The Nov. 4 meeting was brief, perhaps in part because of the pending city election that was taking place the next day. As a result of the Nov. 5 election, the city has a new mayor, Stephen Tingen, and mayor pro tem, Ed Barbee. Incumbent councilmen David Tufts, Benny Gray, and Terry Favors retained their positions.
The new officers will take their places at the first city council meeting in 2014, Jan. 6.
Agent Tom McEachern was first on last week’s agenda to discuss city’s workers’ comp insurance.
Before talking about insurance, however, McEachern complimented Gray Police Chief Adam Lowe on his department’s handling of traffic following a three-vehicle accident on Gray Highway. The agent commented that traffic was dispatched quickly and professionally.
McEachern said the workers’ comp policy will be renewed for $1 million per work-related accident. He added that the city only had one claim last year that amounted to $48,425 and one claim so far this year for $1,973.
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