Council ratifies Woodbury police contract for 2016-18
Woodbury police will receive a 2.5 percent wage adjustment in 2016, with more coming in 2017 and 2018.
The Woodbury City Council ratified the Woodbury Police Officers Association contract after a brief closed meeting on Oct. 14. The contract is for three years, 2016-2018, and includes general wage adjustments during the same period.
In 2017, police officers will receive a 2.7 percent wage adjustment. In 2018, they will receive a 3.0 percent wage adjustment. According to the Oct. 14 agenda memo regarding the contract, the wage settlements are in line with those of other cities of comparable size.
The contract also increases the clothing allowance from $815 to $890 for each contract year. New employees do not get the clothing allowance until they complete their one-year probation term.
The contract also allows any officer injured on duty to receive up to 720 working hours without any loss to sick leave or vacation, if a certain set of workers compensation criteria are met.