State arbitrator backs Clarkstown PBA in salary dispute

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A state arbitrator has sided with the Clarkstown Police Benevolent Association (PBA) regarding a pay raise dispute with the town.

Town of Clarkstown Supervisor Alexander Gromack says the town wanted to freeze the already hefty police salaries.

The average salary for a Clarkstown officer currently stands at $142,000, a figure that recently put Clarkstown on the map for having one of the highest-paid police departments in the nation.

Now, the Clarkstown PBA will get a 3.4-percent retroactive pay raise for 2009 and 2010.

Town officials say they are working on this year's contract and hope to reach a compromise with the union.

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