According to the OPBA, all collective bargaining talks in Ohio for public sector employees are governed by Chapter 4117 of the Ohio revised code, and holds that for new bargaining units, progress is made over a 90-day period.
Spokesman Joe Hegedus with the OPBA said with that in mind, the hope would be to be finished by the end of the year, adding this sort of thing can't be rushed.
Hegedus pointed out, while this is new in the city of Centerville, it's not unusual.
He said he'd be surprised if there's another city or department the size of Centerville that is not represented.
Hegedus says so far there have been two negotiating sessions and the two sides are making progress. The next session is set for Nov. 8.
We are working to reach out to the city of Centerville and the Centerville Police Department for a comment.