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Under an three-year employment contract finalized Dec. 2, incoming Kyle City Manager Scott Sellers will earn a starting annual salary of $165,000 plus health insurance, a vehicle allowance and reimbursement for job-related expenses.

Scott Sellers

Scott Sellers

Sellers, currently the city manager of the East Texas town of Kilgore, will begin his duties in Hays County’s second-largest city on Jan. 1 under a contract that runs through the end of calendar year 2018. If Sellers is dismissed without “good cause” before the contract’s expiration, he will be entitled to severance pay equal to six months salary.

Seller’s total starting compensation amounts to $186,264, more than city managers in more populous Interstate 35 corridor cities such as New Braunfels ($160,850) and Schertz ($161,320) and less than or equal to city managers in smaller cities such as Buda ($165,000) and Seguin ($192,417).

His total compensation package — valued at $186,264 a year when health insurance premiums and his $500 a month vehicle allowance is factor in — amounts to $12,714 less than the average of nine Central Texas cities included in salary survey commissioned by the Kyle City Council.

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COVER PHOTO: A landmark old water town in downtown Kyle. PHOTO by MIKE RASTIELLO

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