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June 6, 1985     Cheney Free Press
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June 6, 1985

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Page 2 The Independent Thursday, June 6, 1985 ,n" Founder&apos;s Day frustrations mountt l( As the annual Medical Lake Founder's could organize and insure as a separate according to the administrator, a:qaT:;n:s::a all on" "tyof  Day celebration approaches, committees entity with liability premiums ranging If the city declined involvement, options n::V::verag ve from $150 to $1,000 for $500,000 worth of list the city as an addition--ns.redV"rc[< coverage, memo stated. [w mght (J would include suggesting alternatives or making no recommendations. The recommendation Bumgarner made to the mayor and city council, provided the council agreed to sponsor the celebra- tion, would be that the city contract with the committee the operation and risk of the celebration. "In return for this service the city would pay the Founder's Day Committee If the city were to declare sponsorship, its options would include ignoring risk management and granting committee autonomy of operation; becoming opera- tionally involved and instituting risk management program or avoiding liability by contracting operational responsibility and loss exposure to a second party, i .... :/i i!:i!iii ' ili KIm Altobelli, 18, of Medical Lake, struck a car being driven by Mike Herrel(I, 18,'of Medical Lake May 30 after she stopped at the stop sign on Lake and Lefevre streets and failed to see Herreid's car, according to Medical Lake police officials. Golden Agers meet weekly continue to meet each Wednesday evening to discuss their progress, hopes and frustrations. Among the frustrations, the association learned May 26 that it would have to finance a special insurance policy to protect individual members from any possible liability resulting from injury or damage to persons attending the celebra- tion. The committee drafted a letter to Medical Lake Mayor Don Johns May 21 asking the city to provide liability insur- ance coverage for the Founder's Day Association and its functions, including the parade, dunk tank and train ride. According to association members, the celebration is named for the city and held in the city. The city in turn receives favorable publicity and local businesses profit, providing increased revenue from the function. In the past, the Founder's Day Associ- ation has not addressed the issue of liability. However, in drafting bylaws this year, association members realized that individual members could be held liable for any damage or injury sustained by members of the community as a result of activities during the celebration. The committee received a memo from the City Administrator Tom Bumgarner May 26 stating the pros and cons of the city's involvement in the activity. According to Bumgarner, contacts with the cities of Davenport, Reardan, Odessa, Chewelah, Rockford, Leavenworth and Cheney have revealed that none of the cities has officially offered sponsorship or management of their community celebra- tions. "In all cases the managing or coordin- ating organization either has no insurance for its committee members or the organi- zation insures itself and its members against liability claims," said Bumgarner in the memo. He added, however, that the policies of the other communities are not actually relevant to the Founder's Day Associ- ation's request. He also said the city does not have an "insurable interest" in the celebration or committee as it is presently operated and organized. "This means that in order to insure the committee, a formal declaration of spon- sorship must occur," he added. Bumgarne r also stressed that by insur- ing the association, the city might expose itself to a liability not previously carried. According to Bumgarner, the basic insurance coverage for the city would cost an estimated $1,000 for triathlon and parade coverage. The committee itself The Medical Lake Golden Age Club continues to meet each Tuesday in city hall council chambers and welcomes anyone 55 and over to join them. Club President Leona Mayfield said the group holds a noon potluck the first Tuesday of each month. On subsequent Tuesdays, members meet at 1 p.m. for a weekly card party. The group recently elected new officers, including Mayfield, vice president Mary Ellen Pepper, treasurer Nadine Whitte and secretary Helen Christy. At present, the Golden Agers are rehearsing for Founder's Day weekend, during which they may sing songs from "the good old days." Mayfield added the group may start holding its summer meetings at Waterfront Park. That way, they can take advantage of the covered picnic area and the view of the lake, A GIFTS TO HONOR according to Mayfield. While the Golden Age Club is geared toward persons Over 55 years of age, Mayfield said they would never turn anyone away. Be sure to check out our fine selection of Hallmark cards and gifts available at... Owl Pharmacy 123 E. Lake Medical Lake 299-5113 "This coverage would  " written for $500,000 as the al Lake l umbrella policy would cove ,n said th additional premium." d or givel Committee members de Irawing h, order to obtain such covers ss boasts i necessary to seek financial students local merchants, who bet ost-com celebration, slated for June', Nilles, I , Clint Jm Nilliams. 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