MOUNT VERNON — The discussion was heated at times, but in the end a majority of City Council wanted the city to honor its commitment to hire three additional firefighters and a police officer.

That was the primary topic of discussion at the special Budget and Finance Committee meeting called Monday by committee Chair Sam Barone. They also discussed whether they would be comfortable with the administration negotiating new union contracts with a reopener clause on wages after one year.


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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