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The Christian County Board acknowledge several early retirements at their meeting Tuesday night. Those who were recognized were: Jim Brown, Denise McCullough, Joe McAvoy, Allen Sims, Ruth Tucker, Anita Lemanski, and Bev Merano. All were presented with a plaque for their service.

 

Colleen Hadley was also recognized on her retirement as County Treasurer. Chairman Paul Schmitz read a statement from the board thanking Hadley for her contributions:

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Hadley was presented with a plaque as well.

A new boiler will be installed in the courthouse after the Christian County Board approved the request at their meeting Tuesday night.. Board member Greg Hager says replacing the boiler entirely would bring more efficiency than repairing it:

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The installation for the new boiler will begin shortly after Memorial Day.

At their Tuesday meeting, the Christian County Board approved a resolution to lend their support to the United Mine Workers of America in their effort against the Peabody, Arch Coal, and Patriot Coal. Peabody, Arch, and Patriot are trying to strip active, laid-off, and retired coal miners their contractually-promised lifetime health care and pension benefits.

The health insurance rates for 2014 were presented before the Christian County Board on Tuesday night. Dental and life insurance plans have no changes or premium increases. In order to maintain the same rates for Blue Cross, a new option was presented that would add an out-of-pocket and from 100% coinsurance to 90%, of which the out-of-pocket is proposed to be paid by the employer as well.  With this plan, all levels of rates were reduced except the family plan, the co-pay remains the same, and the prescription drugs were reduced in the first to tiers. The new option of coverage was approved with the county to reimburse the employee and their dependents for the deductible and out-of-pocket.  

The Christian County Board also approved the Durhamm Minor Subdivision in the Stonignton Township. They approved the use of the courthouse to be a $350 charge and a 4 hour limit. The request for a fourth secretary for the States Attorney office was approved. A request to put in a payroll schedule payment for the highway department to pay 6 days ahead was also approved. While this is just for the highway department now, it could be adopted by others if it proves to be successful.

Other approved requests by the board were: an amendment to Liquor License to require Bassett training, a special warranty for a public transportation grant, approval of the mileage and per diem report, and the reappointment of Denny Stiner as President of the Owaneco Fire Protection District for 3 years.

The meeting adjourned at 7:20pm.

 

 
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