Mayor, City Council plan police salary discussions
By DAN KULIN
Hagerstown's Mayor and City Council are expected to discuss a new pay scale for city police next month, but it's unclear whether that discussion will be in public or behind closed doors.
During Tuesday's council meeting, Councilman Alfred W. Boyer said he "would not feel comfortable discussing these numbers in open session" and wants to hold deliberations in a closed session.
Boyer asked the other council members whether they would prefer to meet in public or private.
Councilman William M. Breichner said because negotiations with the police officers' union are ongoing, council talks about the pay scale should be done in private.