Geneva Considers 4-Year Bargaining Agreement With Police Officers
Four-year contract calls for increases of 3.5 percent, 2 percent, 3 percent and 3 percent.
The city of Geneva is poised to accept a four-year contract with its police union that calls for a 3.5 percent pay hike the first year, and hikes of 2 percent, 3 percent and 3 percent in the following three years.
The Geneva City Council Committee of the Whole will take its first public look at the agreement during its 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, meeting at City Hall.
According to the summary provided in the COW's agenda packet, the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council (FOP) Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) ha been tentatively agreed upon by union representatives and the city's management team.
Union members have ratified the proposed contract.
The CBA is a four (4) year agreement with the following wage proposals:
- FY 2011-2012 – 3.5 percent
- FY 2012-2013 – 2 percent
- FY 2013-2014 – 3 percent
- FY 2014-2015 – 3 percent
The management team conducted a comprehensive study to compare wages and benefits between the police officers and 13 other departments.
If approved by the full City Council, wages will be retroactive to May 1, 2011, and all other terms of the contract will become effective immediately.
In other business at the COW on Monday, aldermen were expected to recommend approval for a certificate of completion for the LivingWell Cancer Center as well as consider the miscellaneous funds budget for 2012-13.
Miscellaneous funds often garner a lot of conversation, as aldermen try to discern a "need" from a "want" in an overall city budget where the tax base is shrinking and dollars are harder to find.
Miscellaneous funds include:
- Beautification Fund
- Cemetery Fund
- Commuter Parking Fund
- Cultural Arts Fund
- Debt Service Fund
- Fire Pension Fund
- Group Dental Fund
- Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
- Mental Health Fund
- Motor Fuel Fund
- Police Pension Fund
- Prairie Green Fund
- Refuse Fund
- Strategic Plan Advisory Committee Fund
- Special Service Area # 1 Fund
- Special Service Area #s 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 18, 22, 23, & 26 Funds
- Special Service Area # 16 Fund
- Tax Increment Finance #2 Fund
- Tourism Fund Budget
- Tree Nursery Fund
- TriCom Fund
- Workers’ Compensation Fund
SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING AGENDA
Electronic versions of the Committee of the Whole Meeting packets (http://www.geneva.il.us/agendas/cowpacket.pdf) will be available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format the morning of the meeting. To see Minutes from Committee of the Whole Meetings, visit http://www.geneva.il.us/minutes/cow_minlist.htm. To listen to audio or view video from past meetings, go to http://www.geneva.il.us/audio/AudioHelp.htm.
Monday, March 12, 2012
City Hall Council Chambers
109 James Street
Geneva, IL 60134
1. Call to Order
2. Consider Consent Agenda
*3. Approve Committee of the Whole Minutes from February 27, 2012.
4. Items of Business
a. Oath of Office for Police Officer David Zeigler.
b. Recommend Approval of Request for Use of Right-of-Ways for Children’s Benefit League Tag Days April 13-14, 2012.
c. Recommend Approval of Draft Resolution Authorizing Publication of Updated Zoning Map.
d. Recommend Approval of Draft Resolution Authorizing Purchase of Primary Cable for River Lane Underground Cable Replacement Program.
e. Recommend Approval of Certificate of Completions for On-Cor and Living Well Cancer Center.
f. Recommend Approval of Draft Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Collective Bargaining Agreement Between the City of Geneva and the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council.
g. Presentation of 2011/12 Miscellaneous Budgets.
h. Recommend Approval of 2012/13 Miscellaneous Budgets as Presented and Public Hearing on April 16, 2012.
5. New Business
6. Upcoming Meetings: Special Committee of the Whole: March 19, 2012.
7. Closed Session on Collective Negotiating Matters Between the Public Body and Its Employees or Their Representatives.
- Editor's note: I sent this as a "breaking news alert" in order to send an e-blast notice prior to Monday's meeting, since Patch had not reported prior to this that the bargaining agreement would be on the Monday night agenda.