PITTSBURG — The Crawford County Commission continued discussions about new insurance options at its regular meeting Friday.
Commissioner Jeff Murphy suggested inviting county department heads and elected officials to the commission’s next meeting with IMA Consulting. Murphy said it would be good to keep them up to speed with the options before the county for a new employee benefits insurance plan.
The commission agreed it was a good idea, and plans to also look at setting up a tour of Dr. William and Dr. Trisha Sullivan’s clinic in Frontenac. The Sullivans’ have a membership program for primary care, which allows people to pay $50 per month — $10 for children — to cover any visits to the clinic.
The commission and IMA have looked at the possibility of working the clinic into the employee benefits package, and the commission said department heads and elected officials may like to see what services the clinic could offer.
Murphy also reported that Miners Hall Museum requested to have the county seal its parking lot. The museum plans to pay for materials if the county will do the work. The commission agreed to have Asphalt Foreman Randy Chiartano meet with representatives for the museum, but the county may not be able to do the job this year.
Noxious Weed Director Ed Fields told the commission he has ordered flowers and plants for landscaping at the courthouse, and spoken with a landscaper for suggestions for plants and organization.
The commission announced that October 13 will be the deadline for firms to express interest in bidding the county’s property and casualty insurance. Bids are not due by October 13, but it is the deadline to request necessary information to bid the county’s insurance plan for the next year.
County Counselor Jim Emerson said he is working to finalize a draft of the county’s neighborhood revitalization plan and will present it to the commission as soon as possible.
The courthouse will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.
— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.