In addition, there will be a resolution authorizing the funding of an additional 0.25 per cent payroll for police and fire unions and unconventional employees effective October 1, 2018. On Tuesday, members of the Collective Agreements Unit voted to ratify the agreement, the terms of which would come into effect from October 1, 2018 (the union and the city did not have a contract after that date) and run until September 30, 2021. “The police union is very pleased with the outcome of the negotiations,” said Sergeant Paul Blanchard, President of Cape Coral FOP Lodge 33. “Both sides are committed to making progress, and we commend municipal and union officials for their understanding of our needs and for their work on our goals.” Yesterday, Cape Coral city officials voted unanimously in favour of a new three-year contract. The negotiations concluded on a positive note with evidence in the need to bring all positions in City Manager, John Szerlags` goal of the 75th percentile of wages to remain competitive with other cities. If they do not protect the citizens of Cape Coral, the police are donating their time and talent to support public relations events, including the annual back-to-school shopping tour, the 5K/walk race, the holiday shopping tour, prostate cancer awareness and famine assistance, to name a few. A collective agreement between the city and members of the De IUPAT Local 2301 rate unit may be concluded. According to a statement from City Manager John Szerlag, the economic heart of the agreement is that wages will not exceed the permitted maximum of 3.25 percent per annum or the cumulative three-year amount of 10.07 percent. Wages would apply retroactively to October 1, 2018. She will make a recommendation for a candidate from the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors. Board member Rick Williams currently sits on the Board of Directors and has expressed interest in retaining this position. Cap Coral is one of the three safest cities, with more than 150,000 inhabitants.
Chief Financial Officer Victoria Bateman said in a memo that wage margins remained the same and were in the 75th percentile in an acceptable position in the market. The Commission will also vote on changes to the city code to cover the protection of the goph turtle with the owl digging and to expedite the discipline process for licensed contractors in the event of an infringement, eliminating probable cause hearing before a case occurs before the Contractor Regulation Board.