12/1/16 – 5:13 A.M.
A former Ottawa council member talked about employee compensation concerns this week. The Putnam County Sentinel reports Gene Hovest told council he’s worried about the impact of raising shared insurance costs. Hovest believes suggested changes could lead to qualified employees looking elsewhere for work.
Ottawa village employees don’t pay up-front costs for insurance coverage. In October, Councilman Jeff Ducey suggested raising the amount to 20 percent.
Council took no official action on the issue Monday.
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