Article 19

Shall the Town vote to approve cost items included in the three year Collective Bargaining Agreement ratified by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Pelham and the Pelham Police, Fire and Supervisor's Association which calls for the following increases in salaries and related benefits and to further raise and appropriate the sum of $55,234 to fund the first year of the Agreement?

Year Cost

Accumulated Cost

2006 $55,234 $
2007 $45,954 $101,188
2008 $55,953 $157,141

(Recommended by Selectmen) (Recommended by Budget Committee) 


Originator Board of Selectmen & Supervisors Union
Board of Selectmen 5-0-0
Budget Committee 7-0-0 (Diak - absent, Farris - absent, Lowe - absent)
Town Meeting no changes made during the Deliberative session

Voter's Guide Explanation

The Town has ratified a three year agreement with the Supervisor’s Association that includes the Police and Fire Chiefs, Police Captain, Highway Agent, Cable Coordinator, Cemetery Superintendent, Transfer Station Superintendent, Parks and Recreation Director, Planning Director, and Senior Citizens Director. The agreement calls for a cost of living increase in each year and incremental increases in the employee’s share of insurance costs which will be 20% in year three.  Additionally, employees hired after approval of the contract will accept a reduced vacation/sick time package.

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