News in Brief – 7/8/10

Published 10:37 am Thursday, July 8, 2010

OAPSE-Chesy contract focus of meeting

CHESAPEAKE — Chesapeake Board of Education will meet tonight in special session to finalize the details of its contract with OAPSE that is to cover the cooks and aides in the district.

The contract is expected to be voted on during the board’s regular meeting on Monday, July 19, starting at 7 p.m. in the Chesapeake Middle School cafeteria.

This is a new union for approximately 33 workers, who are mainly part-time and have never had union representation before, according to board president, Jerry Osborne.

The special meeting begins at 7 p.m. today at the board of education office.

Village council passes budget

CHESAPEAKE — Chesapeake Village Council passed its 2010 budget of $308,467 during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

The council met a day late since its usually scheduled meeting fell on the Monday, July 5 holiday.

Council also authorized Sheward Insurance Agency of Jackson to provide accident insurance for village employees and purchased a gasless power wagon to be used to charge batteries for electric trimmers, drills and other equipment.

The purchase is part of the village’s efforts to go green that also include trying to convert its traffic lights into LED lights.

Council’s next meeting will be Aug. 2.