The Collinsville City Council is scheduled to meet Monday night to vote on an agreement between the city and the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council.
The vote will determine whether a proposed change to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, specifically the costs associated with the department's canine unit, will be accepted by the city.
The original agreement expired in December 2011. If the new agreement is accepted by the city, it will go into effect Feb. 1 and remain in effect until Jan. 31, 2016.
Under the original agreement, the canine officer was paid for the 45 minutes per day required to care for, feed, groom, exercise, and travel to and from work daily with the canine officer. On the days when the canine team was not on duty, the officer was paid overtime or compensatory time for the 45 minutes per day required to care for the canine.
Under the proposed agreement, if it is passed by the council, the canine officer would be paid 15 additional minutes each day overtime wages or compensatory time instead of 45 minutes. On days the officer is not on duty, the officer would be paid for 30 minutes per day overtime or compensatory pay to cover the care required for the dog.
The council also may vote on whether to repeal an ordinance that established the water rate for an annexed water system, according to the meeting agenda.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.