The Bay City commissioners failed to reinstate a retirement pension plan referred to as the "13th check" during Monday's board meeting.
"I guess they didn't want to help us," said Richard Gonyea, a 28-year veteran and retiree of the Bay City Police Department.
Last year, the city got rid of the 13th check ordinance, citing there was no longer a need for it.
The 13th check is an ordinance that allows police and firefighter retirees to receive an extra check as long as the pension funding has exceeded 100 percent funding.
At least one board member who voted against it said it's very unlikely 100 percent will be reached anytime soon.
"They're at 65 percent now, so unless they're at 100 percent it's really a moot point," said Dennis Banaszak.
Banaszak believes the board would reconsider the ordinance when the retirement pension fund reaches 100 percent.
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