BALLWIN, Mo. (KMOV.com)-- The City of Ballwin has approved a revision of the contract for the city's administrator, Robert Kuntz, who announced his retirement last month.
Kuntz will retire after 27 years as the Ballwin city administrator.
The new agreement will extend Kuntz's period of employment from its previous expiration date of April 14, 2015 to June 5, with the option to push the expiration date back if Kuntz and the city's Board of Alderman agree to it.
The new contract will give Kuntz a six percent pay increase, retroactive to Jan.1, which will raise his annual salary to $175,140. Along with the pay increase, Kuntz will also continue to receive a $400 monthly automobile allowance, plus fuel allowances, as well as other fringe benefits given to salaried city employees.
Kuntz will also be given lifetime access to complimentary golf at the Ballwin Golf Course and free lifetime use of other city recreational facilities.
The contract amendment was approved by alderman in a unanimous vote at the board's Feb. 9 meeting, with one alderman absent from the meeting.
Ballwin Mayor Tim Pogue has announced that the board will hold a retreat in late March or early April to discuss the search for Kuntz's successor.