The Lebanon City Council finalized three issues upon final reading in a special called meeting Tuesday morning.
With all members present, the council voted unanimously to authorize buying a used vehicle for the Gas Department and to approve the Cedar Park Trail.
Public Works Commissioner Jeff Baines said with the approval, the design phase of the trail would be going forward as soon as later in the day Tuesday.
The final issue, and most debated, was the ongoing insurance proposal from Traverlers.
Before the vote, Councilor Rob Cesternino said he hoped whichever the council chose to go with, that carrier would be more visible.
“Whatever representative we have they need to represent that product and be our de facto risk manager,” Cesternino said.
Councilor Tick Bryan said he couldn’t vote for the Travelers Insurance proposal because he believed the whole insurance proposal situation was done wrong from the beginning.
“This should have been done six months ago, and we shouldn’t be sitting here now in the position we’re in,” Bryan said. “I just don’t appreciate the whole way this was done.”
With a 4-2 decision, the council voted to accept Travelers Insurance proposal and thus change carriers from TML to THW Insurance Services.
Councilors Bryan and Joe Hayes cast the two dissenting votes.
The council also passed a resolution that would begin the process of hiring a new commissioner of finance and revenue to replace Russell Lee, who died recently following a long battle with bone cancer.