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DUNKIRK – City Council members Tuesday approved a contract with the union representing police officers during a special meeting in City Hall.

Officers are set to receive no increase for 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015, but will begin receiving longevity pay increases.

Officers have been working without a contract since the end of 2011. Council members unanimously ratified the four-year agreement with the City of Dunkirk Police Benevolent Association. Longevity payments start when officers have served more than two years with the department. Officers also receive $900 in a flexible spending account to be used for medical expenses.