City likely facing new contract talks

By TODD HELBERG City Editor Published:

Well, its that time of year again when Defiances police and fire contracts are up for discussion. At least thats what was proposed last year when city council approved new three-year contracts with the citys police and firefighter unions. Both unions agreed to a wage freeze due to the citys difficult financial condition, but stipulated that both contracts would be reopened to discuss economic benefits in the second and third years if the citys financial condition improved.