The Chatham Village Board held a regular meeting Tuesday night at Municipal Hall, with Mayor Dave Kimsey and all trustees except Brett Gerger in attendance.

•The board honored state champion track athletes from Glenwood Middle School, including Katelyn Lehnen (a sixth grader at GIS), and members of the 8th grade boys squad that won the team state title.

•The board approved a three-year contract with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 51. The contract is similar to the one passed last year with the operating engineers, Kimsey told the Clarion.

The contract calls for three percent yearly salary increases, and in exchange current employees will pay an additional two percent of the cost of spouse and dependent care each year of the contract. 

This creates a tier two scale for new hires that has apprentices start at 80 percent of the current rate, and all new hires pay 50 percent of the cost of dependent insurance, Kimsey explained.

•Board members also discussed the bids (proposals) that were recently received from the yard waste and branch/limb pick-up RFPs.

There were a couple of items to be cleared up, as Kimsey explained, before Village staff could move forward with selecting how to proceed.

The goal is to have ordinances ready to vote on at the next board meeting on June 11.

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