FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to approve a four-year contract that gives patrol deputies retroactive pay and wage increases, county Clerk Julie Magoon said.

Commissioner Fred Hardy of New Sharon opposed the vote, she said.

The contract is in the process of being signed. It runs from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016, Magoon said.

Deputies had been working under a contract that expired June 30, 2012.

Under the new agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police, patrol deputies will receive a 2 percent wage increase going back to July 1, 2012. A separate check will be issued for that money, she said.

Once the new contract is signed, deputies will receive a 2 percent wage increase plus a 1.8 percent cost-of-living increase until June 30, 2014.

On July 1, 2014, deputies will receive a 2 percent wage increase plus a cost-of-living increase, she said. The latter will be determined each year of the contract.

On July 1, 2015, deputies will receive a 3 percent wage increase plus a cost-of-living increase, she said.

Another big change in the contract is the union will go with a special law enforcement retirement plan that will cost the employee and county more money, she said.

A representative of the union was not immediately available for comment Tuesday.

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