Como Board 10/15/13

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Como board adds coverage for fleet

By John Howell Sr.

Como town officials quickly voted last Tuesday night to add five police vehicles to the city’s vehicle liability insurance coverage after learning that the vehicles had not been covered.

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Municipal Clerk Kara Killebrew told the mayor and aldermen that liability covered through the Mississippi Municipal League (MML) included only one town-owned vehicle. 

“All our other vehicles are covered under the EMC Insurance policy … which is for comp (comprehensive) and collision,” she said.

The MML policy allows additional coverage for $125 per vehicle per year for coverage of bodily injury and vehicle damage to other motorists, according to Killebrew.

“How many cars do you have running?” Alderman Teresa Dishmon asked Police Chief Earl Burdette.

“We’ve got five of them,” he replied.

“How many do you need to insure? Dishmon continued.

After further discussion, town officials voted to add five cars to the MML liability policy.

“All this time, we didn’t have (any) liability?” Mayor Everett Hill asked.

“Not on any of the police cars,” Killebrew said.

“How long has it been lapsed?” Burdette asked.

“It’s not lapsed yet, she’s saying we’ve never had any,” Hill said.

In other town business, Killebrew said that as of October 1, she and court clerk Bertha Jones had been employed by the town for one year.