Lehighton's police chief has a new contract in place.
By a unanimous measure, borough council on Monday unanimously approved an employment agreement with borough Police Chief Brian Biechy.
Per the agreement, Biechy will receive an annual salary of $72,800, effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015.
Biechy has been police chief since Dec. 21, 2013. At that time, he succeeded Scott Prebosnyak, who was serving as the officer in charge.
At that time, council sought applications for the police chief position, but Prebosnyak indicated he wasn't interested.