Antrim opens door to change health care benefits

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot

Following an executive session Oct. 28, the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors made an adjustment to policy to allow the board the option to change health care benefits. Pat Heraty, John Alleman, Rick Baer and James Byers approved a move to use a ‘cafeteria plan’ for health insurance, which would allow the township to charge employees for a portion of their premium, if the board so chose. Currently, Antrim pays 100 percent of the employee premium as part of the benefits package. Fred Young III was absent from the meeting.

The supervisors also formalized Nov. 1-15 as the open enrollment period, and corrected a wrong number in township records. Employees who do not take health insurance receive $1,000 per quarter, but papers reflected only $550.

In other business, the board adopted an ordinance setting the speed limit on Hykes Road as 35 miles per hour from Williamsport Pike to Greenmount Road, and 25 miles per hour the rest of the way to Molly Pitcher Highway. In the past it was all 25 mph.

Antrim will also mark the side of the road by Sheetz at 45 Antrim Commons Drive as ‘No Parking’. The proposed traffic ordinance will be advertised.

“We’ve been having trouble with truckers dropping their trailers in the merge lane,” said township administrator Brad Graham.

he township also agreed to contribute $1,300 to the Heritage Christmas tree for Center Square.