FAIRVIEW TWP. – Township supervisors on Monday unanimously approved a new contract for police officers.
Under the new four-year contract the township’s five full-time police officers will receive a 3 percent salary increase in each of the next two contract years and a 4 percent raise in the following two years. There will be no changes to benefits.
The contract will take effect Jan. 1; the old contract was set to expire Dec. 31.
Supervisors said the police department saved the borough about $12,000 by negotiating the contract without arbitration.
The township also employs two part-time officers not covered by the contract, Township Secretary Barbara Wasiakowski said.
In other business, board Chairman Russell Marhold responded to complaints of flooding from residents of Garden Avenue, Brook Avenue and Sutherland Drive.
Marhold said he will have the township engineer look into what is creating the problems. Also, an ordinance implementing the local taxpayers’ bill of rights, which includes rules and regulations, a disclosure statement, a form of taxpayer petition and the adoption of administrative appeal procedures was accepted by the board.
Township budget meetings will be held on Oct. 12 and 24, both starting at 6 p.m.