Walden Board Switches Health Insurance Provider

WALDEN – The Walden Select Board met on Monday, Oct. 25. Present were select board members Brenda Huntoon, Bob Hatch and Randolph Wilson; auditors Judy Clifford, Robyn Cook-Hubner and Willi Woelfle; and Michael Wright from Calex, and members of the public Roger Fox, Marci Larrabee, and Bob Hawk via Zoom.

The board voted and approved switching from BCBS health insurance to MVP. The savings will be approximately $3,400 a year, and the Calex ambulance contract was approved and signed. The board also voted to take money out of the capital fund to pay for the roof repair of the fire station.

The road crew will get an excavator from Essex Rental for two weeks. There are six culverts that need to be replaced, plus some plugged culverts. Trucks are ready for winter and the Corner Road has beaver problems.

Huntoon passed on a resident’s comments that the road crew was doing a great job, specifically on Noyestar and Orton Roads.

An ARPA advisory committee was formed and will be made up of 13 members.

The next meeting will be November 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the firehouse and via Zoom.