Bedford Board Of Works Votes To Terminate Health Insurance For Bedford Housing Authority Employees

(BEDFORD) – On Monday, the Bedford Board of Works voted to terminate the insurance of Bedford Housing Authority employees.

Officials note the Bedford Housing Authority is a separate non-profit organization and is not a city department.

Bedford Housing Authority

The Bedford Housing Authority is a federally administered program through the Housing Urban Development. The Bedford Housing Authority will be meeting on Thursday, May 21 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss this issue according to Bobbi Ames, Executive Director of the Bedford Housing Authority.

In other business the board:

  • Approved seven temporary parking spaces on J Street for early voting from May 26 to June 1. The parking will stretch from 16th Street going east from J Street. This request came from Lawrence County Clerk Billie Tumey.
  • Approved the resignation of Bedford Police Officer Shane Jarrett. Officer Jarrett was hired on April 20, 2020. In less than three months of being on the job, Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore received Officer Jarret’s resignation. In his resignation, Officer Jarrett decided law enforcement was not a proper career choice for him.
  • The Board of Works approved double-sided pedestrian signage to be placed on 9th Street and 10th Street near the Milwaukee Trail parking located near John Williams Boulevard.
  • Approved roadway markings for pedestrian crossings from the parking lot across from 9th Street to the alley across from 10th Street to the Milwaukee Trail.
  • A curb cut was approved for Tom Karin located at 2413 Windwood Drive. This will be a removal of 12 feet of city curb to widen a driveway from a single to the two-car driveway.
  • Approved the acceptance of a letter of engagement for Crowe LLP. This service will counsel the Utilities Department on the sale of bonds for upcoming Wastewater Utility. The cost of services is $35,000.
  • Approved a letter of engagement for a rate consulting services for the Bedford Municipal Water Utility and Wastewater Utility. The last rate increase was done in 2012. This study will not include wastewater or trash fees.
  • Bedford Police Officer Nicholas Crulo and Officer Zakry Brooking were approved for permanent status as police officers. According to Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore, they have met the one-year evaluation and training requirements.
Roadway markings for pedestrians will be placed on 9th and 10th Street that leads to the Milwaukee trail at the parking lot for trail users.
Parking is located on 9th Street near John Williams Blvd. and Lincoln Avenue in Bedford. Milwaukee Trail users have several parking spots available.