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Wakefield votes to advertise for new non-union supervisor

 

August 27, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

A HUGE pile of brush across from the city of Wakefield's baseball fields sits Monday evening next to a sign warning residents of "no dumping allowed." The brush was the result of a 2016 summer storm that caused significant damage here and now leaves council members wondering how to dispose of the mass without offending Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality.

By P.J. GLISSON

news@yourdailyglobe.com

WAKEFIELD - After a closed session at their Monday evening meeting, the Wakefield City Council reopened its chambers to the public and voted to advertise for a new non-union position titled Department of Public Works supervisor.

That vote directly followed the council's prior vote to sign and implement a new contract for the city's union employees.

Mayor pro tempore Amy Tarro abstained regarding the union agreement and voted no on the new supervisory job. All other members voted yes on both counts.

"Why do we feel that needs to be done?" asked Tarro...



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