posted on July 09, 2013 07:46
The Batavia City Council grants pay raises to police officers and the city manager.
Council last night voted unanimously to approve a new four year contract with the police department union.
The pact grants a 2.75 percent pay increase in each of the next four years.
It also reduces benefits for new hires through fewer sick days and no city paid healthcare in retirement.
City Manager Jason Molino was given a one time pay raises of one and a half percent (1.5%) retroactive to April 1st.
The raise brings Molino’s annual pay to $87,299.
A $35,000 project to build a dumpster enclosure in School Street parking lot has been put on hold.
Four city councilmen balked at the idea of using $10,000 in VLT aid to pay for part of the project.
Councilmen Rose Mary Christian, Kathy Briggs, Jim Russell and Brooks Hawley wanted the four businesses that locate their dumpsters on the lot to pay the remaining $10,000 not covered by various grants.
The measure will be brought back at a later date.
The Council also last night approved a 2.5-million dollar contract with Zoladz Construction of Alden for the reconstruction of Cedar Street between Main and Ellicott.