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Total cost for liability insurance, workers’ comp for Town of Boston to go down in 2016

There will be a slight overall decrease in the price tag of liability and workers’ compensation insurance for the Town of Boston in 2016.

Councilman Jay P. Boardway said the cost for liability insurance will be $53,382, a slight increase of about $1,500 from the current year.

“We have multiple vehicles and multiple drivers,” Boardway said, adding that liability insurance covers vehicles, drivers, properties and structures.

The cost of workers’ comp, which covers town employees, all three fire companies in the town and ambulance drivers, dropped by about $4,000, for a total cost of $84,715.

In other matters, Boardway joined Supervisor Martin A. Ballowe and Councilman Jeffrey A. Genzel in thanking departing Councilmen Lawrence A. Murtha and Gary E. Vara for their service to the town. Their terms expire at the end of the year.

Ballowe called Murtha “a friend” and said he was sorry to see him go after a four-year run on the board.

He also praised both councilmen for their hard work.

Pointing to the difficulty of being a Town Board member, Genzel said he enjoyed working with both Murtha and Vera throughout the years.