continued “In the private sector, employees don’t get lifetime coverage after 10 years,” he said. “I enjoy the benefit, but for a part-time councilman, this is very unreasonable.”
Kevin said the board would research and review the policy.
“I’d like to get this buttoned up before the new year,” he said.
Local Resident Mike Currie said he supported such a policy change. He said that a 30-year-old serving on the town board might cost town taxpayers $400,000 or more in upcoming years under the present policy.
“We’ve got to tighten our belts and be more realistic,” he said. “The days of ‘good ole boy’ politics are gone.”
In other business, a report from a town zoning update committee is expected soon. Board member Brian Rounds, who serves on the panel, said that the group is seeking ways of boosting light commercial activity in town — in accordance with the town’s master plan.
It was reported that the state Health Department conducted tests on the town water and sewer systems, and the results were excellent.
Geraghty said the town's sewage lagoon was providing appropriate capacity.
He also said that a well driller had visited town and identified several potential sites for a new water well, including on the Warrensburg Fish Hatchery property, owned by Warren County.
“Water is our number one priority,” he said, noting that recent water tests have resulted in passing marks, with low levels of copper and lead, both problematic in past years here.
“We’re trying to be as aggressive as possible in trying to give all the people in town as good drinking water as we can,” Geraghty said.