This blog is trying to figure out the insanity behind Shane Gibson's contract. (We'll be publishing the contract soon for all to read - no offense Mr. Gibson, nothing personal - it's just taxpayers' money.)
If Mr. Gibson's contract shows him making $12,500.00 per month as a contracted employee this adds up to $150,000 per year. Add the Insurance for he and his family and we are probably around $180,000.00 per year.
The first problem we are having is a contract employee making that much money and not paying for their own insurance. The second problem is reading how a second-class city, such as Jeffersonville, only spending an average of $239,000.00 per year for the last two years on legal fees. We not only had Mr. Gibson, we also had Mr. Greg Fifer, Mr. Lorch, and Mr. Lewis (for the NAPD) and who knows how many others.
We resent former Mayor England telling the Council Mr. Gibson would not receive any perks/benefits if the Council agreed to the salary stated publicly. Did the City Council's Attorney have a chance to review the contract? If so, he would have noticed the Insurance added onto the bottom of the contract. What the heck?