GALLUP CITY COUNCIL
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018; 6:00 P.M.
Jackie McKinney, Mayor
Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1 Allan Landavazo, Councilor, Dist. 2
Yogash Kumar, Councilor, Dist. 3 Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4
Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney
Due to the drought conditions as reported by the National Weather Service, New Mexico Forest Service, and the visible dry conditions within the City of Gallup it is recommended that a Proclamation be approved for the declaration of Extreme and severe drought conditions and the restrictions of fireworks use and sales within the City of Gallup. Please see attached Informational.
Hiring Incentive Proposal for Police Department
Lateral Transfer New Hires (Out Of State Certification)
Lateral Transfer New Hires (State of New Mexico Certification)
The Police Department will temporarily relinquish one (1) Full Time Employee, Certified Police Officer position (from 72 FTE to 71 FTE Certified Officer positions). This will allow for approx. $50,000 in funds to be utilized for this program. This would have no fiscal impact on the City. However, if the Police Department reaches 71 FTE during any fiscal year while the program is running, the City is requested to return the one (1) FTE Certified Officer position, with approval from Mayor and City Council, to bring the FTE to 72 Officers.
As you know, our recruiting has been successful but as we hire more Officers, we tend to lose current Officers. I believe that by offering this Sign On incentive, our numbers will continue to rise for recruiting. One of our biggest obstacles in recruiting is that other Departments, Albuquerque, State Police, Hobbs Police, and Farmington Police all offer signing bonuses. I believe that with the recruits that we attract now, which are generally from the immediate area surrounding Gallup, would increase in scope to include areas of the rest of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. I believe this would make us more competitive in the recruiting and retention markets for our area.