Saline City Council voted 6-0 to ratify a contract a collective bargaining agreement with its two sergeants represented by the Command Officers Association of Michigan. Council ratified the deal after a marathon, behind-closed-doors meeting Monday night.
The deal covers Sgts. Jay Basso and Andrew Hartwig and future hires. The agreement is effective immediately and it expires June 30, 2022.
Sergeants’ base pay will be 15 percent higher than that of the top wage step of a City of Saline patrol officer.
Sergeants will be required to take a pledge to be drugs free and the city reserves the right to test for the presence of illegal drugs and marijuana.
The contract reduces the amount of accrued sick leave from 1200 to 600 hours. Each pay period the sergeants will also receive an extra 1.5 hours of pay for supervisory contact with patrol and dispatch.
New language also provides for possible pay premiums if designated ‘acting chief of police” on a temporary basis.
Health insurance will require sergeants hired before 2008 (which doesn’t affect existing sergeants) to pay six percent of their gross reported wages into the municipal retirement system. That figure rises to 6.5 percent in 2022.
The two sergeants will receive $2,000 in longevity pay in June.