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Council: New police contract caps pensions

January 25, 2013

Saying they welcomed a city police contract that begins to take swipes at capping pensions and requiring police to contribute to health care costs, City Council unanimously approved a four-year......

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wwhickok

Jan-25-13 12:17 PM

shirly, as just an ordinary citizen, to an extent I agree with you, but at the same time I feel the burden taken upon the taxpayers needs to be minimized as well. I mean no matter how vital they are, the citizens have to be able to support themselves too and rising costs does not make citizens more independent. I'd like to see a nation that does NOT depend so heavily on welfare and furthmore a city that doesn't. But if spending and taxpayer costs aren't controlled that can never happen; Albeit Welfare will never disappear and I don't meant to suggest it should or will, but I do think there needs to be less dependency on it.

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Shirly

Jan-25-13 10:35 AM

Tell you what folks, the police and fire departments are one place we DO NOT want to skimp on. I witnessed first hand yesterday an all out effort to find a fugitive. (The article on this story isn't taking comments, btw.) There were police everywhere, on foot and in vehicles. Walking (and at times, running) down the streets and through the yards, looking for this guy.

They put their lives on the line every time they put on the uniform. Trying to short change these valuable people is a false economy that will hurt us all.

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LaughIn

Jan-25-13 9:13 AM

Jeff, they just hired 2 last night, but they were just replacing the 2 who didn't make it

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jeff33

Jan-25-13 8:30 AM

country. Cities

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jeff33

Jan-25-13 8:25 AM

The Mayor and Council should look into Auxiliary Police Officers. Municipalities across the country have auxiliary police officers they put themselves in the academy (Act 120)and volunteer their services. Williamsport could sure use this extra help, I have seen these cops all over the country cities,small towns,Sheriffs Departments and in Florida the State Troopers. Look into this Mayor! I know the city officers are probably against this because it will hurt their overtime but the City needs too look at this Option.

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