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Understanding insurance dominates Payne Council
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 5:51 PM


By JOE SHOUSE • Correspondent

PAYNE – Mayor Terry Smith and the Payne Village Council met in regular session on Monday, March 11. Council agreed to accept the village’s new insurance premium, transferred funds from the water and sewer fund to the general fund, and accepted a new EMT.


Conrad Beck from Beck Insurance presented a complete breakdown of the village’s insurance rates and premium. A three-year policy was adopted last year with an automatic renewal each year. The 2012 premium cost was $20,081 and the new premium will be slightly more. The new cost presented to the council was $20,278; however, it was discovered that the old truck recently sold was a part in determining the amount. There will be some adjustment to lower the overall cost, according to Beck.


After a lengthy discussion to understand what the policy covered and the insurance responsibility to those community groups who hold a variety of activities throughout the year on village property, council unanimously passed a motion to accept the renewal.

After suspending the rules, council unanimously passed an emergency resolution authorizing the transfer of $5,439.44 from the water and sewer fund to the village general fund.

EMS Assistant Chief Joe Garmyn reported that Tammy Price had completed and passed all the necessary testing in order to join the EMS squad.

Garmyn also shared with the council that 12 runs were made during the month of February.

With appreciation and thanks, Councilman Randy Miller recognized Wayne Trace seniors Dale Young and Jorddan Childs for their volunteer work in doing snow removal in the village.

The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25.