Oak Grove spends $38k on insurance renewals
by Bill Kimber
Jan 15, 2014 | 275 views |  0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Oak Grove Town Council spent almost $38,000 in a matter of moments Tuesday evening, renewing two costly insurance policies, among other routine business items.

The town’s three-year renewal of its property and liability commercial package with the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation cost $23,502, and the one-year workers compensation renewal with Municipal Workers Compensation Fund cost $14,422.

Council members also adopted an annual resolution renewing a federal aging services grant to provide meals for town residents through a nutrition program at the senior citizens center.

In other matters, the council:

• Approved adding Brian Fielders and Brandon Sugg as members of the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department.

• Adopted a memorandum of understanding between the fire department and the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission establishing protocols for use of buses in case of disaster or a state of emergency.

• Adopted a resolution laying out details of the town’s agreement with the Alabama Department of Corrections for transportation, supervision and costs for using inmate labor.

• Approved expenses for council members to attend a municipal legislative advocacy gathering Feb. 4 in Montgomery.

• Approved changes in the hours worked by the town’s security supervisor and part-time security watchman.

• Agreed to apply to the Waste Reduction and Technology Transfer Foundation for a possible federal grant to replace some street lights with LED lights.

Oak Grove’s council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at town hall.