— The Board of Trustees unanimously approved adopting a resolution for the 2011 Michigan Employees Retirement System (MERS) contribution rates for clerical/non-union employees, police command and police patrol at its Dec. 20 meeting.
For the 2011 MERS contribution rates, clerical/non-union contribute 5.18 percent and the township contributes 5.18 percent. The police command contributes 12.33 per cent, while the township contributes 13.64 percent. Members of the police patrol contribute 10 percent while the township contributes 15.97 percent.
The 2011 rates for clerical/non-union represent a 1.38 percent decrease from the 2010 rates of 6.56 percent for both employee and township. The 2011 rates for the police command represent a 1.52 percent decrease for the employee from the 2010 rate of 10.81 percent, and a 1.53 percent increase for the township from the 2010 rate of 12.11 percent. The 2011 rates for the police patrol represent a 2.31 percent decrease for the employee from the 2010 rate of 12.31 percent and a 5.36 percent increase for the township from the 2010 rate of 10.61 percent.
Prior to adopting the resolution, Trustee Frank Kasle asked Supervisor Karyn Miller if the contribution rates were considered a negotiation issue since the township currently is undergoing contract negotiations with unions.
“This needs to be approved by Jan. 1, 2011,” Miller said.
“We can change the rates if the contracts change,” asked Kasle, to which Miller replied yes.
The next meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees is 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit www.flinttownship.org.