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Supervisors to consider new contract for county manager

November 18, 2018

KINGMAN — The Mohave County Board of Supervisors on Monday will discuss a one-year contract for County Manager Mike Hendrix.

The board will consider another one-year contract with Educational Services Inc. of Scottsdale for employing Hendrix until Dec. 31, 2019. His annual salary would be $154,875 plus contributions to the state retirement system.

Seventy percent of Hendrix’s salary comes from county administration, 20 percent from engineering and 10 percent from the television district. Hendrix also is a county engineer.

The supervisors allowed Hendrix to retire in 2014 as a county employee, then entered into a contract with ESI for one year.

The supervisors appointed Hendrix in February 2013 as acting county administrator before naming him permanent county administrator a few months later. Hendrix started with the county in May 1984 as an engineer in the public works department.

In other action, the board will get an update on the operation and maintenance of the Custom Opts BMX race track operations on about two acres of county land in Bullhead City that is leased from the Bureau of Land Management.

The board will hear a presentation by county assessor Jeanne Kentch on agricultural changes in the county including the increased number of alfalfa and nut trees, which require a high demand for water.

The board will discuss recommendations from the public lands and recreation commission to provide justifications of road closures on Bureau of Land Management lands.

Another recommendation is to address the economic impact to off-road vehicle users if trails are closed. The third recommendation is to extend the public comment period by 90 days.

In a special meeting before the regular board meeting, the supervisors will canvass the Nov. 6 general election results.

Also in the special meeting, District 5 Sup. Elect Ron Gould will be sworn in. His term will begin after his oath of office.

Gould replaces Lois Wakimoto after defeating her in the August Republican primary. Gould asked to be seated early; his term was scheduled to begin in January.

The supervisors will look to sign an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office and the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe to construct drainage improvements to Sacramento Wash at Oatman Highway bridge in Topock.

The board is expected to approve the hiring of Jaclyn Tafoya as nurse supervisor for the Bullhead City office of the public health department.

The supervisors will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the county administration building at 700 W. Beale St. in Kingman.

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