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Porter Town Council switches insurance

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The Porter Town Council voted to switch its property and liability insurance, at the recommendation of Anton Insurance, at its meeting last night.

Jim Anton, of Anton Insurance, came before the Council due to the Town’s property and liability insurance policy nearing expiration. Anton reported that he evaluates other options when the policy is about to expire, and this year he recommends the Town switch carriers from Burnham & Flower Insurance Group to Astra.

Anton said the policy with Astra provides more coverage for less, with total premiums at $86,137 versus Burnham & Flower’s renewal premiums totaling $89,744.

The coverage under Astra eliminates a $1,000 deductible for auto liability and considers playground equipment as building coverage rather than “inland marine,” which is how it was classified under Burnham & Flower. The Astra policy also adds $1 million in flood coverage where the Burnham & Flower plan had none, and lowers the workers’ compensation premium without reducing coverage.


Clerk-Treasurer Carol Pomeroy reported that Porter sold $39,469 worth of equipment at the joint surplus auction with the Town of Chesterton. The Council approved a payment of $6,202.35 to Waggoner’s Auction Service for a 15% commission for auctioneer services and $300 for advertising.

Public Works Supervisor Brenda Brueckheimer thanked Pomeroy and the Council for their assistance with the auction and the Town of Chesterton for collaborating. Brueckheimer said every item was sold, for a total profit of $33,248 after the fees.

Parks Director Brian Bugajski reminded residents that the Boo Bash is Sunday, Oct. 28 from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Hawthorne Park Community Center. There will be a costume contest at 1 p.m.


Posted 10/24/2018




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