Friday, October 21, 2011
Bethlehem Township Police To See Small Raises Over Next Four Years
Under the new contract, police officers will see no raises next year, but will begin contributing to the cost of their own health care insurance. In 2012, they will get a 2.75% raise, followed by 3% raises in 2013 and 2014.
Officers who retired between 2005and 2005 will also receive a $350 monthly stipend for health care, until age 65.
Police officers will continue to contribute to their own pension plan, and in increasing amounts over the next four years. They are eligible to retire at age 50, with 25 years of service.
In addition to the annual $550 uniform allowance, the Township will provide a pair of pants and a shirt for each uniformed patrol officer each year.
"The Township thinks it's a fair arbitration," stated Assistant Township Manager Doug Bruce, who was involved in the negotiations.
Township Commissioners will meet again on Monday, November 7, 7 PM, at the Municipal Building, located at 4225 Easton Avenue.