City employees must pay for the extra coverage. However, the plan gives workers more bang for their buck, letting them spend paycheck money on insurance premiums before taxes are deducted.
The plan includes extra coverage for cancer policies and long-term and short-term disability.
The council picked the plan through American Fidelity, which specializes in insurance plans for municipalities.
"No city money is used for this," Smith said. "It's 100 percent employee pay."
Also during the meeting, Smith announced the city collected about
"It's one of the best Novembers we've had in many years," Smith said.
Smith said the city worked with the
Smith said he'd know how much sales tax the city collected in December in a few weeks.
Later in the meeting, Mayor
"We've learned a lot from these last few ice storms ... now we know what to do and take care of it," Rooks said.
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