Although there was an increase of almost 5 percent, a portion comes from higher property values. Most of the increase was in two buildings, the County Highway Garage and the Museum. The Highway facility has been insured for $718,000 and its value increased to $1 million. The museum’s current value is $1.6 million but with the addition of the two other buildings and the expanded use of the basement its value increased to $4.8 million. It was suggested that real property appraisals be completed on both locations.
The General Liability and auto coverage increased to $191,418 while the Workers Compensation was proposed at $158,274.
The expiring premium was $410,149 with the new premium is $431,668.
The county commissioner took the recommendation and accepted the renewal.