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June 25, 2013

City officials recommend insurance broker

DANVILLE — 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:

  • Heard Public Safety Director Larry Thomason speak about having more police on the streets this summer with the recent shootings.

He also reminds residents about fireworks safety with July 4 coming up and how the police department will be watching for illegal fireworks.

  • Heard from Danville Humane Society Director Glen Laird about some of the unusual calls they have been getting, such as for farm animals in the city.

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.

  • Recommended repealing a resolution concerning appropriating motor fuel tax funds for the 2012 overlay program.

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The resolution is being repealed so there are no problems with the finance department and auditor.

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