The Ketchikan City Council meets in special session Thursday to consider how to move forward with an update of the city and Ketchikan Public Utilities compensation plan.

The update was done by consultants Ralph Andersen and Associates. Full implementation of compensation plan changes would cost just shy of $2 million more per year.

That increased cost includes salaries and benefits for city and KPU employees combined.

Also Thursday, the council has an executive session scheduled to discuss how the compensation plan update affects KPU’s contract with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union employees. That contract expires in December of 2020.

City Manager Karl Amylon has recommended that the executive session take place before the council considers action on the compensation plan.

Thursday’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.