Letter: Bedford Residents Urged To Support Town Employees' Contract

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BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The Bedford Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Send letters to bedford@dailyvoice.com.

To the editor:

Bedford residents love their town. One reason: a dedicated group of employees who keep our infrastructure in good shape and our parks pristine.

These folks have been without a contract for years. The Town has negotiated a very responsible contract, with modest salary increases (below the rate of inflation) and the requirement that employees pay toward their health-care premiums. The cost of the proposed agreement: about $7.50 for the average taxpayer, through 2017.

The Bedford Town Board has scheduled a vote for Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m.

I hope Bedford residents will contact the Town Board members and express their support for this blue collar agreement, by phone, by email or by attending the meeting.

Mr. Len Martello
Bedford Hills

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Bravo, Len! Bedford could not function without the hard work and extreme dedication of our Parks and Highway Dept. employees. We are all fully behind this long-awaited contract which represents 'doing the right thing' for those who have done so much for us - often under the most difficult and dangerous of circumdstances. It is a highly responsible agreement that works well for both the Town and the workers.