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A recently completed agreement between the Benton-Carroll-Salem school board and the union representing the district’s teachers will save the district about $300,000, according to Rick Bast, board president.

The new contract includes a roll-back of 2.5 percent on the teachers’ base salary and increases the teachers’ insurance contribution to 15 percent.

Oregon City Council last Monday approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 755.

The agreement states that there are no wage increases for the first year, and a reopener on wages in the second and third year.

New sheriff sets administrative staff
Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen Levorchick has appointed Jeffrey Hickman to be Chief Deputy and Brad York to the Captain of Operations position.

The sheriff said Hickman, who has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, is an asset to the community and department and is able to work “with the public as well as the sheriff’s office staff.”

Oregon is seeking the renewal of three levies on the November 8 ballot.

Voters are being asked to renew an existing 2 ¼ percent five-year levy on income that is needed to run the city.

An austerity plan that includes closing Graytown and Carroll elementary schools if an operating levy on the November ballot fails has been approved by the Benton-Carroll-Salem school board.

The schools would be closed starting with the 2012-13 school year, reducing personnel by six teaching and 10 non-teaching positions.

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