A legislative determination hearing will be held Wednesday night to discuss ongoing contract negotiations between the Village of Greenport and Civil Service Employees Union members.
The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Old Schoolhouse.
According to Greenport Village Clerk Sylvia Lazzari Pirillo, the hearing is the next step of the process in contract negotiations between the village and the CSEA.
The open meeting has been discussed at prior village board work sessions and meetings, and was noticed in the paper.
William Swiskey, who is running for a trustee position on the Greenport Village board in the coming election, questioned why the meeting was not noted on the village's website.
The website was updated Wednesday to remedy the situation; the meeting was listed accordingly.
At the last village board meeting, Swiskey asked if the village board was planning to impose a 0 percent increase on its membership with the new contract.
When asked at the meeting if a 0 percent increase were to be imposed, Greenport Village Mayor David Nyce said, "I can't answer that question at this time."
Swiskey said the village board had never imposed a 0 percent increase on its membership in the past; the law states that it is possible, he added.
"If you are imposing a 0 percent increase, you are using the club of your peers to hit the poor little workabees in the head," he said. "If that's your plan, Mr. Mayor, I can't do anything much about that."
Nyce decline comment on Wednesday.