Chickamauga City Council reviewed the city’s property liability and health insurance policies at its monthly meeting Monday, July 9. The increases prompted City Manager John Culpepper to look for better rates.
The city’s property liability insurance premiums with Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) increased nearly 9 percent from last year. The policy covers all vehicles, land and property the city owns and manages. After investigation, Culpepper found GMA had the best rates.
Chickamauga’s health insurance premiums with Manage Care Inc. increased by 15 percent. After research, Culpepper found other health firms increased premiums by as much as 40 percent.
In other business:
- The Chickamauga city website, www.cityofchickamaugageorgia.org, is running on the Internet. Zoning coordinator Gary Gossett designed the site.
- The water department will be getting a pneumatic boring tool, used for drilling holes in the road for the installation of new water piping and service. The tool will prevent the road from having to be cut up. The $2,350 purchase will be made through Dermer Southeast Sales and Service of Marietta.
- The council approved the purchase of a front-end loader attachment for a truck, making brush pile pickup easier. The $5,200 purchase was made through Loughridge Equipment Co. of LaFayette.
- The city rejected a bid from Miller Drilling in Tennessee for the drilling and sealing of a new drinking well. The council will rebid.
- Tourist brochures will be printed by the Arts Center after the council approved a bid submitted by owner Don Montgomery. Montgomery will print 10,000 brochures for $3,480