AMHERST, NY- In a split between Republicans and Democrats, the Amherst Town Board has decided to wait before deciding whether to end lifetime health care benefits for certain elected officials.
Councilman Mark Manna (D) proposed the resolution to end lifetime health benefits for any future supervisor, town highway superintendent or clerk.
But instead of taking up the measure, Republicans on the board, who have the majority, voted to have the town's salary review committee take a broader look at "salaries, benefits...and lifetime health care benefits."
The committee is now supposed to make recommendations by the end of this year.
Councilman Steve Sanders (R): "If you want to continue to attract and retain quality employees, we have to make sure our compensation package is appropriate."