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County supervisors to discuss renewal

November 28, 2018

KINGMAN – The county supervisors will again discuss Monday a renewal of a one-year contract for the Mohave County manager.

Continued from the previous meeting, the board will discuss an additional one-year contract with Educational Services Inc. of Scottsdale for employing county manager Mike Hendrix until Dec. 31, 2019.

Hendrix’s annual salary would be $154,875 plus contributions to the state retirement system. The total cost of the contract would be $194,342. His current contract with ESI expires Dec. 31.

At the Nov. 19 board meeting, District 5 Sup. Ron Gould asked to continue the discussion on Hendrix’s contract until the Dec. 3 meeting to get more information and also because that was his first meeting as supervisor.

Also at the Nov. 19 meeting, a speaker from Lake Havasu City asked the board for the county to recruit a county employee to be county manager.

District 1 Sup. Gary Watson reminded the speaker that Hendrix had been a county employee for 30 years.

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

The supervisors first allowed Hendrix to retire in 2014 as a county employee and entered into a contract with ESI as county manager for one year. The board renewed that one-year contract in November 2015, November 2016 and November 2017 at the same base salary of $147,500.

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

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

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