Havre City Council Swears in New Member

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – Havre’s City Council met Monday night for their regular meeting in City Hall, where they passed a resolution that authorizes a company to offer insurance on water lines on private property in Havre.

This insurance is not offered by the City, but the City endorses the company as legitimate and recent legislation now allows these services to be offered in smaller towns. They will offer insurance on outdoor water lines for $6.75 a month and on indoor plumbing for $9.99 per month. The Council amended the resolution to give a 50 cent licensing fee, originally going to the City, back to the customer.

The Council also appointed a new member to fill the vacancy left by Andrew Brekke. Erik Meis was the only member of Ward 4 to express interest and the Council interviewed him during the meeting. He owns a courier service and a car wash in town and wants to help repair Havre’s infrastructure. The Council voted him in unanimously. He was sworn in and took his seat on the Council.

The Council also ratified the Dispatcher’s MPEA collective bargaining agreement, which included a 4% raise this year, with a 2% raise next year.