MINOT — Town officials recently received a dividend check in the amount of $2,941 from the Maine Municipal Association as a result of the town’s excellent claim experience and good risk management activities.

“We’ve done a tremendous amount of work on workplace safety, training all town employees — the highway crew, fire department folk and town office staff — establishing procedures, just trying to make things safe around here and evidently we did something right,” Town Administrator Arlan Saunders said.

Saunders pointed out that Minot participates in all of the MMA’s three insurance related self-funded pools, the Worker’s Compensation fund, the unemployment compensation fund and the property and casualty pool — at a cost of a little over $45,000 a year.

According to Patricia Kablitz, director of risk management services for MMA, more than 90 percent of program participants have received dividends this year because of their good risk management practices. This year the three pools are returning in excess of $1.3 million to their members.

Mechanic Falls Town Manager John Hawley reported receiving a dividend check for $2,575, and Poland Town Manager Dana Lee said the town’s dividend check from MMA was $6,574.


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