The December 2017 Meeting began with the recognition of retiring decorated K9 Officer Dakar and annual presentations from the RTA and PACE representatives. Three items pertaining to Longmeadow Parkway were approved unanimously with e exception of colleague Jarett Sanchez who has been a faithful objector to the project. Resolution 17-405 authorized a contract for Health Insurance Broker in an effort to save the County $125,000 for identical coverage to the existing insurance coverage. The motion passed on an 18-5 vote.
The savings was realized through a switch in carriers. The opposition to the savings appeared to be more of a protest vote dating back to the previous month's budget discussions than anything else. My colleague Mr. Lenert asked for a $24,000 contract with the Insurance Brokerage firm that does the audit to review existing policies and recommend future policy changes. The $24,000 was essentially invested in order to realize the savings of $100,000 or more in the future.
Appointments to several Boards and Committees were approved without opposition.