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LOCKPORT – The Common Council began its work on the 2014 city budget in a closed session Wednesday, with no data released.

Mayor Michael W. Tucker said the budget materials contain sensitive information regarding positions and union contract provisions, which are currently under negotiation. All five city unions are working under terms of expired contracts.

Deputy Corporation Counsel David E. Blackley said an executive session was allowed because of those circumstances.

The budget documents were compiled by John Schiavone and Sara Dayton of Lumsden & McCormick, an accounting firm hired by the city in February on a $17,500, one-year contract to do budget preparation work. They were present at Wednesday’s meeting.