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Mayor Schmidt to Present Resolution Opposing HB5485

April 17, 2014 04:45 PM

Mayor David Schmidt will be presenting a Resolution to the City Council on Monday regarding HB5485 - Fire Department Manning.   At the April 7, 2014 City Council meeting, Mayor David Schmidt expressed his opposition to this bill and encouraged residents to reach out to their Senators and do the same.   Mayor David Schmidt believes each municipality should have the right to determine what staffing levels are best for their city.

This bill would allow an arbitrator to decide minimum manning levels for the fire departments subject to the collective bargaining process instead of local authorities.  House Bill 5485 has passed in the State House and is currently being debated in the Senate.

Mayor Schmidt has invited Senators Kotowski and Munroe to attend the City Council meeting on Monday, April 21 to share their position on this Senate Bill.

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