White Oak Borough signs agreement with police
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Solicitor Terry Leckman said Monday night that the borough has negotiated a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with White Oak's police officers.
Council voted to direct Mr. Leckman to work with the attorney for the police officers' union to draw up the new contract.
Under the terms of the agreement, White Oak's 11 full-time and two part-time officers will accept a wage freeze during 2012, the first year of the contract. Officers will receive a 1.5 percent pay increase in 2013 and a 2.5 percent wage increase in 2014.
Officers' current contract with the borough expires Dec. 31.
"The police officers recognized there were some economic considerations" involved in negotiating the contract, Mr. Leckman said.
In other action, council:
• Voted to extend an agreement with South Versailles to provide police coverage in that community.
• Voted to raise a fine for homeowners and others parking on grass and dirt outside of paved areas from $25 to $300. Mr. Leckman said a person parking on grass might receive a warning before receiving the fine
• Voted to pay $250,521 to Morgan Excavating LLP of Belle Vernon, the firm handling the borough's 2011 paving project.
• Voted to table action on an ordinance to restrict the height of buildings on airplane flight paths until a public hearing on the ordinance is held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21.
Allegheny County officials have been asking representatives of various county municipalities to pass the ordinance.
First Published October 27, 2011 12:00 am