Pleasant Hills Council accepts uniform bargaining agreement
Pleasant Hills Council on Monday conditionally accepted a uniform collective bargaining agreement with the borough's police department.
The contract awaits approval by Teamsters Local 205.
Police have been working without a contract since their three-year pact expired on Dec. 31. Solicitor Fred Jug said the new contract would be retroactive to Jan. 1.
It includes a wage increase for the borough's 16 officers of 2.5 percent in the first and fourth years, and 3 percent in the second and third years.
Council's acceptance is contingent upon the union's approval of an increase to 10 percent in the officers' contribution to health care, retroactive to June 1.
Negotiations continue for the non-uniform collective bargaining agreement, which includes office, borough authority and public works employees.
Councilman William Trimbath said the next round of non-uniform negotiations is tentatively set for Aug. 29.
Council accepted a $6,651 bid from Marshall Powers for the sale of a 1996 Ford F350 dump truck with snow plow.
Council OK'd transfer of eight sewer taps to the Pleasant Hills Authority at a cost of $1,000 per tap pending approval by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Council approved participation in Economic Development South this year, and to participate next year with a financial contribution to be determined during the budget process.
Economic Development South is a nonprofit community development corporation serving Brentwood, Whitehall, Baldwin and portions of Pittsburgh. It revitalizes the area along the Route 51 corridor.
“This organization has had quite a bit of success at getting grants and moving projects forward,” Councilman Gregory Smith said. “We can look forward to seeing what they might be able to do in Pleasant Hills,”
Rickie Davis Fink is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.
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