The Cass County Council passed a resolution excluding members not already on health benefits through the county from doing so around the same time the commissioners did two years ago. George Stebbins, president of the council, said there are no plans to bring it back for council members.
“I personally don’t feel a part-time job that pays $5,000 a year deserves health insurance,” he said.
The 2014 budget recently adopted by the council sets aside salaries of $5,510 for council members and $16,371 for commissioners.
“Part-time employees at the county building do not get health benefits and we are clearly part-time people,” he said of the council.
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or email@example.com. Follow him: @PharosMAK