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Newark police, village agree to new contract

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Police in Newark have a new contract.

Village officials made the announcement on Wednesday, signaling that a new contract was ratified.

Contract negotiations were supposed to begin in early-2020, but the pandemic caused a delay.

Negotiations played out between February 2021 and August 2022 before terms were roughly outlined.

Last week the police union ratified the deal and the village board signed-off making it official.

The new contract is good for six years.

“I am glad that we were able to negotiate a good contract that met the needs of our police department as well as our taxpayers,” Police Commissioner and Village Trustee Stuart Blodgett said.

Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor said it was a good step for Chief Richard Martin and his department. “We are pleased to have an agreement,” Taylor said. “Now, with a new chief in place and new contract, we can move forward and continue the good work our department does for years to come.”

Police are represented by CSEA Local 859.