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Changes made in insurance coverage will save the Town of Evans about $60,000 over the next three years, town officials said Wednesday.

Councilman Thomas A. Partridge told the Town Board the new policy, which was awarded to Reliance Insurance, will cost the town about $91,000 per year, down about $20,000 annually from its current premium.

Partridge said the proposals were reviewed by the town's insurance adviser and the Town Board before bringing the issue to a vote.

The new policy covers such areas as property, general liability, law enforcement, auto and crime, at an annual premium of $84,500, and an excess umbrella liability policy of $5 million at a premium of $6,600 per year.

Partridge said the rates are locked in for three years. The effective date on the new policy was Wednesday.

In other business, the board scheduled a public hearing for 8 p.m. Oct. 6 in Town Hall, 8787 Erie Road, Evans, on a proposal to lower the speed limit on South Creek Road to 30 mph.

The board also:

Filled a temporary police dispatcher position by appointing Amy Hamm of Angola. She replaces a police dispatcher who was granted a medical leave of absence.

Authorized the town clerk to advertise for bids for one or more four-wheel drive pickup trucks with plows for use by the town's water and highway departments. The bids will be opened at 10 a.m. Sept. 22.

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