Fenton Council Talks Insurance, Marijuana & Library Renovations

July 8, 2014

Fenton Council Talks Insurance, Marijuana & Library Renovations

7/8/14 - The Fenton City Council held a work session Monday night to discuss several matters including health insurance, a proposed medical marijuana ordinance and library renovations. City Manager Lynn Markland addressed the council regarding health insurance coverage for city employees and retirees. Markland said rising premiums were a primary reason for considering a change in health plans. Susan Donnell Masak and Jeff Phillips outlined the health plan under consideration. The proposed plan is managed by Priority Health, and will include an option for a Health Savings Account, or HSA. Markland said the city will make $1250 and $2500 contributions into the HSA on behalf of employees. Meanwhile, Christopher Patterson from the city attorney’s office presented the council with a draft of the city’s ordinance to manage growing medical marijuana within city limits. The proposed ordinance addresses care givers, patients and industrial growing. The council will readdress the ordinance in August once the zoning board provides districting recommendations. Council members approved the extension of the moratorium regarding medical marihuana at Monday’s meeting. The council was also provided an update on the library renovation project. Chris DeBear from Library Design Associates told the council all costs would be finalized in August, and that renovations would take 30 days. Work is scheduled to begin in October, and could be completed by Thanksgiving. (LR/JK)

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