For the fifth year running, the city of Gardiner has received a refund from its Worker’s Compensation insurance, based on the number of claims filed.

Following an established practice, interim City Manager Anne Davis will be recommending to the City Council Wednesday that $3,025, a portion of this year’s $4,584 refund, be paid to the city’s full-time, permanent part-time and contract employees as a one-time bonus as a reward for safe job practices, and the balance of $1,559 be used to enhance the city’s safety budget.

The City Council is also expected to hold a public hearing and first read of amendments to the city’s General Assistance Ordinance; both the income allowances and the housing maximums have increased.

City elected officials are also expected to consider:

• Approving sewer abatement requests

• Approving the sewer commitment, the list of all accounts that carry a balance of more than three months but less than a year past due so the collections process can be started

• Granting a special event permit for the Gardiner Elementary PTA Octoberfest fundraiser

• Granting a liquor license catering permit for Casey’s Sports Pub for Swine & Stein

• Appointing Joel Alexander to the Planning Board for an additional term and Louis Sigel to the ad-hoc Age Friendly Advisory Committee

• Approving City Council minutes.

The Gardiner City Council meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the City Council chamber at 6 Church St.

Jessica Lowell — 621-5632

[email protected]

Twitter: @JLowellKJ

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