the City Commission approved a motion appointing Assistant City Manager Ron Fehr as Acting City
Manager effective December 24, 1999.


Since that time, the City Commission and myself have been working with Mr. Fehr to negotiate an appropriate Employment
Agreement for the position of Acting City Manager. Those negotiations have concluded and a copy of the Employment
Agreement is attached for our consideration.


It appears the Commission has the following alternatives concerning the issue at hand. The Commission may:

Approve the Employment Agreement with Ronald R. Fehr for the position of Acting City Manager effective December 24,

Deny the Employment Agreement with Ronald R. Fehr for the position of Acting City Manager effective December 24,

Modify the Agreement to meet the needs of the City Commission.

Table the issue.


As Mayor, I recommend approval of the Employment Agreement as attached.


Approve the Employment Agreement between the City of Manhattan and Ronald R. Fehr for the position of Acting City
Manager effective December 24, 1999.


THIS AGREEMENT, entered into this 21st day of December, 1999, by and between the City of Manhattan, Kansas,
(hereafter "Employer") and Ronald R. Fehr (hereafter "Employee");


WHEREAS, Employee is employed by Employer as the Assistant City Manager and has been so employed since December
7, 1992; and,

WHEREAS, the position of City Manager for the City will be vacant as of December 23, 1999, due to the resignation of
City Manager Gary D. Greer; and,

WHEREAS, Employer desires that Employee undertake the duties of Acting City Manager, pending the hiring of a new City
Manager, and Employee is willing to do so;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual acts and promises herein recited, and for other good and valuable
consideration, the parties hereto agree:

1. Duties.Employer hereby assigns to Employee, and Employee accepts, the duties normally assigned to the City Manager
for the City, to be performed under the title of "Acting City Manager." Employee’s duties and responsibilities shall be those
prescribed by the laws of Kansas and the ordinances of the City for the City Manager and such additional duties as may be
assigned by a majority of the City Commission.

2. Term. Employee’s effective date in the capacity of Acting City Manager shall be the 24th day of December, 1999, and,
subject to the provisions set forth herein, he shall serve in that capacity until the date upon which a new City Manager has
been hired by the City and begins work.

As stated in K.S.A. 12-1011, and in Section 2-37 of the Code of Ordinances of the City, Employee shall serve in the role of
Acting City Manager at the pleasure of the City Commission. Therefore, his position as Acting City Manager may be
terminated at any time upon the vote of a majority of the City Commissioners. If the Employer should terminate Employee as
Acting City Manager for reasons of conviction of a crime (excluding minor traffic offenses) or an act of dishonesty related to
his employment or the performance of his duties, the Employer may also terminate his employment with the City. If the
Employer should terminate Employee as Acting City Manager for any other reason, including the hiring of a City Manager,
Employee shall return to his duties as Assistant City Manager, at his compensation level that he would have been eligible for,
where he shall again serve under the direction of the City Manager and his terms, conditions, and length of employment shall
be subject to the provisions of the Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual of the City.

3. Compensation. In consideration of the duties undertaken pursuant to this agreement, which are beyond those for which he
was being compensated as the Assistant City Manager, Employee’s pay shall increase to $38.46 per hour or equivalent to an
annual base salary of Eighty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($80,000.00), payable in installments at the same time as other
exempt employees of Employer are paid.

This increased compensation shall end on the termination of Employee’s performance as Acting City Manager. Employee
shall continue to receive those benefits which he was receiving as Assistant City Manager, in addition to the following

a)Employee’s duties require travel within and outside the Manhattan City limits. For travel within the City limits and the Riley,
Pottawatomie, and Geary County, Kansas region, the Employee shall receive automobile allowance in the amount of Two
Hundred and Sixty Dollars ($260.00) per pay period. All City required travel outside the region, using the Employee’s
personal vehicle, will be reimbursed at the current City rate per mile.

b)Employer recognizes the value of strong family relationships and agrees to pay for the expenses (not to exceed $417.00
per month) of employee’s family to attend meetings, conferences, or other expenses as Employee deems appropriate and
advisable. This expense payment shall be taxed according to IRS regulations.

4. Supplemental Terms. This agreement shall be supplemented by the terms and conditions of Employee’s existing
employment as Assistant City Manager, except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this agreement, in which case
this agreement shall govern.

5. Entire Agreement. This Employment Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the
matters addressed herein and supersedes any prior written or oral discussions between the parties concerning the subject
matter hereof. No modification of the terms hereof shall be effective unless set forth in writing and agreed by both parties