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The City will be looking at a 9 percent increase health insurance premiums for the next calendar year. Council reviewed recently received bids for health insurance during a work session this week. Despite the increase, the City fared better than others who had reported increases of up to 20 percent. Acceptance of the bid for health and dental insurance will be on the agenda for the regular meeting next Tuesday at 6 pm in City Hall.
The Crossville City Council, in work session this week, heard a proposal from the City Manager to address complaints from residents regarding brush collection. Previously, Cumberland Waste Disposal, the City’s trash collection contractor, would pick up brush twice a year for each route. Under a proposal presented to the Council, brush would be picked up on normal pickup days provided the brush is securely tied in a bundle, and the bundles weigh no more than 35 pounds, be no longer than 4 feet in length and 3 feet in diameter. Pickup would be limited to 2 bundles per week. This proposal is in addition to the twice yearly pick up with the grapple truck. The Council expects to take action during next week’s regular meeting.
Changes to the Payroll Procedure were discussed during Wednesday night’s meeting of the Cumberland County Schools Policy Committee. To help ease the workload on Payroll, the committee recommended that new employees of the Cumberland County School system be paid in 24 installments per year and not be offered the option of 20 installments. There are 13 current school employees who will grandfathered in at 20 installments per year.
Richard Janeway was elected Chairman of the Cumberland County Schools Policy Committee Wednesday night. The Policy Committee approved to meet on the first Monday of each month, with meetings beginning at 4:30 p.m. The next Policy Committee will be Monday, November 3rd.
At Wednesday’s Schools Policy Committee meeting it was brought up that some Cumberland County students have dropped out of school, gotten their GED, and have then been hired as substitute teachers. To encourage the county’s youth to stay in school, the Policy Committee is recommending that substitute teachers must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma or equivalency unless they are currently enrolled or graduated from an accredited college program.