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CITY OF LAKEVILLE <br />CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION MINUTES <br />July 23, 2018 <br />I. Mayor Anderson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Lake Marion Conference Room. <br />Members present: Mayor Anderson, Council Members Davis, Hellier and LaBeau <br />Members absent: Council Member Wheeler <br />Staff present: Justin Miller, City Administrator; Allyn Kuennen, Assistant City Administrator; <br />David Olson, Community & Economic Development Director; John Hennen, Parks & Recreation <br />Director; Jerilyn Erickson, Finance Director; Neil Normandin, Interim Public Works Director; <br />Zach Johnson, City Engineer; Tamara Wallace, Deputy Clerk <br />2. Citizen Comments: There were no citizen comments. <br />3. Transportation Update <br />Mr. Normandin and Mr. Johnson provided a brief transportation update which included the <br />following construction projects: 2017 Street Reconstruction project, Jaguar Path, Kenrick <br />Avenue, 2018 Miscellaneous projects, Kenyon Avenue sewer and water relocation, and both the <br />2019 Street Reconstruction and Hamburg Avenue Feasibility Reports. <br />4. Compensation Study <br />In September 2017, the City contracted Springsted Incorporated to complete a job classification <br />and compensation study to review salaries and benefits for all City of Lakeville employees, review <br />position descriptions, and collect salary data from comparable cities. Springstead utilizes the <br />SAFE job evaluation process which considers: training and ability, level of work, physical <br />demands, independence of actions, supervision exercised, experience required, human relations <br />skills, working conditions/ hazards, and impact on end results. <br />Study and salary information were collected from several pier cities of comparable size. After <br />review of the results and data collected, Springstead is recommending the City move from a 6 - <br />step pay grade to a 7 step, reduce the present 43 grade levels down to 25 grades, and ultimately <br />adopt a 6% difference between grades versus the current 5%. <br />Based on the job evaluation and analysis, forty-four (44) employees were determined to be below <br />the recommended pay range; thirty-three (33) non-union employees and eleven (11) union <br />employees. After considering several options, the Personnel Committee recommended moving <br />all non-union employees currently identified as below minimum salary to the minimum of their <br />