CASSADAGA - After study and discussion, the health insurance option for employees of the Village of Cassadaga has been selected.
Three employees of the village receive health insurance - clerk/treasurer Rox-anne Astry, Public Works Superintendent Thomas Fetter, and public works employee Larry Farnham. The plan offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York will cost more for those covered. The deductible will increase from $500 to $1,000 for individual coverage and for the two person plan from $1,000 to $2,000. Co-payments in-creased for the prescription plan as well - from $10 for a generic drug to $15 and higher rates for different categories of drugs.
Even with the higher deductibles and co-payments, the village will be paying 1.5 percent more for the insurance. After balancing cost and coverage, the trustees approved the plan unanimously.
OBSERVER Photo by Diane R. Chodan
Village Trustee Valerie Culverwell studies the health insurance options for the employees of the village. The clerk/treasurer, public works superintendent and laborer are covered by insurance. A health insurance option was selected at this meeting.
At the last meeting, the board had discussed getting rid of surplus property. At this meeting, the board unanimously adopted a resolution to declare the 1979 M-truck surplus.
Fire chief Dave Muscato said the department's ambulance is being converted to a utility truck so the M-truck is no longer needed. He will research a fair market value and a minimum bid amount will be requested when the board advertises for sealed bids.
Village attorney Michael Norris, advised the board to take pictures of abandoned boat trailers and a sail boat that the village has stored since removing it from Dale Drive right away. He advised sending a letter to the owner that the items must be picked up by Dec. 31 or the board will declare them surplus and sell them for scrap.
In other matters:
The next village election will be March 19. The trus-tees designated the mayor's office for a term of four years and two trustee positions four years each up for election. The clerk was instructed to publish the resolution in the OBSERVER, the village's official newspaper.
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