Reynoldsburg City Council has approved a new three-year contract with police dispatchers that includes a 3 percent salary increase in each of the next three years.

Reynoldsburg City Council has approved a new three-year contract with police dispatchers that includes a 3 percent salary increase in each of the next three years.

The deal is retroactive to Jan. 1, according to Sandra Boller, the city's human resources director.

The pay range for the city's eight dispatchers begins at $41,267 a year and tops out at $53,185 yearly, Boller said.

"There were some changes in health insurance as well; they had an increase in deductibles, as did all city employees," she said.

Under the terms of the contract, the dispatchers will pay the same amount for health insurance as the nonunion police department employees, which is $30.80 per pay period (every two weeks) for single health coverage and $83.15 per pay period for family coverage.

"Premiums dropped a little bit this time, but moving forward, they (dispatchers) agreed from now on that they will pay whatever is negotiated for nonunion employees, and that they will fall under the same health plans," Boller said.