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Judge’s funding order on agenda

When Ironton City Council meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, it will discuss a court order from Ironton Municipal Court Judge O. Clark Collins directing the city to move money needed to pay 7 1/2 percent of the retirement pickup for his employees from his court probation fund.

Earlier this year, city council approved a plan that requires non-union employees to begin paying 7 1/2 percent of the 10 percent local contribution to each person’s retirement.

This includes municipal court workers. The fire department, which is one of the city’s three unions, agreed to pay 3 percent of the local amount; the police and public works unions chose instead to lay off employees to reach their 7 1/2 percent cut.

Also on the agenda is the first reading of an ordinance to hire E.L. Robinson Engineering to provide services for the Nixon Hill hillside slip repair. The contract is for $53,700.

The council meeting follows a 5 p.m. council finance committee meeting. Both meeting are in council chambers on the third floor of the Ironton City Center.