Westmoreland park police get raises in 4-year pact
Westmoreland County commissioners ratified an arbitration award on Thursday granting unionized park police 2 percent raises during each of the next four years.
Starting salaries for the police will increase to $17.70 an hour from $17.35 during the first year of the pact. An officer with more than three years of service will earn $19.74 an hour the first year. The raises are retroactive to Jan. 1.
The former contract was ratified in 2007. The new contract expires on Dec. 31, 2016.
The officers patrol county parks and provide security at the courthouse complex in Greensburg and other county facilities.
The 19 full-time and seven part-time officers are represented by the Park Police Association of Westmoreland County.
In other business, commissioners approved applying to the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for a $457,000 grant to help acquire 8.9 miles of the former Turtle Creek Railroad line to develop a proposed recreational trail through Murrysville, Monroeville, Penn Township and Trafford.
The grant would pay for 50 percent of the project. The county parks and recreation citizens advisory board has committed $35,000 toward the plan and is partnering with the regional trail corporation and the county land trust to raise the remaining funds.
Paul Peirce is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-850-2860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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