Evansville City Council to Discuss Fire Contract, Land, Debt and Taxis

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The Evansville City Council meets tonight for the second-to-last time in 2016.

The 9 member board will cover a number of topics including land around another planned downtown hotel.

Land, debt, contracts, and taxis are all part of a loaded council agenda. The biggest potential topic of discussion remains hovered around changes to employee health care.

The city needs to approve the Evansville firefighter’s contracts but the city council has avoided voting because of a pending lawsuit filed by the fire and police unions.

Many city employees have been vocal in opposing higher health insurance costs for next year.

A judge is expected to issue a ruling on the union’s request for an injunction later this week that would halt the city’s plans to raise insurance rates.

The council will also discuss giving up land to make way for the planned Hyatt Hotel downtown.

The council will discuss and likely approve certificates for the 3 city taxi services so they can operate next year. 

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