New deal reached for East Liverpool police

Whether City Council approves it remains to be seen.

A new contract was approved for policein East Liverpool, Ohio.

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – A new three-year contract has been signed between the city administration and police department, but whether City Council approves it remains to be seen.

According to the Morning Journal, Mayor Ryan Stovall and Service-Safety Director Brian Allen released some details of the contract Monday, although some were still sketchy, including exactly how much the pact will cost the city.

No raises were granted in the first two years, but a 4 percent increase will be paid the third year.

In addition to the salary increase, the agreement includes a $500 annual increase in uniform allowance and a $25 monthly increase in cell phone allowance.

A major change in the contract is a provision allowing newly-hired patrolmen to apply up to five years of previous full-time service toward attaining the rank of First Class Patrolman with the city.

City Council has not yet approved this agreement as it does most employee contracts, although it was the topic of discussion in executive session during council’s meeting last week.

The contract is expected to go into effect March 8, and council meets the day before.

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