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Benson looks at health insurance and reassessment

Benson TB June 2, 2020

Benson looks at health insurance and reassessment
BENSON—The Benson Town Board held committee meetings on June 2 and discussed health insurance and reassessment.
Peg Booth, representative of NBT Health Ins., answered questions as to why the Board should choose NBT Health Ins. There will be renewal information each January and it is the same cost as the town is paying now.
The Equalization Rate for Benson now stands at 85% as fixed by New York State. Reassessment may be necessary. There will be a resolution for June regular meeting.
The town has received some applications for an employee position at the highway dept.
Paperwork is done for North Rd. improvement, approx. $50,350.00 from Chips and general fund.
There are two culverts to be placed on North Rd. Signs have been ordered for Town of Benson. Culvert on Manzer Hill needs opening. Caution signs need to be discussed.
The committee is getting estimate for chimney work at town hall.
The town barn is not worth the cost of rehabilitating.
Approx. cost of generator for town hall is $10,000 installed with 1st year service; after that, service is $250/yr. Requests for proposal for estimates put in LH for one full week.
The finance committee is considering forming a Reserve Fund Balance for Roads, and Equipment.
The committee is considering a form for waiver during work for Town.
A Junkyard Law to be discussed at a Regular meeting.
The committee is sending out pictures of Kern proposed vault structure.
Repair gate at Washburn/Hall Cemetery was requested.

This article is based upon minutes provided by Town Clerk Jeanne Cox

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