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SALAMANCA – The Common Council this week approved back pay agreements with the city’s police and public works departments.

Police officers were owed back wages for a period between April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012, a time when the city was unable to honor raises for the employees.

The agreement pays three percent of an officer’s wage during the fiscal year in question. In total, the agreement with the police department pays out $15,334, spread over 13 officers.

A similar agreement was reached with the members of the union that represents the public works employees.

That agreement will cost the city $8,536 spread over eight employees.

“We needed to do this to be able to satisfy our contractual obligations to these employees,” Mayor Carmen Vecchiarella said.

In another measure, the Council voted to remove six properties from the tax rolls, as is the policy when Native Americans purchase real estate within city limits.

A total of $1,791 will come off the tax rolls, with $74.41 of that coming off the county taxes as well.

The Council’s next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in the courtroom of the Ronald Yehl Municipal Building, 225 Wildwood Ave.

A meeting of the Public Works Committee will be held at 6:15 that night.