Benefit plan not on commission agenda

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 12:29pm
By: John Munford

Citizens expecting the Fayette County Board of Commissioners to discuss the proposed defined benefits pension plan tonight will be disappointed, county officials indicated.

A rumor going around that the item is on tonight's agenda is untrue, according to Fayette County Executive Assistant Carol Chandler. If they want, however, members of the public will be able to comment on the matter during the public input portion of the meeting, she said.

County officials are concerned because they are already anticipating a significant crowd in attendance for a rezoning that will be considered by the commission tonight, Chandler said.

Chandler said the county has received 13 proposals from companies proposing alternatives for defined benefits. But that data is still being reviewed by county staff and the retirement committee and has not yet been distributed to the commissioners, she added.

The defined benefits plan has drawn significant public interest and it will be scheduled on an agenda at least a month or more from now, Chandler said.

"It won't be done in secret," Chandler said.

County officials are anticipating a large number of people to attend tonight's meeting because of the rezoning sought for the former Old Mill Steakhouse, Chandler said.

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