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Winter Storm Warning for March 5 -- Updated 3/4/2015 4:40:48 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Alexandria area for Thursday, March 5, from midnight to 9 p.m. Significant accumulation of ice and snow may result in a Level 2 storm, which means that travel could be dangerous and some residential roads may not be clear until later in the week. Because the storm is expected to begin with rain, pre-treating streets with salt brine will not be effective. This type of precipitation often results in power outages. The City urges all residents and businesses to be prepared on an ongoing basis for the possibility that it may not be safe to travel for three or more days, and that power may be out during this period.

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Susan Story (user 443) - Comments by Date

I retired with 35 years of service, 32 with the Police Department and my final 3 with the Human Resources Department. Throughout my career I was promised partially City funded Term Life Insurance that would continue into retirement.

On July 1, 2009, a very dark period of time economically, eligibility for life insurance benefits changed for new hires. Employees hired on or after July 1, 2009 are no longer eligible for the life insurance benefit into retirement. This change lead me to believe that employees hired prior to July 1, 2009 were grandfathered.

As recommend by the City, 5 years prior to retiring I met with financial planners to discuss my financial stability into retirement. My estimated monthly retirement benefit and life insurance paid upon my death were relevant to the discussions and decisions made.

Upon my retirement the Human Resources Department presented me (as all retirees) with a document that states my benefit, changes to my benefit between the ages of 65 and 70, the premium that is City funded and the premium I am responsible for.

I recall the contract for life insurance was awarded March 1, 2012 and continues through February 2015. It has been stated that retiree coverage will not change, only who is responsible for paying the premiums changes. Is this in writing from the current vendor? If there is no change to retiree coverage, will the City continue to negotiate comparable retiree premiums with future RFP's?

During the hardest economic times retiree life benefits remained City funded. This is a benefit earned by all employees hired prior to July 1, 2009. Please reconsider this action and keep the promise made to me and others while working for the City.








Susan Story (443) | User | March 10, 2014 - 5:08 AM | FY 2015 Budget Comments

Susan Story (user 443) - Comments by Board

FY 2015 Budget Comments

I retired with 35 years of service, 32 with the Police Department and my final 3 with the Human Resources Department. Throughout my career I was promised partially City funded Term Life Insurance that would continue into retirement.

On July 1, 2009, a very dark period of time economically, eligibility for life insurance benefits changed for new hires. Employees hired on or after July 1, 2009 are no longer eligible for the life insurance benefit into retirement. This change lead me to believe that employees hired prior to July 1, 2009 were grandfathered.

As recommend by the City, 5 years prior to retiring I met with financial planners to discuss my financial stability into retirement. My estimated monthly retirement benefit and life insurance paid upon my death were relevant to the discussions and decisions made.

Upon my retirement the Human Resources Department presented me (as all retirees) with a document that states my benefit, changes to my benefit between the ages of 65 and 70, the premium that is City funded and the premium I am responsible for.

I recall the contract for life insurance was awarded March 1, 2012 and continues through February 2015. It has been stated that retiree coverage will not change, only who is responsible for paying the premiums changes. Is this in writing from the current vendor? If there is no change to retiree coverage, will the City continue to negotiate comparable retiree premiums with future RFP's?

During the hardest economic times retiree life benefits remained City funded. This is a benefit earned by all employees hired prior to July 1, 2009. Please reconsider this action and keep the promise made to me and others while working for the City.








Susan Story (443) | User | March 10, 2014 - 5:08 AM