Delmar town hall meeting called to address new union contract
DELMAR, Md. – Delmar police voted to accept the terms of the first union contract ever, now a special meeting at town hall has been called to announce the details of the long awaited deal.
Delmar, Maryland mayor, Karen Wells says, a referendum to allow collective bargaining in the state of Maryland took place back in 2007, however it failed in Delaware.
Now, as of this time last year Maryland and Delaware started negotiations to come to a tentative agreement to allow for officers to make a competitive salary and hopefully attract more recruits. After the killing of Cpl. Keith Heacook, the town came together to make sure the police station didn’t have to endure a tragedy like this again. “There’s a process that has to be followed in order to make this work and it was followed and I’m thankful for the diligence of the officers and the town negotiators,” says Mayor Wells. She adds, “We’re very hopeful that this will help and Chief Barkley can build his department and we’ll go from there.
The town hall meeting will take place Monday, October 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Delmar Town Hall, it will be live streamed as well.
If you would like more information on the meeting or want to take a look at the agenda, just head to the town’s website.