will be paid $13,175 per month until a full-time city manager is hired.
Pekarek, the city of Joplin's health director, has been serving in the interim position since the sudden resignation of Sam Anselm March 12.
Among other items in the contract:
-Pekarek will receive $100 per month automobile allowance
-$420 per month will be placed in an ICMA Retirement Corporation Deferred Compensation Account
-Vacation at a rate equivalent to four weeks per year (same benefit Pekarek currently has)
Under the terms of the contract, if the Council should decide "that is it not in the best interests of the city" for Pekarek to remain as interim city manager, he will return to his position as health department director.