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FD council OKs police contract

Union members to receive 1.5 percent raises

A new one-year contract with unionized police officers was approved by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday.

The pact with Public Professional and Maintenance Employees Local 2003 goes into effect July 1 and runs through June 30, 2021.

Union members will receive a 1.5 percent raise on July 1 and a 1.5 percent raise on Jan. 1, 2021.

The contract covers about 37 officers.

The council approved the contract unanimously without debate.

In other business, the council:

• Bought property at 811 Fourth Ave. N. from Thomas Farhat, of Slater, for $35,000. The site will be cleared for redevelopment.

• Purchased light bars, in-car camera systems and other electronics for police vehicles from Keltek, of Baxter, for $44,120.21.

• Approved purchase of rock salt for the Public Works Department from Land O’Lakes/Purina Animal Nutrition of Hutchinson, Kansas, for $71 a ton.

• Purchased a dump body, crane and hydraulics package for a public works truck from Hiway Truck Equipment, of Fort Dodge, for $33,563.

• Gave final approval to vacating a right-of-way next to Amigo’s, 280 N. First St.

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