MAYVILLE – The case involving the City of Jamestown challenging a recent arbitration panel’s decision involving a contract with its police union will go before the State Supreme Court in Chautauqua County Monday.
Last October the three-member arbitration panel ruled 2 to 1 that the city must provide a retroactive, 2 percent salary increase for all members of the Jamestown Kendall Club PBA police union for the years covering 2016 and 2017.
- RELATED: State Law Required City to Participate in Arbitration with Police Union, Also Provided Opportunity to Challenge
In November the Jamestown City Council voted 7 to 1 in favor of challenging the arbitration decision. The city claims the arbitration panel didn’t follow proper state guidelines when determining the salary increase and considering the financial position of the city. As a result, it is asking the court to vacate the decision.
The arguments will take place in Chautauqua County Supreme Court with Hon. James Dillon presiding. The Kendall Club is being represented by legal counsel from Fessenden, Laumer & De Angelo while the city will be represented by Bond, Schoeneck & King.