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Salisbury Police Agree to 4-Year Contract

Salisbury Township and the police union agreed to a four-year contract Thursday that includes raises and increased contributions to health insurance.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners and the Salisbury Township Police Officers Association agreed to a four-year contract Thursday.

Under the new contract:

  • officers will get raises of 2 percent, 2.5 percent, 3 percent and 3.5 percent over the length of the contract, which expires in 2016.
  • officers will increase their annual contributions to their health insurance plan, from $520 the first year to $1,040 the final year.
  • officers will get an additional holiday (Dec. 24), for a total of 11 holidays a year.
  • officers will increase their pension contributions.

The police officers association is comprised of the 16-member Salisbury Township Police Department. The current four-year contract will expire Dec. 31.

Sgt. Kevin Soberick, one of the negotiators, said he was pleased the contract was settled and they avoided arbitration.

Sgt. Don Sabo said they were pleased with the contract. "We understand it's hard economic times for everyone."

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