Snead passes resolution to join state health plan

In an uncharacteristically brief session, the Snead Town Council passed a resolution committing the town to the Local Government Health Insurance Program under the state employees health insurance board. That commitment follows the council decision to leave its present BlueCross BlueShield carrier. BC/BS had notified the town it would drop the municipality’s present plan beginning in 2011.

Members also approved a 2011 commitment statement to municipal workers compensation, a routine action adopted annually. The statement includes the designation of utilities supervisor Jeff Whited as the town’s safety coordinator and Dr. Lennie Gibson and the Baptist Health Center Snead as the town’s first medical contact.

Councilor Jack Freeman missed the Nov. 8, 15-minute meeting, attended by all other officers (Mayor Tim Kent and councilors James Campbell, Phillip McHan, Curtis Painter, and Charles Sanders). The council holds its regular sessions the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the community center.