Water-consulting firm resumes discussions with Orrick council

By Russ Green/Richmond News

The cty of Orrick will be getting a reduction in its overall insurance premiums for the coming year. Ken Gasson from Mike Keith Insurance Company addressed the Orrick City Council at its monthly meeting Tuesday night at the Lions Club Building. Gasson reviewed the city’s insurance policy with the company and then told the council that after a premium of just over $10,000 last year, this year’s premium will be $9,983.

The council also discussed its bid from CH2MHILL regarding the company providing water testing and sampling for the DNR. The subject was first brought up a couple of months ago and the company has addressed the council on the services it can provide. Following a brief discussion Tuesday night, the council decided to look into hiring a licensed operator. An ad for someone to operate the treatment plant will be published and the council will address the issue again at the December meeting.

In other council business, it was reported that there has been a fairly good turnout of those paying their taxes. After the first of the year, tickets will be issued for those who have not paid their 2012 taxes, according to a new city ordinance that was passed earlier this year.


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