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Required Pension Contribution Shrinking For New Hope Officers, New IT Vendor Hired

The council voted on police matters and IT matters.

A New Hope Borough Police Department SUV. File photo.

At their recent meeting, New Hope Borough Council approved a resolution that will reduce police officers’ contribution to their 2024 pension plan.

The amount the officers have to contribute will decrease from 5 percent to 2.5 percent.

Officials said the reason for reducing their rate is the police officer’s contract with the borough. 

In other business, the council approved the hiring of part-time Parking Enforcement Officer Angela Chen.

Chen, a grad student looking for part-time work, will mostly work nights and weekends at a rate of $18 an hour.

Mayor Larry Keller was not present at December’s council meeting, so Chief of Police Michael Cummings spoke on his behalf. 

Three of the borough’s part-time parking enforcement officers are looking to leave the borough for potential full-time opportunities, according to Cummings.

In addition, the borough council approved a proposal from Integra One to provide Information Technology (IT) services for the borough’s administration and police department. 

Integra One is an IT services firm based out of Allentown. They are business partners with Microsoft, Lenovo and HP, among many others, according to Integra One’s website

The company also has experience providing IT services in the government, healthcare and finance sectors.

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