Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The Leitchfield City Council meets in regular session on Monday.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Leitchfield City Council meets in regular session on Monday.

At the request of Nationwide Insurance representative Aubrey Beatty, the city of Leitchfield will open up the contract for its workers' compensation insurance coverage for bid.

During the city council's regular meeting on Monday night, Beatty suggested that the city consider opening up its workers' comp insurance coverage for public bid rather than automatically re-enter into contract with its current provider, the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC).

Beatty said there are other options available to the city that can save money and provide better service, particularly Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance (KEMI), which he was representing Monday.

Leitchfield Mayor Rick Embry said the city uses KLC on a daily basis and is appreciative of the company's service, but it is not opposed to seeing what other options may be available.

After discussion, the city council voted to open the city's workers' compensation insurance coverage for public bid.

In other business, the city council:

*Voted to approve the estimated $2,784 cost of installing Knox Boxes at all city owned and operated facilities.

*Voted to permit Leitchfield Parks and Recreation to hold the Corporate Cup again this year on Sept. 1.

*Recognized Wayne McStoots with a retirement watch for his 20 years of service with Leitchfield Public Works.

*Voted to declare three pressure washers owned by Leitchfield Public Works to be surplus.

*Voted to change two city employees from hourly to salary employees.