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City Council discusses insurance buyout

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mayor Ann Bradshaw (middle, right) and council member Sam Glover (middle, left) presented outgoing council members Pat Heffner (far left) and Bill Lovett (far right) with keys to the city to acknowledge their hard work and dedication to the city of Brazil. [Order this photo]
The Brazil City Council met Wednesday night for a meeting and discussed an insurance buyout, the golf course repayment and presented awards to two council members.

Councilman Steve Lamb and clerk-treasurer Karen McQueen were absent from the meeting.

According to the council, the insurance buyout is in regard to city employees whose spouse is also employed by the city.

The council said employees with the city who decline insurance through the city are eligible for a $1,000 buyout.

The council wanted to clarify the system to not allow couples that both work for the city to be eligible for the buyout, because they felt like it would be "double dipping," if they had the insurance and were awarded the buyout.

The council voted in favor to not allow employees to "double dip."

The council then voted on and passed Resolution No. 20-2011, which will finalize the restructuring of the golf courses repayment to the city.

City Attorney Traci Lawson said the golf course was scheduled to repay the city Dec. 31, but due to how late the golf course took the loan, it was impossible for repayment to be made on time.

The resolution will allow the golf course until June 2012 to repay the loan.

The council voted on and passed the resolution 4-0.

The council also passed Resolution No. 19-2011, which will provide Britt Aero/Britt Tool, Inc., a tax abatement.

Meanwhile, on behalf of the common council, Mayor Ann Bradshaw and councilman Sam Glover presented outgoing council members Pat Heffner and Bill Lovett with keys to the city, for their hard work and commitment to the city of Brazil.

The Brazil City Council meets regularly the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., in Brazil City Hall. The council will meet next Wednesday at 7 p.m., in Brazil City Hall for a special meeting, which will serve as the last of the year.

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Thank you Pat Heffner & Bill Lovett for your dedication and service to our city. Not everyone is willing to step up to a leadership role in our community. Hats off to the courageous individuals like you both who do. Your service has made a difference to our community. Again, thank you!

-- Posted by Claycountian on Fri, Dec 23, 2011, at 9:31 AM

Already giving golf course extension?Isn't it time to change this board?Good luck to new mayor on fixing this problem,outgoing mayor refused to do so.

-- Posted by clycogrl on Fri, Dec 23, 2011, at 11:34 AM

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