The Spring Valley village board voted Tuesday to change the terms of lifetime health insurance for trustees from those who have served two consecutive terms to all trustees who have served at least two terms, consecutive or not. The resolution was proposed by Mayor Delhomme and was discussed along with fifty other items. According to village treasurer Kuruvilla Cherian it will take several days to review the minutes of the meeting and until he has a better understanding of the proposal he is not sure how much the change will cost tax payers. The village currently pays 3 million dollars in benefits for employees. Trustee Anthony Leon stated that he chose not to fight the mayor on this decision because he had objected to a number of other issues. According to the Empire Center for Public Policy Inc. in Albany many towns and villages in the area are doing the opposite to cut back on spending, and it is unusual for part time village employees to receive any health benefits.
Lifetime Health Insurance for Spring Valley Trustees
December 20, 2013 By