Round Rock City Council authorizes mayor to execute meet and confer agreement with Round Rock Police Association

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan was authorized by the City Council Sept. 23 to execute a meet and confer agreement with the Round Rock Police Association. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan was authorized by the City Council Sept. 23 to execute a meet and confer agreement with the Round Rock Police Association. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan was authorized by the City Council Sept. 23 to execute a meet and confer agreement with the Round Rock Police Association. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan was authorized by the City Council Sept. 23 to execute a meet and confer agreement with the Round Rock Police Association.

This agreement outlines how the city will conduct business with its police officers, as far as practices and functions that are appropriate to the governing body operating in a "responsible and effective manner," according to the agreement. Included in this agreement is an annual 3% pay increase for the three-year duration of the agreement. This is the third meet and confer agreement the city has entered into with the Round Rock Police Association since 2012.


The agreement also allows RRPD officers to have a 15-step pay scale. During the city's packet briefing on Sept. 21, officials discussed the market average of a 12-step pay scale, which would have officers "topping out," or maxing out their salaries, at around 12 years for officers, with each pay scale step representing a single year. The pay scale on the new meet and confer agreement, which will expire on Sept. 30, 2024, includes a base as well as 14 steps intended to reflect annual salary increases. Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said this will allow the department to retain officers longer.

"Really what it does is it takes your seasoned officer, [and] he or she tops out quicker than what we had before," Banks said. "The highest pay would have been 15 years, outpacing the 12 years. What we're trying to do is look at retaining officers for a longer period of time."

The agreement includes provisions for additional pay tied to extra certifications and education incentives, as well as disciplinary procedures.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.


MOST RECENT

The amended version of the planned development unit will now go to the Austin Planning Commission for review. (Rendering courtesy Austin Environmental Commission)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Austin commission OKs development plan near Lady Bird Lake; shopping center coming to Porter and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 15.

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
MAP: 5 commercial projects filed in Round Rock, Pflugerville, including renovations to Brushy Creek Elementary and Round Rock High schools

Wondering what renovations and new construction are underway or set to begin soon in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto? Be the first to find out.

These generators will assist in providing consistent access to water for Round Rock utility customers in the event of a power outage at the southeast elevated pump station, south 81 pump station and southeast ground pump station, according to city documents. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock City Council authorizes contract for engineering services with Gupta & Associates for standby generators

These standby generators are being sought by the utilities department following directives from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Utilities Director Michael Thane said during the council's Oct. 12 packet briefing.

This announcement came during a presentation regarding the city's ISO rating during the Oct. 14 Round Rock City Council meeting. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock earns top tier ISO Class 1 Public Protection Classification fire preparedness rating

Round Rock has earned an ISO Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating, with an overall total of 95.25 points out of a possible 100. 

Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat will be held Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Kyle)
20 fall activities to do across Central Texas; Grand Donuts coming to Georgetown and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Round Rock City Council affirmed the decision of its municipal court to revoke the Long Branch Saloon's amplified sound permit following violations of an ordinance. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock City Council affirms municipal court decision to revoke Long Branch Saloon amplified sound permit

Round Rock City Council considered an appeal for a local business that had its amplified sound permit for an outdoor venue revoked in September in accordance with a 2018 amendment to the city's sound ordinance to address music volume in the downtown area.

The appointment of Assistant Fire Chief Shane Glaiser as interim Fire Chief was confirmed by the Round Rock City Council Oct. 14. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock City Council appoints Shane Glaiser as interim Fire Chief

The appointment of Assistant Fire Chief Shane Glaiser as interim Fire Chief was confirmed by the Round Rock City Council Oct. 14. 

Round Rock Tavern’s side bar, Hoot & Annie, offers outdoor patio seating. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
6 local spots to watch sports this weekend in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Spend game day at one of these local spots for good food, drinks and company.

The Smoking Joint is now open under the umbrella of Click Click Chew virtual food hall in Cypress. (Courtesy Kirsten Gilliam)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: More restaurant, retail space could be coming to north Frisco development; Locatelli’s owners launch virtual food hall in Cypress, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 14.

The following commercial projects have been filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. (Screenshot courtesy Google Maps)
MAP: 5 commercial projects filed in Round Rock and Pflugerville, including new restaurant and children’s respite

Curious what renovations and new construction projects are underway or set to begin soon in Round Rock and Pflugerville?

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware opened at 2701-A Parker Road, Ste. 240, Round Rock, on Oct. 1, with a grand opening planned for Oct. 16 starting at 9 a.m. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware opens in Round Rock

Giveaway bags will be provided for the first 100 customers, and a demo of SawStop products from the company will be held.