Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 | 1:59 p.m.
Josh Reid will start work as Henderson city attorney in less than two weeks at a salary of $190,000 a year — near the top of the pay scale, according to terms of a contract made public today.
The City Council, which on Nov. 29 selected Reid to fill the vacant post, is scheduled to vote on the contract at a meeting Dec. 20. The contract would go into effect Dec. 26.
Reid would make the same as former city attorney Elizabeth Quillin, who resigned in August after a DUI arrest.
The pay range for the job is $127,000 to $199,000 a year, not including benefits.
In the renewable, three-year contract, the city agrees to pay Reid $1,000 a month for three months for health insurance from his former employer until he qualifies for coverage through the city’s plan.
Under terms of the contract, if Reid is terminated for cause, he is entitled to all compensation, including accrued annual and sick pay.
If terminated without cause, he would not only receive accrued sick leave, banked holidays and annual leave but a severance package. The package includes a lump sum equal to 12 months’ salary and payment for the cost of nine months’ health insurance.
Quillin accepted a $99,500 severance package, accrued vacation time and 10 months of insurance coverage, worth about $3,800, after her resignation earlier this year.
For Reid, the city will also pay fees associated with renewing his Nevada State bar license. Reid lives in Henderson, a stipulation of his contract.