Upland seal

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/27/2013 06:10:31 AM PST
Updated: 01/27/2013 05:42:16 PM PST

UPLAND – The City Council has given staffers approval to withdraw the city from its risk-management pool to potentially save the general fund $150,000 annually.

The city has been in the Independent Cities Risk Management Authority Liability and Worker’s Compensation Program for 22 years.

“The city established an excellent reputation of pool risk avoidance,” said Stephanie Mendenhall, the city’s administrative services director.

The city has had only one major claim filed against it in the past decade, she said, but its costs to be in the pool have risen – and continue to rise.

“We expect that we will have an increase in our premium in the next coming year,” Mendenhall said.

During the 2012-13 fiscal year, the city’s net cost was $521,745 for general liability and $128,577 for pooled workers’ compensation.

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