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Ord 56-2002 7/16/2002 ORDINANCE NO. 56-2002 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS CALLING FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2002; DESIGNATING POLLING LOCATIONS AND NAMING ELECTION OFFICIALS; DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW WHEREAS, the City Clerk received a petition signed by the required number of qualified voters of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas to amend the City Charter in accordance with Chapter 9 of the Local Government Code and the Texas Election Code; and WHEREAS, the City Clerk advised the City Council that the next authorized uniform election date is September 14, 2002. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS THAT: SECTION 1. It is hereby ordered that a special election is to be held in the City of Wichita Falls on September 14, 2002 for the purpose of submitting to the qualified voters of said City the hereafter described proposed charter amendment. Such election shall be held at the polling places with the election judges and alternate election judges shown on Exhibit A, attached hereto for all purposes. Rate of pay for the election workers is set at $8.00/hour. SECTION 2. There shall be submitted at said special election to be held September 14, 2002, the following measure as a proposed amendment to the City Charter of the City of Wichita Falls: Measure. That Section 154 of the City Charter shall be amended so that such section shall read as follows: Section 154. Classifications, Base Salaries, and Seniority Pay for Wichita Falls Police Officers and Fire Fighters. Effective October 1, 2002, the classifications in the Wichita Falls Fire Department will include Fire Fighter, Fire Equipment Operator, Lieutenant, Captain, and Battalion Chief. The classifications in the Wichita Falls Police Department will include Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. The Wichita Falls City Council will take all necessary action by ordinance to create such classifications. The base salary for each classification in the Wichita Falls Fire Department and the Wichita Falls Police Department will be set no lower than the median of the base salaries for Fire Fighters and Police Officers in comparable positions or classifications in the following Texas , cities: Abilene, Amarillo, Carrollton, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Laredo, Lubbock, Mesquite, Midland, Odessa, Plano, and Waco. The new base salary for each classification will be computed prior to October 1 of each year, and necessary wage increases will be implemented effective on October 1 each year. In addition to base salary, each Fire Fighter and Police Officer will receive seniority pay as currently paid by the City. Each Fire Fighter and Police Officer will receive at minimum an additional 2% of base salary for each year of his/her first 15 years of service in the Fire Department or Police Department. This seniority payment will be in addition to longevity payment required by Texas Local Government Code Section 141.032. The City shall not reduce or diminish any economic benefit or emolument being received by Wichita Falls Fire Fighters and Police Officers as a direct or indirect result of the implementation of this minimum wage requirement. The City Council may authorize other forms of pay for Fire Fighters and Police Officers in addition to those required by this Section. SECTION 3. The proposed measure to amend the Charter of the City of Wichita Falls as proposed in Section 2 of this ordinance shall be submitted to the qualified voters at a special election on September 14, 2002, on the ballot and in the form of the following proposition. The words "For" and "Against" shall be printed to the left of the proposition on the ballot. Proposition. Shall Section 154 of the City Charter be amended to require certain job classifications in the Fire and Police Departments with the minimum base pay for such classifications determined each year according to the median base pay for comparable classifications in the cities of Abilene, Amarillo, Carrollton, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Laredo, Lubbock, Mesquite, Midland, Odessa, Plano, and Waco, plus an additional 2% of such base salary for each year of the employee's first 15 years of service in the Fire Department or Police Department, plus such additional longevity payments required by the Texas Local Government Code Section 141.032? SECTION 4. It is officially found and determined that the meeting at which this ordinance was passed was open to the public as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 16h day of July 2002. MAYOR ATTEST: 11 ) (g)t)'(_D City Clerk i , EXHIBIT A CITY OF WICHITA FALLS PRESIDING &ALTERNATE JUDGES 2002 � r 1 40, 43 Sam Houston School Madeline McLaughlin 2500 Grant Street Nel Enriquez 2 35, 36, 41 Region IX Education Center Freda Harlow 301 Loop 11 Eula Robinson 3 45 Crockett School Steve Draper 3015 Avenue I Betty Welch 4 37, 38 Martin Luther King Center Louise Dibble 1100 Smith Joseph Hogue 5 30, 34 Washington/Jackson La Nora Taylor 1300 Harding Lindsey Walker 6 31 WFISD-Education Center Wanda Lame 1104 Broad Street Mary Burch 7 10, 12 M.S.U. Hardin Admin. Bldg. Shirley Harris 3400 Taft Mildred Dinnin 8 42, 44 Cunningham School Wrethia L. Cook 4107 Phillips Sue Nunn 9 11, 46 Jefferson School Laverne Graham 4628 Mistletoe Dr Pat Wolfe 10 16 Fowler School John Enriquez, Jr. 5100 Ridgecrest Nancy Loveless 11 18 TXDOT-W.F. Training Cntr Sharon Thomas 1601 Southwest Parkway Gail Longcrier 12 15 Fain School Sue Ramser 1562 Norman JoAnn Wingate 13 13 McGaha School Bill Fortune 1615 Midwestern Parkway Dot Fortune 14 20, 32, 39 City View High School Annella Evans 1600 City View Drive Vernon Cannon 15 21, 22 Kate Haynes School Ella Mae Smith 1705 Katherine Gwendolyn Brickhouse Early Voting Ballot Board Judge— Iwilda Mitchell Central Counting Station Judge—Gordon Wallace 07/16/2002