Press Release: Clarkstown Reaches Contract Agreement with Police
For Immediate Release
December 14, 2017
Contract Agreement with Police
(New City, NY) - Today, the Town of Clarkstown and the Clarkstown PBA ratified an agreement
for a new contract, creating
a new five-year deal covering 2018 through 2022.
"Consistent with my administration's pledge to control cost within the Police Department, this new agreement is a win-win
for town taxpayers
and our hard working police force," Hoehmann said.
The new agreement features
a wage increase approximately .75% lower than
any other recently negotiated PBA contract in the county. It also reduces starting salaries for Officers hired during or after 2018 by $18,000.
Wage increases of 1.7% in 2018 followed
by Jour years
at 1.8% are significantly lower than those negotiated by the Town in past
The proposed agreement also reduces the amount of compensatory time Police
Officers are entitled to accumulate. Currently, Police Officers may accumulate
up to 480 hours of compensatory time. Under
the new agreement, that amount will be cut in half
to 240 hours per officer. This agreement
greatly reduces the Town’s significant $5 million liability in this area and will help the Town better
manage overtime expenditures.
"We thank the members
of the Clarkstown PBA for working with the Town to
negotiate a fair contract for all parties," Hoehmann said.
"This contract is the result of the Town and the PBA working
together for the last
two years. This overall contract
is a fair and equitable
agreement that provides
a below market salary iincrease and concessions that will enable the Town to better control spending. We want to again thank Supervisor Hoehmann and the Town
Board for establishing a good faith process
that resulted in a fair contract.
Together we will continue to work hard to provide a safe and secure
community," said Pete Walker, PBA Vice President.
"Over the past two years our police department has faced several
challenges. This new contract
is a fresh start and a show of support
and confidence in our
hardworking police force. We are blessed to have such capable
and dedicated men and women keeping
Clarkstown safe," Hoehmann