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ORDINANCE RATIFYING, AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MARION AND THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, OHIO LABOR COUNCIL, INC., FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS (COCO) BARGAINING UNIT, INCORPORATING NEGOTIATED CONCESSIONS AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, the Council has been advised the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc., Communications Officers (COCO) Bargaining Unit is set to expire June 30, 2011, and
WHEREAS, the Administration has advised negotiations with the Bargaining Unit have resulted in concessions being achieved and the proposal has been ratified by the Unit, and
WHEREAS, the Council finds it beneficial to the citizens of the City of Marion to by the passage hereof incorporate the concessions gained at the bargaining table during the contract renewal negotiations,
BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Marion, Marion County, Ohio:
Section 1. Council hereby ratifies, authorizes, approves and directs the Administration execute a Collective Bargaining Agreement in order to put in place the negotiated concessions which were determined to be necessary between the City of Marion and Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc. COCO Unit to address State cuts to local governments and the impact of the great recession on the community. The current Communications Officers (COCO) Bargaining Unit contract is set to expire June 30, 2011. The Council finds the bargaining unit has approved and ratified the proposal, further, there is a real and present need to implement negotiated savings without delay, therefore the new term shall begin and have an effective date of May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2014.
Section 2. The Auditor is authorized and directed to de-appropriate the line items within the Department of Police relevant to those associated with the COCO Unit associated with the respective concessions and shall do so upon passage of this ordinance.
Section 3. That this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the welfare of the City of Marion and its’ inhabitants thereof and for the further reason that the current contract is set to expire June 30, 2011 and it is necessary to implement concessions gained through bargaining, and as such shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its’ passage and approval by the Mayor, provided it receives the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all members elected to Council, otherwise it shall become effective from and after the earliest period allowed by law.
Approved: Dave Edwards
President of Council
Mayor Scott Schertzer
Clerk of Council