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Brookfield, Union Settle On Contract For 2024-26

The Town of Brookfield and employees of the Highway Department agreed to a new three-year contract.

At last week’s Town Board meeting Supervisor Loren Corbin gave some of the features of the agreement.

Employees will have three more floating holidays for a total of five.

Corbin said floating holidays are use it or lose it and unlike vacation time cannot roll over to another year.

The shoe/boot allowance went up to $300 a year.

For employees who get their health insurance elsewhere and don’t use the Town, they will now receive $300 a month.

Corbin said given the cost of insurance that is a savings for the town.

Wages will increase 3 percent each of the three years.

Corbin said while there were things both sides didn’t get, overall it came out fine for both parties.

Councilman Dewitt Head gave an update on the plan to move the former St. Mary’s Church in North Brookfield to the Barnes farm up the hill.

Head said two springs were discovered under the church when setting up the moving platform and now the building sits in a mudhole. Water is also running down the hill through the pasture.

Until the ground freezes, Head said, the building can’t be moved up the hill on wheels.

No bids were received for fuel so the Town will advertise again. Bids will be open at the March 11 meeting.

Starting next year the Town will pay the electric bill for the Christmas lights display.

It had been paid by the Brookfield Fire Department Auxiliary but the Auxiliary has folded. ...


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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