A Springfield alderman wants to make sure that other insurance companies get the chance to cover CWLP properties for the city.
At the last city council meeting, aldermen approved a 3 year contract with R.W. Troxell to insure the city owned utility. The cost is around $1.8 million per year.
Under city code, however, anything with a cost over 25 thousand dollars must be competitively bid.
Ward 7's Joe McMenamin says the Mayor's administration got around that caveat by claiming insurance is a service, rather than a purchase.