Town of Chesterton
municipal employees will see an increase in their health insurance
deductibles next year, pursuant to a new regulation mandated by the Internal
Stephanie Kuziela told the Town Council at its meeting Monday night that, to
be in compliance with the IRS reg, the current individual deductible needed
to be raised from $2,600 to $2,700, an increase of 3.8 percent; while the
current family deductible needed to be raised from $3,600 to $3,700, an
increase of 2.8 percent.
minimal for town employees,Ē Kuziela added.
unanimously to approve the deductible hikes.
New Downtown Trash
In other business,
members voted unanimously to authorize Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg
to begin the process of replacing the 20 trash cans in the Downtown, with
moneys available in the Street Departmentís Refuse Account.
noted, the current trash cans are 15 years old, faded, and in many cases
damaged. The new cans will be blue in color and metal and will be
wrap-capable, that is, they can be decoratively wrapped with artwork, a
logo, or some other particular messaging. They can be re-wrapped as well, he
added, ďso we wonít have the same look for 15 years.Ē
that he will begin purchasing the new cans and then, later, decisions can be
made as to their wrapping.
voted unanimously to authorize Schnadenberg to go out for bid for next
yearís asphalt contract.
Those bids will be
opened at the councilís Dec. 11 meeting.
members voted unanimously to authorize Schnadenberg to replace the Street
Departmentís 30-year-old asphalt roller, with moneys available in the Street
Departmentís Local Road & Street fund.
The roller gets a
lot of use by crack-sealing crews, Schnadenberg observed.