Commissioners approve HSA deposit

By Cecilia Fox -

MIAMI COUNTY — On Tuesday, the Miami County Commissioners approved several agreements and authorized a one-time contribution to employee health savings accounts.

The commissioners voted to make a one-time contribution to county employees’ health savings accounts. Those with a single policy would receive an additional $250. Employees with a family policy would see an additional $500.

This contribution is possible because the county had a good financial year and county employees had a “very healthy year” in 2016, Commissioner John “Bud” O’Brien said.

“We do have some additional money in the fund and this allows us to return it to the employees,” CommissionerJack Evans said.

The commissioners also approved an agreement with Beavercreek Township in Greene County for the use of radio tuning equipment.

The piece of equipment, an Aeroflex 3920, is used to test and tune radios and typically costs $50,000 to buy new.

Beavercreek Township has offered to rent it to the county for $2,500 a period of one month, with an option to extend the rental period at a cost of $100 per day if necessary.

Because of the county’s switch to the MARCS radio system, it is necessary to ensure that all radios are properly aligned for clear communication.

The board also authorized a project at the Harrison Street storage building for minor repairs to the metal roof, surface priming and a new aluminum finish coat.

The project was awarded to Skinner Painting of Piqua at a cost of $6,370.

By Cecilia Fox

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