The Lexington City Council changed their retirement plan Tuesday night. Elizabeth Althoff gave a presentation on the Lagers Retirement System. The City has used ING in the past. Council approved the switch to Lagers. Mayor Jerry Brown says the program will go into effect after the paperwork is completed, which is expected to happen by the end of the month.
Council also held a heated discussion regarding the ambulance service. A bull riding event was held in the area on May 30th. A City ambulance was requested at the rate of $60 per hour. Council approved the measure, so long as they received payment in advance. That payment was not received, and council members report the night of the event, a last-minute decision was made to sent out an ambulance. The City has still not received repayment, and it was determined that an official letter requesting the $180 owed the city would be sent to the Warrensburg resident responsible.
Lexington is facing a lawsuit filed against all the towns in Lafayette County. City Attorney Valoree Mayrock requested they use Bob Schneiders for representation, as he is serving as the defense attorney for all the entities involved, and his representation will save the City money. Council approved the request.