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Antrim Township briefs

May 27, 2009|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

Supervisors change insurance carrier



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Antrim Township will pay less to insure more of its assets in the coming year.

The board of supervisors voted unanimously to accept a bid from Kilmer Insurance Ageny of Wyalusing, Pa., that was about $10,000 less than what the board paid Strickler Insurance of Chambersburg, Pa., in 2008 and early 2009.

Township Administrator Brad Graham recommended the board accept Kilmer's bid of $97,863 for the upcoming year. In the past 12 months, the board paid $107,469 to insure its assets.

Many items in the township's policy changed, most notably the levels of coverage, Graham said.

"We will have more coverage for less money," he said.

After some discussion, the board decided to continue to pay for terrorism insurance, but dropped coverage for its sewer system.

Manager granted power in right-to-know cases



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Residents might be able to make future "right-to-know" requests in Antrim Township without filing paperwork.

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The board of supervisors voted Tuesday to give Administrator Brad Graham the ability to decide on a case-by-case basis if formal paperwork is required for a request.

Graham said the policy of the board has been to require every request in writing.

That policy, he said, is not necessary in every case. Graham asked the board for the power to enforce the policy as "necessary or required."

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