Recommended Hike for Dover City Pensioners

Mar 13, 2012


            A Dover Council committee is ready to consider a request for a hike in the cost-of-living adjustment for the city’s pensioners.

            That’s despite the fact that members say the city’s problematic financial situation would likely exclude any permanent raises.

            The city’s Civilian Pension Board voted last month to recommend a 4 percent increase in pension payments effective in January of next year and  a 2 percent annual increase in 2014.

            The 4 percent increase would cost the city around $98-thousand per year.

            Lester Blakeman a city retiree and a member of the pension board...noted that pensioners had not gotten an increase since 2006.