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By Breyana Segura
The Pearsall City Council is set to meet Thursday evening, April 22, to continue discussions on extending the city administrator’s contract.
Federico Reyes was hired as administrator in July 2019 and has a year left on his present contract. The council may decide this week whether to add a year to his contract and give him a 15-percent salary increase.
Reyes has become the highest-paid administrator in Pearsall’s history. He was hired to serve two years with a base annual salary of $120,000.
A March 31, 2020 council decision prompted an amendment to his original contract and extended Reyes’ contract until July 2022. The execution of that amendment granted Reyes a one-time lump sum payment of $12,000.
During the Tuesday, April 12, meeting, Councilor Julian Hernandez made the motion to extend Reyes’ contract another year. Due to wording on the council agenda regarding only a job evaluation, however, Hernandez’ motion was nullified.
Reyes’ contract includes a clause that indicates the salary review may allow the council to review the employee’s performance and provide a salary increase between five and 15 percent of the annual base salary.