Cranberry officials, police agree to contract
Cranberry supervisors on Tuesday ratified a three-year contract with township police, avoiding arbitration.
“It's all about communicating with each other,” Manager Jerry Andree said.
The contract covers 28 uniformed officers, who will receive pay raises of 2.75 percent in the first year, and 2.5 percent in the second and third years.
Other changes include a deferred retirement option program, increased flexibility in scheduling and increasing the amount officers pay toward their health care premiums from 7 percent to 8 percent.
In a statement, Supervisor John Skorupan said that “Cranberry's police department is the most professional local law enforcement agency in Butler County and among the finest in all of Southwestern Pennsylvania.”
Andree said the township losing its contract to provide police service in Seven Fields did not affect contract negotiations.
Seven Fields and Evans City have formed a regional police force that will begin operating in 2015.
Seven Fields had been paying Cranberry to patrol the community.
The township stands to lose about $370,000 next year because of the regional force.
Andree said the township, with advance warning that Seven Fields wanted to end the contract, has been watching its spending.
It last hired a police officer in December 2012.
The police department had been without a contract since the beginning of the year.
Bill Vidonic is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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