Council Approves Budget & Employee Insurance

At a special meeting Wednesday night, the Greenville City Council approved a health insurance package for employees and the fiscal year 2015-16 budget.

The city originally received a health insurance renewal increase of about 35 percent. After asking three companies to present new proposals, the city accepted the one from its current carrier, Coventry, at a 10 percent increase over this past year’s insurance premiums.

Click below to hear City Manager Dave Willey talk about the new budget and the retirement of water and sewer bonds in the next fiscal year:

The city manager said the council adjusted the budget income in case Governor Bruce Rauner’s plan to reduce funding to governmental units goes through. Click below to hear more:

The loss would be from state income tax received by the city.

The health insurance proposal was unanimously approved by the council.

The budget passed on a four to one vote, with Jes Adam voting no.