Park Superintendent Jayne Miller is in line for a $14,003 raise in 2015 under a proposal on the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s agenda for Wednesday.
That’s an initial 9.2 percent increase over her current contract. But she’ll likely get much smaller raises in out years of her contract.
The proposal would pay Miller, who was hired in 2010, a salary of $165,003 annually starting July 1. That’s the maximum allowed under the state’s local government salary cap law without a waiver. The proposal would raise Miller’s pay by the amount allowed under the state cap through 2018.
The 2015 salary includes a car allowance of $6,000 annually and a cell phone allowance of $1,020 annually. But the car allowance will go away in mid-2016, to be replaced by claiming mileage. Board President Liz Wielinski said increases in the state cap follow the inflation rate, and have averaged around 1.7 percent.
The proposed contract replaces one that paid Miller at an annual rate of $151,000 for 2015. She was paid $148,000 in 2014.
The proposal has a new clause that requires Miller to give 60 days notice if she wants to end the contract before it expires. It continues to require that she live in Minneapolis. Wielinski said Miller pays market rate rent to occupy a portion of the superintendent’s house in Lyndale Farmstead Park. Without that rent, the value of the housing would count against the salary cap.