The Normal Town Council will consider a new contract with the Police Benevolent and Protective Association Unit 22. (Stephanie Pawlowski/WJBC)
By Stephanie Pawlowski
NORMAL - The Normal Town Council Monday night is looking over a new two-year contract with the Police Benevolent and Protective Association Unit 22.
Deputy City Manager Pam Reece said typically contracts last four years.
"We basically had both parties agreed to everything for the first two years and then when we started looking at years three and four, we just hadn't agreed and we thought, 'At this point, years three and four are a little far out to look in terms of the economy and where things are going to be,'" Reece said.
The contract includes 2.85 percent wage increases in both years, a match of up to $500 per year in the employee's retirement accout and an increase in the sick leave exchange for retirement.
"We're just pleased that with both police and fire recently we haven't gone to an arbitrated settlement, we've actually reached these jointly through mediation," Reece said.
The other items on the council agenda Monday night include a revision to the agreement with IDOT over funding the Northtown Road project, signing a lease agreement with the developers of the Uptown One project and making appointments to the Connect Transit Board and Children's Discovery Museum Foundation Board.
Stephanie Pawlowski can be reached at Stephanie.Pawlowski@cumulus.com.