The council considered proposals from One Beacon and AMIC, two of three options available to municipalities in the state for insurance.
Council members Brian Sides, Floyd Burton and Diane Martin voted in favor of the new contract, while council member Ken Russell abstained from the vote.
In other business:
•The council agreed to provide the matching money for a grant the fire department received to purchase a skid unit for one of their vehicles to assist in battling brush fires. Fire Chief David Waid will price the equipment and report back to the mayor and council.
He estimated the cost to be just under $10,000. The grant requires that the city pay half the cost.
•The council also agreed to pay Nelson Engineering and Community Consultants for the work on the sewer project that will cover the area near the intersection of Main Street and Hull Road. This project will be paid for with grant money.
•The council voted to contribute $500 to Relay for Life again this year. The East Walker event will be held on April 26 at Sumiton Park. Bevill State Community College and the BSCC Mining Department will sell spaghetti plates as a Relay for Life fundraiser on March 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The cost will be $6 per plate and they can be picked up in the cafeteria or will be delivered locally on that day.