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>Middletown Settles With Police SOA Union; PBA Members Vote Tomorrow To Save 6 From Layoff

>I don’t have all the facts but according to a friend that attended this afternoon’s special Middletown Township Committee meeting a contract settlement was reached with the Middletown Police Senior Officers Association (SOA) and a settlement with the Middletown PBA is pending union vote of approval scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Details of the settlement between Middletown and the SOA are as follows according to what I have been told:
  • 4 year contract with salary increase of with 7.5% during length of contract broken down as follows – 1.5% 2% 2% 2%.
  • No demotions or reduced pay for current Senior Officers.
  • No layoffs of Senior Officers (thanks to 2 retirements instead)
  • Members must contribute 25% of the cost of health plan if they stay with Township’s current health care plan, otherwise they must switch to a HMO based plan that members must contribute a percentage of salary to participate in (details of this however are a little sketchy and more clarification is needed.

As for the terms of the contract settlement between the Township and the members of the Middletown PBA, terms were not announced officially because the PBA union will be holding a meeting with it’s members Saturday morning (tomorrow) for ratification (terms are believed to be similar). Once the contract is ratified details will be released at Monday night’s (May 2nd) Township Workshop meeting.

It was stated however, that if this contract between the PBA and the Township is ratified only 4 of the 10 planned police layoffs will take place , saving 6 positions.
More details as they become available over the next few day…

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>FYI – Special Middletown Township Committee Meeting Scheduled For Today Cancelled

>Just an FYI to readers that thought that there may be a special meeting of the Middletown Township Committee this afternoon at 5 pm, the meeting has been cancelled.

No reason was given on the Township’s website for the canceling the meeting, but you can be sure that it was cancelled because no agreement was reached with either the SOA or PBA unions on contract givebacks before tomorrow’s looming Township lay-off.
As they say, “Tomorrow is another day”.
So let’s see if tomorrow’s meeting goes on as planned.

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>Special Meetings Scheduled For Thursday and Friday May Not Be What We think

>Kudos to Redbankgreen.com and Dustin Racioppi for tracking down Middletown’s acting mayor, Tony Fiore, and asking about the two special Township meetings that have been called for on Thursday and Friday this week.

According to what was written online, the two hastily scheduled meetings are just incase a contract settlement is achieved between the Township of Middletown and it’s two unions.
At this point in time, there are no settlements pending or imminent and there is a very good chance that the meetings will not take place. The meetings were call for “just in case”.
So as of now, the expected lay-off of 10 Middletown police officers and 16 members of the Township’s Department of Parks & Recreation on Friday are still, pending unless there is an 11th hour settlement

You can read more about it >>>Here

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>Breaking News: Special Middletown Township Committee Meetings Scheduled for Thursday and Friday @ 5 PM

>Posted shortly ago on the Middletown Township website, two notices for special Committee meetings to be held on Thursday April 28th & Friday April 29th.

It seems that contract settlements with the Township’s unions, the SOA and PBA are imminent.
No further details are given.
The question is however, did the unions give enough in concessions to the Township to avoid the planned April 29th lay-off of 16 Park & Recreation workers and 10 Middletown Police officers?
If so, than it would be a sure bet that the Middletown Arts Center will, more than likely, remain open and other doomsday service cuts will not be implemented.
Below are the notices:
Thurs, April 28 Special Meeting 5pm

Notice is hereby given that the “Open Public Meeting” of the Township Committee of the Township of Middletown is scheduled for:

DATE: Thursday, April 28, 2011
TIME: 5:00 PM SPECIAL MEETING
PLACE: Middletown Town Hall, Main Meeting Room, One Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748

at which time the following matters of business will be conducted:

KNOWN ACTION ITEMS:

Possible Adoption of Resolution Ratifying Collective Bargaining Agreements (SOA and/or PBA)

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO FOLLOW

and any other matters that may come before the Township Committee.

Heidi R. Brunt, RMC, CMC
Township Clerk

April 26, 2011
The Independent
Asbury Park Press
Two River Times
The Star Ledger

Fri, April 29 Special Meeting 5 p.m.

posted: April 26, 2011
Notice is hereby given that the “Open Public Meeting” of the Township Committee of the Township of Middletown is scheduled for:

DATE: Friday, April 29, 2011
TIME: 5:00 PM SPECIAL MEETING
PLACE: Middletown Town Hall, Main Meeting Room, One Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748

at which time the following matters of business will be conducted:

KNOWN ACTION ITEMS:

Possible Adoption of Resolution Ratifying Collective Bargaining Agreements (SOA and/or PBA)

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO FOLLOW

and any other matters that may come before the Township Committee.

Heidi R. Brunt, RMC, CMC
Township Clerk

April 26, 2011
The Independent
Asbury Park Press
Two River Times
The Star Ledger

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>Special Meeting of the Middletown Township Committee 9/30/2008

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A special meeting of the Middletown Township Committee is being called for Tuesday night 9/30/08 to discuss possible action to be taken against  Mountain Hill, LLC.

Mountian Hill, LLC is the developer of the proposed “Town Center” project, which won it’s  court appeal against the township earlier this month. 
The Township Committee will vote to ratify a resolution of petition to the NJ State Supreme Court. The petition will ask the court to overturn the lower courts decision against the Township in the matter of Mountain Hill, LLC v. Middletown Matters.
If anyone wishes to voice their opinion in this matter the  open public portion of this special meeting starts at 8:30 pm at  Town Hall.

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Special Meeting of the Middletown Township Committee 9/30/2008

A special meeting of the Middletown Township Committee is being called for Tuesday night 9/30/08 to discuss possible action to be taken against  Mountain Hill, LLC.

Mountian Hill, LLC is the developer of the proposed “Town Center” project, which won it’s  court appeal against the township earlier this month. 
The Township Committee will vote to ratify a resolution of petition to the NJ State Supreme Court. The petition will ask the court to overturn the lower courts decision against the Township in the matter of Mountain Hill, LLC v. Middletown Matters.
If anyone wishes to voice their opinion in this matter the  open public portion of this special meeting starts at 8:30 pm at  Town Hall.

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