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Special Council meeting about compensation plan

A special Ketchikan City Council meeting Thursday has been scheduled for a presentation about the city’s compensation plan.

The plan was developed several years ago with consultants Ralph Anderson and Associates. Questions have come up related to different parts of the plan, and the city submitted those to the company prior to tomorrow’s meeting. Doug John is scheduled to give the presentation and participate in a discussion with the Council about the compensation plan.

In addition to the presentation, the Council will talk about whether to allow the Federal Highway Administration to assess road safety on city streets and on the port. The item had been deferred from the last meeting over concern that the city would be required to correct any problems found.

City staff talked with a federal highways official, who said that any recommendations are meant to be used for future planning. The only liability is if the city fails to plan any action based on the recommendations.

The special Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. Thursday in City Council chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.

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