City sees increase in insurance premiums

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council renewed insurance policies and adopted several ordinances at its Nov. 5 regular meeting. Bill Hunt served as mayor pro-tem in the absence of mayor David Boelk.

Alderman John Holland presented the city’s Risk Management and Worker’s Compensation insurance renewals, which were approved by the council. The Risk Management premium renewal is $163,025 compared to $157,988 last year, while the new Worker’s Compensation premium is $159,429 compared to $157,206 last year.

In business from alderman Kyle Kim, the council adopted the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code.

In action from Hunt’s report, the council approved an ordinance establishing an administrative procedure for determining claims under the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act (PSEBA). This has to do with the procedures taken if a firefighter or police officer incurs a catastrophic injury. It establishes an administrative procedure to process claims for those benefits by appointing an independent third party to act in an objective and impartial way in making a judgment on those claims.

Also from Hunt, the council amended and approved the city’s existing sexual harassment policy.

Hunt read a letter from the Minute Breakers Model Boat Club thanking the city for allowing the club to use Lake Mendota again for its annual miniature boat races. The club also made a $1,000 donation to the city to assist with park equipment.

The next regular meeting of the Mendota City Council will be Monday, Nov 19 at 6:30 p.m.

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