Cass County Commissioners met with a representative from LAGERS, the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System, during their June 20 meeting.
County leaders have relayed interest from county employees in recent months of offering higher contributions to their retirement plans, as part of an overall benefits package.
“Luke (Scavuzzo) and I went to Jefferson City about a month ago and sat down to talk with LAGERS just to find out where we are at and what we were up against, and what it would cost to get back to a higher percent,” Associate Commissioner Jimmy Odom said.
Employees had the county’s contribution to the L6 plan cut to the L1 level during budget cuts three years ago.
During Thursday’s meeting, LAGERS representative Elizabeth Althoff presented information to the commission and other county leaders in a discussion to increase employee benefits to both the L3 and L6 levels.
Adoption of the L3 plan would increase the actuarial accrued liability by $318,393, or by $1,272,542 for the L6 plan, for general employees.
“We’re not making any decisions today,” Presiding Commissioner Jeff Cox said.
“We just want to get the information and look at it for the future.”
In other meeting business, the commissioners approved a request from County Collector Pam Shipley for the disbursement of 2012 tax sale surplus monies certificate No. 12-16, tax sale No. 336.
Commissioners also approved a maintenance agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for roads in streets not in the state highway system, including:
Hubach Hill Road in Cass County, which intersects 291 Highway only on the west side across from 58 Highway.
Blinker Light Road in Cass County, which is a north-south highway that intersects at 2 Highway.
East 215th Street in Cass County, which is an east-west highway that intersects at 291 Highway.