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City of Farmington contracts still up in the air for some

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]Many city of Farmington employees and police officers are now working without a contract, but that should change for at least some later this month.

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The Farmington City Council is currently involved in contract negotiations with the city’s two AFSCME unions, as well as the unions that represent police officers and the city’s six police sergeants.

The city has been in contract talks since the end of October, city administrator David McKnight said. Details of the contract negotiations are not public, but McKnight confirmed the city is incorporating wage adjustments from a wage study conducted in 2013 into the contract proposals for the two AFSCME groups.

The method of figuring police salary and benefits is slightly different, he said, so the wage study findings do not apply.

The Farmington City Council went into closed session Monday to talk about the negotiations. McKnight expects a proposal for at least two of the contracts to come forward in the next couple of weeks.

“That’s my hope, at least, for a couple of them. We’re not at that point for all of them yet,” he said.

Contracts for all four bargaining units expired Dec. 31, 2013.

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