Police Contract Gets Green Light
The contract bumps up police pay a little bit.
The Board os Selectmen approved a contract with the North Andover police union Monday night.
"I am very pleased with the cooepration between the union and town," Selectman Tracy Watson said. "We were able to ratify a contract that is mutually beneficial for both sides."
The new contract, which was negotiated between Town Manager Andrew Maylor and the union, extends for three years and gives officers a 2.5 percent pay raise for this year (which ends next summer) and a 1.75 percent raise for each of the next two years.
Also included in the contract was the ability for officers with 20 years or more on the department to buy back vacation time.
In other Police Department news, it seems one of the cruisers has outlived its usefulness.
Police Chief Paul Gallagher requested that selectmen declare car 322 as surplus. The car, a 2008 Dodge Charger, has almost 140,000 miles on it and Gallagher said maintaining it as a police car would be expensive.