Saginaw City Manager Tim Morales' contract is now official.
Morales was named Saginaw's new manager in February, after serving on an interim basis following Darnell Earley's departure for a governor-appointed role as Flint's Emergency Manager.
The contract approved this week by Saginaw City Council establishes a $110,000 base salary.
It's the same figure as Earley's 2005 contract, but without some of the benefits, such as free lifetime health insurance upon retirement - a decision which had met some ire in the community when added in 2011.
It's an about $7,500 raise from Morales' previous role as deputy city manager and Chief Financial Officer, according to Saginaw's current year budget.
It also offers yearly 1.75 percent step pay increases, provided Morales receives a favorable review from performance reviews.
Other contract details include a 6-month severage package in the case of termination unrelated to embezzlement or other related felony convictions, and an up to $500 monthly stipend for travel expenses.