HUGHESVILLE - Borough council chose to not give a cost-of-living raise to its two police pensioners at its reorganization meeting Tuesday night.
A motion was made to increase it, but died because of a lack of a second.
The last time council received a recommendation to increase it was about three years ago, Dee Moyer, borough secretary, said. Council voted no then also.
Moyer said the last time the two people on pension received an increase probably was in 2007 or 2008.
An increase would cost the borough about $72 a month for the rest of the pensioners' lives.
In other matters:
Council agreed to pay for two cellphones for police, which will cost about $100 a month.
The plan allows for 1,000 shared minutes and 500 text messages. Council decided to decrease the number of text messages, which they decided to have in case the officers did not have enough signal to make or receive a phone call.
Councilmen Richard Smith, Mary Burns, James Savage and Curtis Michael took the oaths of office for two years. Jeffery Berger was elected president. Andrew Mook was elected vice president.