Premo said he’s worked with the Village Board to keep expenses down. The new union contract bumps retirement from the department from 20 to 25 years and requires new hires to contribute 10 percent to their health-insurance premium.
The chief said the timing of possible dissolution is also poor, as the use of heroin and other hard drugs is on the rise and more burglaries and thefts have been reported.
“And it’s only going to get worse.”
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