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Change in medical coverage brings $30,000 in savings to Village of Angola

A change in medical coverage for full-time employees in Angola will result in a cost savings of about $30,000 for the village.

The village opted to change its coverage from Univera valUcare to Independent Health iDirect Gold.

Trustee Charles G. Katra said the current insurance coverage ends March 1.

“The coverage will be the same,” Village Clerk-Treasurer Linda D. Giancarlo said.

In other business, Deputy Mayor William G. Houston said property at 24 Glenwood Ave., which he described as a “zombie house,” is now for sale after the house sat vacant for nearly a decade.

“It’s a beautiful house. It was built in 1957,” Houston said.

According to Houston, the house is being sold for between $37,000 and $38,000 in a cash-only deal.

Also Monday, the board passed a resolution, 3-0, to establish the position of deputy disaster coordinator.

The board then passed a second resolution appointing Keith C. Young to the position for a one-year term.

Disaster Coordinator Warren A. Jensen is currently dealing with health issues, and the Village Board decided that it is important to have a deputy disaster coordinator in case Jensen is unable to perform the duties.

Mayor Howard M. “Hub” Frawley and Trustee John D. Wilson did not attend Monday’s meeting.

The board will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. March 15. The board normally meets on the second Monday of each month, but rescheduled this meeting for a Tuesday because the mayor will be out of town March 14 and wanted to be present for the unveiling of the preliminary 2016-17 budget.