City signs union contracts, landfill engineering, mower purchase

YORK – The City of York has renewed its contracts with the local police and fire unions.

This past week, the council approved a one-year contract with the police union. Mayor Barry Redfern said there were no major changes compared to last year.

The fire union contract is for two years.

Redfern said the negotiation process went very well with both entities.

Also this week, the council signed a contract with HDR for landfill engineering contract, with the cost to not exceed $64,000. York Public Works Director James Paul said the company “has been very instrumental in the construction of the new cell.” Administrator Sue Crawford also recommended the contract, saying it is in the city’s best interest.

The council also approved a budgeted purchase of a large mower from Midwest Turf and Irrigation. The cost will not exceed $90,547. Paul said if it was approved right away, it would put the city at the top of the list to receive the piece of machinery and with it would come the potential to save $8,700. They budgeted $95,000 for the purchase, so the cost came under that amount.

Also during the council’s meeting this past week, Dr. Crawford said engineers would be in town to walk the area where the future trail extension will be located, to better determine where exactly it would be constructed from one end of the city to the other.

And related to the major pedestrian project that will take place in the city, businesses at the interchange had been invited to a meeting with the city and engineers to talk about how the project will possibly impact them. They will also be given updated Tax Increment Financing information.

 

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