Contract talks with a couple of Napoleon city unions have produced new agreements that were approved at the Monday session of city council. City employees in the bargaining group will receive a 1.5% increase in pay for 2014, followed by a 2% increase in year-2, and a zero percent increase for the third year. The Napoleon fire-fighters union local was approved for a wage freeze in the first year of the contract, followed by back to back years of 1.5% increases. There are about 40 employees in the city bargaining group; and another 8 in the fire-fighters union. Negotiations with the police union will probably not wrap-up until early next year.
Napoleon city council approved a new budget for 2014, that passed unanimously. The general fund expenditures are anticipated at 5.6 million dollars; which is a decrease of about $230,000 from proposed budget for 2013. That new budget does not include the addition of an assistant law director, which was removed prior to the vote.
And Napoleon Council passed a first reading on a resolution to establish a cooperative agreement for construction of a new water plant that would serve a number of communities in