"We're submitting a proposal for a 6 percent wage increase to include a matrix for a one year, three year, five year and eight year step," Pillers said. "So we eliminate the longevity bonus and put it in the matrix that's preset going forward. And then we'd also like to discuss insurance benefits. As you know we're on the HMO and it's just not working well at this time. They're having some problems with providers and access to providers."
After returning from closed session, the city's counter proposal is for a 0.8 percent increase across the board and maintain the currently established longevity agreement. The city is open to the length of the agreement and reserves the right to consider other portions of the agreement at any time. The city also remained open to reconsidering the currently provided health insurance.
"The city is willing to discuss health insurance options while recognizing that the city maintains the right to determine the type of benefit as determined by its budget," City Administrator
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