10/13/16 – 5:32 A.M.
Some Ottawa village employees aren’t thrilled by a proposal made by a village councilman. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Jeff Ducey has suggested having employees pay up to 20 percent of their health insurance costs. During a recent meeting Ducey said, “I’d like to see them start paying, like, five percent, and then work their up to 20 percent.”
Mayor Dean Meyer opposes the idea. He told council that employees aren’t paid much, and not having to pay for insurance has been a way to make up for that.
Ottawa’s wastewater manager Doug Schroeder spoke to the newspaper about the issue. He said if it were to happen there would be a “mass exodus.” He added he already has his resume ready to mail.
Official legislation on the matter has not been presented.
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