By NR Staff • 

Amity settles with LIUNA

AMITY — The city of Amity and its employee union, Local 320 of the Laborers International Union of North America, have agreed on a three-year contract taking effect July 1. The city council unanimously approved the agreement at last Wednesday night’s regular meeting.

The contract calls for 2 percent cost of living adjustments. It allows either side to reopen talks if the annual Consumer Price Index goes negative or rises more than 4 percent.

City Clerk Jackie Loos and public works employees Bobby Hatch and Cody Goings are covered by the agreement.

“There were no big issues,” said City Administrator Larry Layton. “They came to us and wanted to get it done.”

In other business, the council approved an updated water master plan that recently passed muster with the state. The city received $150,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to fund the update, which was carried out by Peter Olsen of Salem’s Keller Associates.

A public hearing was scheduled, but no witnesses came forward.

The council also approved a six-month contract for engineering services.

Amity, Dundee and Lafayette have all been contracting with Charles Eaton for services. However, his workload is expanding, so the city will need to contract for additional assistance at $58 an hour.

The council will meet next at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2.

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