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SALEM — City council’s Finance Committee is recommending vacation days and holiday pay for 36-hour permanent part-time dispatchers in an effort to keep them from leaving.

“This is a way of showing we appreciate them,” city Auditor Betty Brothers said.

The additional perks are outlined in a proposed adjustment to the fringe benefits ordinance for non-represented employees. The Finance Committee agreed unanimously to forward the legislation to city council for consideration.

City council held first reading. Two more readings will be required for passage…