Grove City Mayor Ike Stage has announced that a new contract with the city’s law enforcement officers will be considered by the Grove City Council.
The current contract expired at the end of 2009 and this new agreement for the city’s 59 Federal Order of Police (FOP) members covers the years 2010 through 2012. The city’s administration has been working with the FOP for the past five months to facilitate this new agreement.
According to Stage, "We are very pleased with the agreement which is a win-win for both sides. The process went smoothly with both sides respecting the critical nature of our need for the utmost in both public safety and fiscal responsibility."
Grove City police officers will not get a wage increase in 2010 until mid-April. With the new contract not being retroactive to Jan. 1, the wage increase for the 2010 year will be approximately 1.5 percent. In 2011 and 2012, the FOP members will receive 3.5 percent increases if council adopts this new agreement.
The previous three-year contract that covered 2007-2009, produced an 11 percent wage increase over the 3 year time period.
The new three-year agreement also provides increases in the service longevity schedules and a 10 cents per hour increase for those officers working second and third shifts.