The final 2011 meeting of the Clarkstown Town Board includes a variety of measures. At the midday session on Thursday, the board will vote on a new four-year contract with the town’s employees. The approximately 300 workers voted in favor of the unofficial agreement last Monday.
The agreement calls for two percent raises in each of the contract’s four years. There are no union givebacks and no additional employee contributions to their health plan. According to Board Member Frank Borelli, the money will come out of a budget surplus built into the 2012 spending plan, not from the town’s reserve fund. The CSEA’s current contract with the town expires on December 31.
“My concern is there were no givebacks for new employees,” said Borelli. “I think overall it is a fair agreement.”
The agenda includes several personnel items. The board will vote on eliminating the position of deputy town attorney now held by . Deputy town attorneys serve on a yearly basis and her contract is not being renewed. The decision is described as a cost-saving measure and part of the restructuring of the town attorney’s office that includes possible subcontracting of some responsibilities.
Board members will also vote on accepting the resignation of Christopher Carey from the Planning Board. Carey of Bardonia was elected to the Rockland County Legislature to represent District 9.
A vote will be taken on the terms and conditions of employment for the police chief and two captains and setting the 2012 and 2013 salary for the town assessor.
Other measures listed are:
- Authorization of funds for improvements to the Congers Lake Dam and Gilchrest Road Dike
- Installation of fire hydrants in Normandy Village in Nanuet
- Adoption of the fee schedule for town departments for 2012
The town board members also serve as the directors of the Middlewood Housing Development in Nanuet. They will hold a special meeting after the regular town meeting to vote on the financials for the 106-unit senior citizen complex on North Middletown Road.