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Time short for Chattanooga pension panel

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With five weeks to go to meet the Chattanooga mayor's deadline, some members of a task force working to reform the city's fire and police pension plan aren't sure if they can come up with a solution in time.

And some officers and firefighters aren't willing to wait, officials say; several are retiring earlier than planned to avoid benefit reductions that could be coming.

Six firefighters and four police officers are retiring this month and December, five with fewer than the average 28 years of service, said Fire and Police Pension Fund Administrator Frank Hamilton. Calls are flooding the pension board from officers and firefighters who want to see how their numbers stack up to retire early.

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