City councilors will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday to consider whether to back a contract negotiated between Mayor Art Ward and Local 233 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Workers.
Local 233 represents most of the workers at City Hall.
The terms of the deal remain a secret, but Ward said the union has already signed the pact. He said the city has to act before its next regular council meeting in order to meet mandatory time requirements.
At least one councilor, Republican David Mills, said he can’t make the meeting because he had already planned to be out of town.
In addition to the union contract, councilors also plan to appoint a fair housing officer and perhaps deal with a property tax dispute over watershed land in Harwinton.
The special meeting will take place in the council chambers on the first floor at City Hall.
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