Spring Valley Approves Insurance Policy

The Village of Spring Valley held an emergency meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the $1.8 million insurance policy renewal that was set to expire today. At last week’s Tuesday meeting the trustees and mayor could not agree on passing the renewal because the information on the deal was not given with enough time to review. Without insurance the village would essentially have shut down because the policy covers property, such as buildings, and all operations, such as police, emergency workers, public works, and workers compensation. At the meeting set up by Mayor Demeza Delhomme for Friday at 2:00 PM Trustee Asher Grossman stated that he had wanted to speak with the village’s insurance provider, Binder Insurance, before agreeing to spending taxpayer money. Leonard Binder, of the agency, stated that the increase from last year’s $1.67 million is because to this year’s $1.8 million is because of claims in worker’s comp and police liability. The resolution passed 3-1, Trustee Grossman voting yes, Trustee Anthony Leon voting no, and Trustee Emilia White absent. Grossman stated that he voted to approve, though he would like more time to look at the policy, and Leon stated that he disagreed with the wording of the document.

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