BY JENNIFER BAILEY
The item wasn’t on the agenda for Tuesday night’s Public Services Committee meeting, but aldermen received the city administration’s recommendation for an insurance broker.
The recommendation of Wells Fargo to act as a broker for the city’s health, dental, life and vision insurance will go before the full city council next week.
Benefits of Wells Fargo include online enrollment, technological programs and more resources, according to city officials.
Under the one-year agreement, the city would pay Wells Fargo 1 percent of the city’s health insurance premium. The amount will not exceed $25,000.
Aldermen previously heard from five brokers who presented information. They were Jim Crose with Crose Insurance, with whom the city now works with for health and dental insurance; Lisa Keating with Wells Fargo, with whom the city now works with for vision and life insurance; Old National Insurance; Larry Owen and Debbie Roberts with Owen Financial Services; and Perry Jaynes with Perry Jaynes Insurance.
In other business Tuesday, committee members:
He also reminds residents about fireworks safety with July 4 coming up and how the police department will be watching for illegal fireworks.
Also, he said they’ve had 13 bat calls
recently, for bats in houses and other sites. Those calls are more common in the spring time.
When the bid was awarded, the city’s gas tax and capital improvement fund were actually used for the program funding.
The resolution is being repealed so there are no problems with the finance department and auditor.
Aldermen last year approved accepting the donation of the one acre of vacant land between the former CiCi’s Pizza and Pizza Hut as a donation from Wallis State Bank.
In the time between committee and council meetings and the paperwork process, Steve Autor approached the bank about purchasing the property for $35,000.
This is an annual report required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to show how the city spent its CDBG funds. Funding is used for rehabilitating houses, handicapped accessibility projects and other items.