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MANSFIELD -- Mansfield City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on new three-year contracts with its two police unions.

The separate agreements are with the "Gold" unit, representing police command officers (captains, lieutenants and sergeants), and the "Blue" unit, which represents police officers.

Both bargaining units are members of the Fraternal Order of Police, William Taylor Lodge #32.

Both contracts would be retroactive to Aug. 1 and would run through July 31, 2022.

City officials said both unions have ratified the collective bargaining agreements. Details of the contacts, including pay increases, will not be available until council has approved the deals, according to Safety-Service Director Lori Cope.

In other action Tuesday, council is expected to:

-- vote on a $600 sewer back-up claim for damages sustained in July by Kayla and Grant Griggs, 236 Fairlawn Ave. The payment was recommended by council's claims committee.

-- vote on demolition of dilapidated structures at 47 Glessner Ave. and 287 N. Diamond St.

--  vote to increase appropriations from various unappropriated funds in the amount of $110,000 to cover income tax refunds for the remainder of 2019.

-- vote on the acceptance of a $73,049.34 grant from the Ohio Crime Victims Assistance Office, appropriating the funds to be expended in 2019-2020.

-- discuss during council caucus the city's proposed temporary budget for 2020.

A finance committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. will precede a caucus session at 7 p.m., followed by the legislative session.

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