ALACHUA COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
July 9, 2013 Regular BoCC Meeting
Agenda Item #13


Title
County Manager's Contract - Betty M. Baker

Amount
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Description
This is a contract to employ Betty M. Baker as the County Manager

Recommendation
That the Board approve the attached County Manager's employment contract for Betty M. Baker to serve as the County Manager.

Alternative(s)
Do not approve the contract.

Requested By
Board of County Commissioners

Originating Department
County Attorney

Attachment(s) Description
Proposed Employment contract between Board and Betty M. Baker

Documents Requiring Action
Contract

Executive Summary
The attached employment contract implements the Board's motion to offer employment to Betty M. Baker as County Manager.

Background
The attached employment contract between the Board of County Commissioners and Betty M. Baker provides for the appointment of Betty M. Baker as County Manager on July 16, 2013. The contract provides for Betty Baker to serve as the County Manager on an at-will status. The agreement can be terminated by the Board with a prior notice period of 30 days. Ms. Baker must give the Board 60 days notice if she decides to resign as County Manager. The Board agrees to pay Betty Baker a salary of $160,000.00 per year, a deferred compensation contribution of 5% of her salary, term life insurance of $250,000.00, and a $450.00 car allowance. The other benefits to the manager are the same as provided to all other county employees. If the Board terminates Ms. Baker’s employment as County Manager prior to November 30, 2014, the County will pay a lump sum equal to 20 weeks base salary and vacation and sick leave payouts available to all Board employees and the cost of 16 weeks of health insurance coverage.

Issues
Should the Board approve the attached County Manager's employment contract for Betty M. Baker to serve as the County Manager?

Fiscal Recommendation
The pay and benefits included in the contract will cost the County approximately $208,438 each year.

Fiscal Alternative(s)
N/A

Funding Sources
N/A

Account Code(s)
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Attachment:  Betty M Baker Employment Agreement.pdf