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By Carmen Ensinger
Carrollton City Council convened a special meeting on April 27 with the only item on the agenda to discuss and possibly approve a three-year contract with the police union.
Representing the city in the negotiation process were Aldermen Larry Gillingham and Dewain Freand and Alderwoman Bernie Faul as well as Mayor Mike Snyder.
Members representing the Fraternal Order of Police were city police officers Mike Lovel and Jimmie Buchanan.
The main text of the contract remains basically the same with the following changes submitted after the negotiations on March 18 and April 11:
■ Section 15: Holidays: Addition of Junteenth Day.
■ Section 20.1: Base Rate Increase of 3.75 percent each year of the three-year contract. For the sergeant a 25 cent increase added to base pay for hours spent on duty in charge of the department.
■ Section 20.3: Shift Differential:
Any officer assigned to work shift hours between 4 p.m. and midnight shall receive an additional .50 cents added to their base pay.
Any officer assigned to work shift hours between 12 midnight and 8 a.m. shall receive an additional 75 cents added to their base pay.
Section 20.5: Training Pay: An employee who receives certification in three areas approved by the chief shall receive 25 cents per hour added to base for each certificate with a maximum of three certificates.
Section 23.2: Fair Share: Strike entire section from contract.
The revised three-year contract with the changes listed above was approved by the council with Aldermen John Banghart, Faul, Gillingham, Freand, and Tim Reif all voting in favor of the contract. Aldermen Gary Witt was absent.
In the public comments section of the meeting, Velma Gillingham reported that the Cemetery Board is in the process of updating the book that records who is interred in the Carrollton Cemetery.