E.B. employees see insurance rate hike

Published 4:12 am Wednesday, January 24, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
East Brewton city employees won't see a cut in their healthcare benefits despite a substantial raise in rates.
After completing a workshop last week, Clark said the employees had agreed to accept the changes and pay a portion of the rate increase through payroll deductions.
Clark said East Brewton employees have the best healthcare coverage of anyone in Escambia County and wants to be able to continue the availability to them.
In other business, the council heard from Police Chief B.C. Cooper on the installation of streetlights in residential areas within the city limits.
At a previous meeting of the council, Cooper explained the intersection of Forest Avenue and Cedar Hill Loop at the Cedar Hill Methodist Church was poorly lit.
The lighting in that area had caused a few problems for the police department since the condition allowed people to congregate in the area.
Another streetlight had been requested for a poorly lit area of Schad Street.
The next scheduled meeting of the East Brewton City Council is set for Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at East Brewton City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

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