I don’t understand all this gibberish about a town manager vs. councilmen then having less work and their insurance being forfeited.
In fact, I believe the opposite.
Had it not been for the lack of effort, belief that it was their way or the highway, and general malaise due to length of time in their positions, the group that just left office should have never been given the insurance benefit according to the arguments being made. Thing about it, over the last several years what was really done by these folks for the full and complete benefit of the entire town? I would venture to think that that benefit was ranking high on those folk’s reasons for staying in office.
Now, when you throw in a town manager why should some of these folks be complaining? If the council makes a move that creates more oversight, research into issues by a qualified individual to move the town forward, and a person that can generate new ideas that brings a variety of business to the community, wouldn’t you think that decision alone would support the giving of the insurance benefit…I do.
However, I would bring the caveat that, if a councilman already has access to such coverage from an employer or other source, that they voluntarily forfeit such as being unnecessary.
Gosh people, a few days into the new administration and already there are doomsayers in our presence. Sheesh!