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Council, police union sign off on new contract

Barely enough City Council members to form a quorum, needed to make a decision, gathered Wednesday evening, Dec. 18, to approve two salary increases for city employees.

The four councilors who were able to attend the meeting, one by phone, approved a 3-percent raise for most of the members of the Sweet Home Police Employees Association and a salary schedule that includes a 3-percent raise for non-represented city staffers.

Both were approved unanimously by councilors Susan Coleman, Diane Gerson and Mayor Greg Mahler, along with Dave Trask, who participated in the meeting by phone.

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