The Vermont State Troopers Association receives a 2.5 percent increase under a new collective agreement. According to a statement from the human resources department, the agreement has been ratified since last week, but has not yet been signed by either side. “We thought it would be a fair deal,” O`Neil said by phone Thursday. Earlier this week, VSEA members asked the administration to find another way to find funds, with the exception of reducing the state`s workforce. According to estimates by the Joint Tax Office, between 150 and 200 civil servants could be dismissed to cover budgetary needs. O`Neil said that in negotiations with the state, which ended in December, his goal was to achieve the 2.5 percent increase provided by members of the Vermont Employees Association in contract negotiations for 2015. “We were happy that they were able to get the same agreement we made,” Gibson said. These collective agreements are proposed on the Internet to simplify and improve accessibility. Everything has been done to verify accuracy and consistency with the official printed version. If there is a discrepancy between the two, the official print version is checked.
However, the increase for soldiers is coming because the budget cuts are ready to pay tribute to other officials. The governor`s office is looking for labour savings in public authorities to address the state budget deficit, which now stands at more than $110 million. The Vermont Police Will receive a total of $58.88 million in the 2016 budget, mainly from the General Fund and the Transportation Fund. In total, the department receives about $100,000 less than last year. . . . In recent years, the city has spent $30,000 on traffic implementation, particularly on the fight against speeding.
In the past, the city has shared these funds and has entered into contracts with the State Police and the Chittenden County Sheriff`s Office for these services (US$15,000 each). First, we contacted these agencies to encourage them to increase their working time in order to use the full contract amount for this fiscal year (until June 30). As noted in the city report, we have not always used our entire road safety budget in recent years. Second, the Selectboard for the coming fiscal year (Fy15-16, July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) has decided to use the Sheriff`s Office exclusively for our road safety contract. Third, after discussions with the sheriff`s office, we are updating our contract to reflect on our desire to focus on the city`s roads with the highest transit traffic (z.B. Old Stage Rd, Woods Hollow Rd, Cambridge Rd, etc.) and to focus on the time of day when we see our highest traffic (for example. B morning and evening peaks). Even with this emphasis, they will continue to impose themselves on less volume Town Roads and our two national roads (Route 128 – Route 15). The sheriff`s office attended several of our meetings and responded to our questions and comments on where we see problems faster.
With this, they are law enforcement experts, so we will continue to give feedback without dictating how they do their speed patrols. Fourth, we are discussing the use of part of our budget to enforce traffic for the purchase of portable radar speed panels. You`ll never miss a story with our daily titles in your inbox. The sheriff`s office is very interested in advising Westford residents on speeders. They cannot publish quotes on the basis of advice, but they can and do their implementation on the basis of advice, including active search for problem vehicles/drivers.