Insurance agent hopes to save city money
by James Phillips
Apr 06, 2011 | 1429 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SUMITON -- Mayor Petey Ellis told members of the Sumiton City Council Tuesday morning that he hopes the city can save money by changing its workers compensation insurance coverage.

"I think we'd be incorrect if we didn't change if we can save as much as $10,000 per year," Ellis said.

Ellis' comments came after the Council heard from Josh Russell, vice president of Russell Insurance and Bonding. Russell said he had spoke to representatives from Traveler's Insurance and received a quote much lower than the city's current rate.

"They sent a surveyor out and he had a good report," Russell said. "I need to check over the details, but I believe this would be at least a $10,000 per year savings."

Council members voted unanimously to allow Russell to enter into the agreement if he recommends it after his final research on the matter is complete.

In other action, the Council:

*Approved Pam Alyers to take the jail management course April 18-28 being held at Woodland Trace Church of Christ in Jasper. The cost of the course is $200.

*Heard from Sharon Hogg of the Walker County Arts Alliance regarding the 20-Mule Team Project.

Ellis said the city may be interested in purchasing one of the mules and displaying it in Sumiton. Council members voted to table the decision until their next meeting on April 19.