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Miner makes change in insurance provider

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New premium will be about the same as last year

MINER -- The city of Miner has changed insurance providers.

The Miner Board of Alderman approved a health insurance plan with Principal Insurance during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

Janet Tuttle, city clerk, said the premium will be about $13,000 per month.

"That's about the same as last year's but Blue Cross was a 43 percent increase," Tuttle said. "That's why we changed."

In other business Tuesday:

* Board members approved a one-year lease of a postage meter from FP Mailing Solutions of Addison, Ill., for $25 per month.

The previous postage meter lease through Pitney Bowes was $75 per month, according to Tuttle.

* A liquor license for the new operators of the Double Nickel was approved by the Board.

* Board members tabled a decision on painting the city's new brush fire truck red to allow time for officials to find out if the bidders are bonded or not.

The brush truck, which currently has a camouflage paint scheme, was given to the city by the Conservation Department about two weeks ago, according to city officials.

* A decision on the purchase of a voice recorder for the city's dispatching was tabled by the Board to allow time for bidders to come in and demonstrate their products.

The city has been without voice recorders since the Scott County officials removed 911 equipment 10-12 months ago, according to Police Chief Roger Moore.

* Board members tabled a decision on new water meters and a chemical feed pump for the water treatment plant for further review.