Sep 25, 2014 12:01 AM

Nashua aldermen override Mayor Lozeau’s veto of police contract

NASHUA – Amid accusations that the presence of uniformed police officers carrying badges and weapons in the Aldermanic Chamber was a form of intimidation, the full Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to override Mayor Donnalee Lozeau’s veto of a proposed police contract that the board approved 13-2 two weeks ago. Lozeau said during her comment period Tuesday that she vetoed the clause that allows 57 of the 137 Nashua Police Patrolmen’s Association members to use accrued sick or vacation pay out of fairness “to the city’s other 1,600 employees who agreed to pick up a greater share of their health care premiums, deductibles and co-pays.” The veto override was approved 12-3. Three aldermen changed their votes from Sept. 10. Alderman-at-Large Brian McCarthy and Ward 8 Alderman Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja initially voted to approve the contract but voted Tuesday to sustain Lozeau’s veto, while Ward 3 Alderman David Schoneman voted “no” Sept.


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