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Brazil City Council passes ordinances, resolution

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Brazil City Council passed two ordinances and a resolution at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Ordinance No. 20-2011 authorizes the purchase of a blanket bond/crime insurance policy for certain elected officials.

The ordinance states, "The fiscal body of the city may, by ordinance, authorize the purchase of a blanket bond or a crime insurance policy endorsed to include faithful performance to cover the faithful performance of all employees, commission members and persons acting on behalf of the local government unit, including the city clerk-treasurer."

The council also passed Ordinance No. 21-2011, which will provide insurance to the common council.

The ordinance allows the city to offer a group health/accident group insurance to members of the Common Council.

Resolution 17-2011 was also passed, which establishes a blood-borne pathogens exposure plan.

The council said the plan will limit the exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.

The plan will cover all employees who could be "reasonably anticipated" as a result of their job duties to face contact with blood or other infectious materials.

The Brazil City Council has scheduled a special meeting, Wednesday Dec. 21, at 7 p.m., in Brazil City Hall.

The Brazil City Council meets regularly the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., in Brazil City Hall.

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Come on now.... I'm sorry but does the city of Brazil really have enough money to give the Common Council health/accident insurance? I wish my job paid for my health/accident insurance. I understand you get what you pay for and higher salaries with free insurance "might" encourage someone to run for office but then again people might run to make a difference, a positive influence. If you keep adding these perks, our taxes will continue to increase. Someone needs to put the binders on spending. How will the added expense of giving the council insurance help the people of Brazil? With water pipe breaks and the roads in a deplorable condition, is now the time to make these expenditures?

I guess, I understand and agree with the purchase of a blanket bond or a crime insurance policy covering all employees, commission members and persons acting on behalf of the local government unit, including the city clerk-treasurer, given the history of city officials taking unauthorized distributions and/or allegedly absconding with city funds. It's a sad day when officials, who have worked for the city for years, "play dumb" and get away with these... well, there is no other word than, crimes. If I remember correctly, ignorance of the law is no excuse, correct? Just concerned..

-- Posted by CAB (Concerns About Brazil) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011, at 9:53 PM

I wonder if the money for the City Council to have medical insurance came from the City Employee Spousal Carve Out that was implemented earlier this month?

Maybe the "Carve Out" was necessary to save the city money, but the timing of this resolution to offer the City Council medical insurance makes it APPEAR as though some are taking care of themselves at the city's expense.

I wonder what will be passed at the special Dec. 21st meeting?

-- Posted by rukiddingme62 on Sat, Dec 17, 2011, at 8:02 AM

It is my understanding that the Council Members pay for a percentage of their insurance just like the employees do. All the same stipulations apply.

-- Posted by commanche on Sat, Dec 17, 2011, at 9:02 AM

OH what tangeled webs we weave when we try to decieve....

-- Posted by dogslove on Sat, Dec 17, 2011, at 1:29 PM

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-- Posted by healthcontrol on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 4:58 PM

Part Timers should not get insurance coverage, shame on the City Council. Nice going, stick it to the working man once again.

-- Posted by reddevil on Sun, Dec 18, 2011, at 5:27 PM

Nepotism is favoritism granted to relatives regardless of merit.

Welcome to Brazil.

-- Posted by CaptDan on Mon, Dec 19, 2011, at 10:40 AM

Brazil City Council taking care of your business!

Line thy pockets before someone else does.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Mon, Dec 19, 2011, at 10:51 AM

So, does this mean that ALL part time city employees will get coverage?

-- Posted by CaptDan on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 9:35 AM

and their family, cousins, aunts, uncles, grand parents, animals, and anyone else they want to claim... with No co pay L............O..........L

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Tue, Dec 20, 2011, at 3:48 PM

While Clay County Is So PROUD To Cover their Employees so well with all this free insurance coverage with money that could be well spent better....

They can get ready to explain why they don't have the funds to keep simple things like "TOILET PAPER" in stock for the inmates at the jail...

To where they are forced to deficate and wipe with newspapers or their own mail they get from family and friends and often other inmates...

And how when the City is on "BOIL ORDERS"...they get to drink bottled water and when the inmates ask... where is our bottled water.. they get told too bad drink what you have!

Inmates being held in Clay County Jail...awaiting to go to D.O.C.....just to get the proper medical treatment they need...then being told by certain C.O.'s "you are'nt going any where for awhile because i'm going to make sure you sit here longer", knowing this inmate developed this medical condition while incarcerted in their jail... and they r unable to further treat him...because the jail doesn't allow it..but refuse him the medical treatment.....

So they will answer to the Indianapolis Jail Auditing Board As I called and Tried To Warn Them these matters better stop.....

That's just a piece of the pie of what goes on with some of the inmates civil rights being violated while in jail... it's not innocent until guilty it's guilty until they decide yer fate...


-- Posted by blondiesf on Thu, Dec 22, 2011, at 10:09 PM

blondiesf- Why are you ranting about the Clay County Jail in the comment section of an article about the Brazil City Council? You do realize that there is a difference between the city and county governments, don't you?

Regardless, I think you're lying about the inmates not being given toilet paper or medical treatment. It sounds like one of your loved ones probably got themselves into some trouble and now you're trying to make problems for the system. There is an easy answer for those complaining about the jail, stop committing crimes!

Also, what the heck is the "Indianapolis Jail Auditing Board?" I did a search and couldn't find any such agency. Why would an Indianapolis entity bother with a jail in Clay County? There are State Jail Inspectors, employed by the Indiana Department of Correction, who inspect and certify jails in the state. You'd have known that if you had actually called anybody and been taken seriously, which I'm sure would never happen.

-- Posted by snow on Fri, Dec 23, 2011, at 3:59 AM

The city council has nothing to do with the jail birds, that falls under the county council. I doubt that the statement ""inmates are not given toliet paper or medical treatment" as a fact. That is a dumb statement in my opinion

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Tue, Dec 27, 2011, at 12:00 AM

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