Bryan City Council Ratifies Three-Year Agreement With Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association

At their December 19 regular session, members of the Bryan City Council voted unanimously to adopt Resolution 33-2016, ratifying a three-year agreement between the City of Bryan and the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

The contract, which will be in effect from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2019, brings about several changes, including wages and benefits, language dealing with records and removal procedures, duty hours and ready to work procedures, along with changes to uniform allowances. Other changes included in the new pact include a drug and alcohol screening after an accident, and the elimination of the ‘Me Too’ clause.

Council approved Ordinance 51-2016, authorizing Change Order #3 in the amount of $2,500 for the 2016 Curb Replacement Program, and Ordinance 52-2016 authorizing Change Order #2 for the amount of $1,122.17 for the 2016 Asphalt Program.

Ordinance 53-2016 was approved without dissent by Council, authorizing Mayor Doug Johnson to enter into contracts on behalf of the Bryan Fire Department for mutual aid or fire protection services for Center, Pulaski and Jefferson Townships for the calendar year 2017. The contracts stipulate an amount of $26,250 for Center Township, $26,500 for Pulaski Township, and $11,650 for Jefferson Township.

Council agreed to renew for 2017, the terms of the current members of the Volunteer Firefighter’s Dependents Fund Board. Continuing to serve on the Board will be Councilors Richard Hupe and Tommy Morr, Fire Chief Bruce Siders, Captain Leonard Bauer and Jerry W. Manon. The Board only functions upon the death of a volunteer firefighter in the line of duty.

Council accepted the resignation of Jason Stahler from the Street Department, and authorized the advertisement of the vacancy of his post.

Mayor Johnson reported that the city offices will be closed on December 23 and 26 for Christmas, as well as on January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day. Trash scheduled for pickup on January 2 will be picked up as scheduled, and Friday and Monday trash pickups will go forward as scheduled around the Christmas holiday.

Chief Siders asked that all citizens exercise vigilance in fire safety over the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays. “The Bryan Fire Department wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and with that, please mind your trees. Keep them watered.

Watch the extension cords and all the lighting. We want everybody to have a safe Christmas and a very happy new year.”

Council will convene for a special session to approve the 2017 budget at 11:00 a.m. on December 29.

Timothy Kays can be reached at tim@thevillagereporter.com

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