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Hollywood Commission Agrees to Restore Firefighter Pension Benefits

The Hollywood Commission passed on final reading an ordinance that will restore the pension benefits that had been greatly reduced following the financial urgency.

Bill Huddleston, the president of Hollywood Professional Firefighters Local 1375 was pleased that most of the pension benefits had been restored.

He said that the older and longer serving firefighters had to give up some of their pension benefits so that younger and newer fighters could have more benefits. Huddleston said that this agreement comes after two years of negotiating.

Also, the Commission passed a resolution authorizing the 2018 – 2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the firefighters union.

Hollywood commission agrees to restore firefighter pension benefits
Hollywood Fire fighters applaud the final decision by the Hollywood Commission to restore most of the pension benefits the fire fighter had lost after financial urgency.

Hollywood commission agrees to restore firefighter pension benefits
Bill Huddleston, leader of the local firefighters union, pictured here addressing the commission said most of the benefits were restored. 

 

During the meeting, the Commission also approved some major purchases during a recent meeting.

It agreed to a resolution to allow city leaders to issue purchase orders to Tenusa and Orchidman Landscape Artisans on a rotational basis for citywide landscape design and field services in an amount not to exceed $350,000.

It passed a resolution to allow city leaders to issue a purchase order to Coastal Industries USA, Luke’s Landscaping and Tensua on a rotational basis for citywide irrigation maintenance and repair services for a combined amount not to exceed $300,000.

It agreed to a resolution to allow city leader to issue purchase orders to J. Gomez and Sons, Visualscape and Superior Landscaping and Lawn Service on a rotational basis for city wide tree supply, relocation and installation services for a combined amount not to exceed $300,000.

Lastly, the Commission agreed to a resolution to allow city leaders to issue a purchase order with Commercial Laundry Equipment Company for the purchase of Unimac commercial grade washers and dryers for various locations with the Fire Department for an amount not to exceed $94,250.

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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  1. “Bill Huddleston, leader of the local firefighters union, pictured here addressing the commission said most of the benefits were restored. The older firefighters gave up some of their benefits so the younger benefits could have more benefits. He said the firefighters union negotiated with the city for two years to get the benefits back. Many of the firefighters attended the meeting and they showed solidarity.”

    Who wrote this??? This looks as if it could’ve been written by an eight-grade cub-reporter for a high-school newspaper.

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