At Tuesday’s Rosenberg City Council special meeting, council members will make changes to the city’s rules and procedures. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m. at City Hall, located at 2110 Fourth St. According to city staff, the rules and procedures have been revised 14 times. This item was placed on the consent agenda, meaning it will not be discussed by council. After looking at the rules of procedures governing public comments, the city attorney has recommended other changes. Recommended changes include:
■ Deadlines for citizens to sign up to speak in advance of meeting have been implemented.
■ Comments from the audience during workshop meetings shall be limited to agenda items only.
■ Addition to allow citizens to comment during the agenda item or during general comments, and the three minute rule will apply each time the speaker chooses to speak.
■ Citizens cannot speak if they have not signed up with the city secretary prior to the meeting start time. On appointments:
■ The city secretary will notify the person appointed to a board by mail or e-mail.
■ The city will perform criminal background checks on all applicants as a condition of appointment to a city board or commission.
In other business, council members will consider repealing the Rosenberg personnel policies and procedures manual and adopting an amended manual as it relates to incentive pay.
At the July 10 joint meeting, the employee benefits committee and the employee benefits trust reviewed and recommended amendments regarding longevity pay.
The proposed changes state that all regular full-time employees will receive longevity benefit payments every December at a rate of $5 per month for each month of completed service with the city — which amounts to $60 per year.
Based on input from council members, city staff is proposing to increase the monthly amount to $7.50.
An employee with 20 years of service to the city could expect to receive $1,200 in loyalty pay each December.