Fairbury Council Approves New Agreement With Police

FAIRBURY – The Fairbury City Council approved a new collective bargaining agreement with police during their meeting Tuesday night.

Councilman Doug Brown said the deal with the Fraternal Order of Police includes a seven percent increase in wages.

:11     “…wages were low.”

City Administrator Collin Bielser added that the agreement also brought health insurance for police in line with other unions.

:09     “…split for families.”

Brown said the city’s share for both individual and family plans decreased slightly.

The council voted unanimously to approve the deal and have the mayor sign it. The Fraternal Order of Police still needs to approve the agreement for it to take effect.

During the meeting the council also took a moment to recognize councilman Rick Carmichael for his induction to the Police Officers Association of Nebraska Hall of Fame.

:04     “…(laughter)”

Carmichael was honored for four decades of service during a ceremony Oct. 3 in Kearney.

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