Aledo employees represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 will receive a 2 percent increase in pay effective immediately.
Council members approved the contract following a half-hour closed session on Monday, the second such session of the evening.
No action followed the first hour-long closed session, held before the regular session, during the committee-of-the-whole meeting.
The meeting was to discuss the purchase of real estate.While the council declined to comment on the property discussed, Aledo Mayor Bill Breeden confirmed the Button Building and a $200,000 sale price was discussed at a tax-increment-financing committee meeting last week.
More than $500,000 in TIF incentives have been approved for the property since 2005.
In other business, the council approved a TIF redevelopment agreement with Mary Louck, owner of Mainstreet Antiques, for no more than $35,076.40. It also approved moving the downtown clock to a corner of Central Park and the adjacent parking lot.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.