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Raises, bonuses for Macomb city employees

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Rich Egger

The city has new contracts with the Fraternal Order of Police and public works employees. The city council approved the agreements this month.

Mayor Mike Inman said this year’s contract talks were the smoothest he’s gone through during his 15 years in city government.

“Everyone came to the table knowing where we’re at fiscally, and I think that’s reflected in our cost-of-living adjustments,” Inman said.

The police and public works contracts are each for three years. Members of both unions will receive raises of 2.5%, 3%, and 3.5% during the life of the contracts.

The city reached the same agreement with firefighters. The city council approved that deal in early April.

Non-union city workers will also receive 2.5% pay raises for this fiscal year, which began May 1.

In addition, all full-time city employees will receive one-time bonuses of $2,500.

Part-timers will receive 250-dollars.

“We’re grateful for the work done over the last two years, in particular through the pandemic, and we’ve tried to acknowledge that through these one-time bonuses,” Inman said.

The bonuses will be paid for with money the city received through the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

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