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City Council approves Harrisburg fire contract

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Harrisburg City Council has approved a contract with the firefighters' union.

Tuesday night, President Wanda Williams admitted council wanted more time, but the lack of a deal was costing the city $17,000 a week.

As part of the contract, Station 6 in Shipoke will still close.  That is something council had hoped to avoid.

Williams was asked if the vote had anything to do with the recent push by Mayor Eric Papenfuse.

"I am not going to be bullied by this man," Williams said. "I'll do what I want to do...what's best...for the more than 49,000 people that we work for. We don't work for him. I am not going to allow him to bully me."

Tuesday's meeting was the first since the passing of Public Safety Chair Eugenia Smith, who opposed closing the fire station.  Council held a moment of silence in her honor.
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