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Employee Insurance Among Discussions At City Council

Posted: 04 December, 2013

WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) - The Wayne City Council concluded its regular meeting Tuesday night with an energetic discussion on amending insurance benefits for City of Wayne employees. The council voted to amend the City of Wayne Personnel Manual Section 14.65 Employees Exempt from Overtime but will discuss health insurance policies for spouses of City of Wayne employees at another time after further consideration.

Heather Claussen, chair of the Wayne Swimming Pool Committee, and Dave Henke of JEO Consulting Group gave a swimming pool evaluation report and presented several options for rebuilding or renovating the Wayne City Pool. Some of the ideas include renovating the existing pool with a new bath house or reconstructing new pool facilities at the Wayne Community Activity Center. After conducting a study of the current pool, the committee recommends building new indoor and outdoor pools at the Wayne Community Activity Center, an estimated cost of $6.6 million to $7.5 million. The committee will be conducting further research on operating costs, and the City Council will vote on a specific reconstructing strategy at a later date.

An action to give notice to Nebraska Public Power District on intent to reduce contract power purchase has been tabled to the next regular meeting, after city attorneys have met with NPPD to clarify terms of the current contract. The City Council will also vote at its next meeting to accept an offer to purchase bulk power to be delivered from generating plants controlled by the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator (MISO), as utilized by the City of Neligh.

The City Council unanimously approved an application by Sand Creek Post & Beam, Inc. for $193,900 in LB840 Funds to be used as an emergency business loan to aid in tornado disaster recovery.

The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

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