An updated compensation plan for City of Ketchikan and Ketchikan Public Utilities employees is the topic of a special city council meeting on Wednesday.

The update was done by consultants Ralph Andersen and Associates, and it first was given to the council on June 6th. Wednesday’s special meeting will include a presentation from Ralph Andersen and Associates vice president, Doug Johnson.

According to a memo from Assistant City Manager Lacey Simpson, Johnson also will meet with employee who provided comments or concerns about the update. Simpson writes that the consultants will take those comments and any input from Wednesday’s meeting, and will revise the plan update, as needed.

The revised update will come back to the council at a later meeting.

Currently, the update shows that most city and KPU salaries are below the market average. The estimated cost of implementing the compensation plan’s recommended salaries is about $1.8 million.

Wednesday’s special meeting starts at 7 p.m. in city council chambers at City Hall. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.