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Council set to vote on transit department contract

City meeting set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council is expected to vote on a resolution accepting the new contract for the city’s transit department during Tuesday’s meeting.

The contract for the Teamsters Local 294 expired on Dec. 31, 2013. The new agreed-upon contract was dated Dec. 1, 2016.

The contract includes information on holidays, vacations hours, sick leave details and health insurance information.

The contract also includes 1 to 2 percent pay increases depending on the year for both full- and part-time drivers, mechanics and transportation clerks.

The Common Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

The council has already approved the contract for the Police Benevolent Association during the Jan. 24 meeting. The contract for the city fire department is still being worked on.

Also during the meeting, the council is expected to discuss potentially setting a public hearing date to accept the donation of a property at 14 Temple St. to the city.

The two-family residence was damaged by fire on July 3, 2014 when lightning struck the roof.

The building has been declared unsafe following a city code hearing and it has been decided that the building will be demolished.

The council initially approved a resolution in November to demolish the property and to send out bids for the project.

The city later rescinded the bid resolution in December, since it would need approval to enter the property and do asbestos abatement.

Kerry Minor can be reached at kminor@leaderherald.com.

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