Manager contract considered by City Council


Delaware City Council will consider giving the city manager a 2 percent salary increase tonight.

On a relatively light agenda, council will have a third reading of an ordinance covering City Manager R. Thomas Homan’s employment agreement tonight.

The agreement states that Homan’s 2014-15 hourly salary of $64.93 will be raised by 2 percent to $66.22.

“Mr. Homan will serve as city manager at the will of the City Council and nothing herein will be taken to suggest or imply guaranteed tenure,” the agreement states.

The city operates under a council-manager form of government. Council appoints the city manager, who is the city’s chief executive and administrative officer. He oversees the city’s operations. The city has nearly 300 employees and an operating budget of about $45 million.

Homan has been the city manager here since 1999.

“A graduate of both Michigan State University’s James Madison College and New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, where he received a master’s degree in public administration, Homan previously held manager positions in Connecticut and New York,” said the city’s website. “He is an accredited member of the International City/County Management Association.”

Also on the agenda is a proclamation honoring Master Sgt. Kenneth L. Davenport; an update from Delaware General Health District Commissioner Shelia Hiddleson; and public records training from city attorney Darren Shulman.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St. The public may attend and comment during the meeting.

Delaware City Manager R. Thomas Homan in a file photo. City Manager R. Thomas Homan in a file photo.

Courtesy photo

By Gary Budzak

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Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.

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