Ocean Ridge police voted last month to approved a long-awaited contract that will give them an additional $800 toward their medical deductible and a $1,000 salary adjustment.
Ocean Ridge town commissioners are set to vote March 5 on the pact, the first negotiated with the Police Benevolent Association since police voted to unionize a year ago.
Town Manager Ken Schenck anticipated that the commission would approve the 37-page agreement, because the commission had reviewed most of the issues already. The deductible and the one-time salary bump were the two final issues, he said.
Both will be covered in the city’s existing budget, Schenck said. The one-time $1,000 salary adjustment won’t be included in the officers’ base salaries.
— Angie Francalancia