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Full-time Town of Eden employees to get health insurance from different provider

Full-time Town of Eden employees will soon receive health insurance from a different provider.

The Town Board selected BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York on Wednesday night. Board members switched from Independent Health because the company no longer offers the policy the town has used.

“The closest policy to it is offered by BlueCross with a slight decrease in cost,” Supervisor Glenn R. Nellis.

The contract will last from May 1 to Dec. 31.

Board members voted, 3-0, with Councilwoman Mary Lou Pew and Councilman Richard S. Ventry absent.

Nellis said that Pew had to remain at her office and that Ventry felt sick.

In another matter, the board chose a contractor for a water project that will replace lines and valves on Depot Street, Erie Street and parts of Sunset Drive and West Church Street.

New Frontier Excavating & Paving, based on East Eden Road in Eden, submitted $442,568, the lowest of four bids.

All the bids came from companies in Western New York.

Officials also raised the weekly hours for Lisa A. Winter, bookkeeper, and Lisa J. Greiner, the supervisor’s administrative assistant.

Winter’s hours will increase to 37, from 33, while Greiner’s will rise from to 35, from 33. Both are full-time employees.