CELINA - City officials are alarmed with escalating insurance costs for the city's 98 employees, which this year alone are expected to increase 15 percent to $1.5 million.
City council members on Monday night approved second reading of the 2015 budget that would set aside $43.538 million for all accounts, but not before discussing rising insurance costs. Those costs are paid through the general fund, the financial source of the city's day-to-day operations, including fire and police services. [More]
People must get permit, inform police about flight plan
By Kathy Thompson
ST. HENRY - People wanting to fly drones within the village must now get a permit and inform police about where and when they'll be flying them.
Village council members Monday approved an ordinance requiring people wanting to fly a drone or an unmanned aircraft up to 400 feet high within village limits to obtain the free permit from administrator Ron Gelhaus and provide proof of insurance. [More]