City Council to vote on police union agreement

Corryn Brock, News Editor

The Charleston City Council will vote on an agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #88 during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The agreement explains the requirements and expectations of working as an officer for the Charleston Police Department. The agreement covers patrol officers, sergeants and lieutenants.

Some items included in the agreement is a “no strike” article that forbids those in the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #88 from taking part in and encouraging the stopping of services and the conditions of employment with the city.

The agreement will be in effect from May 1, 2021 to April 20, 2025 if approved.

The council will also vote on the destruction of audio and video recordings of closed session meetings.

The meeting recordings that would be destroyed are all from 2019 and include recordings of Jan. 2, March 5, April 2, April 16 and May 7 meetings.

The partial release of some closed meeting minutes will also be voted on during the meeting.

The dates of closed meeting minutes that will be partially released are July 2, 2019, July 16, 2019, Aug. 6, 2019, Oct. 1, 2019, Oct. 15, 2019, Jan. 21, 2020, March 17, 2020 and July 21, 2020.

The council will also vote on the purchase of portions of land at 224 Grant Ave. and 1615 University Dr. to build ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The continuation of the local state of emergency will also be voted on.

Following the action items, time is reserved for members of the public to address the council. No action will be taken on matters not listed on the agenda, and the Council is not required to take any further action or to discuss the matter further. Public comment can be made or submitted remotely via email to [email protected] Those interested in submitting public comment should send emails prior to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and indicate in the subject line: CC: 02/16/2020, so the city clerk knows the email is public comment for the meeting.


Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]