Judge’s funding order on agenda

Published 9:49 am Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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.

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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.