A request by the  Philadelphia, Neshoba County Park Commission  to allow park employees to become city employees in order to have access to its less costly health insurance was tabled by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, after a error in the quote for the new premium was brought to their attention.

Park and Recreation Director Cody Bryan said a coding error was found in their insurance quote for the new year resulting in a much lower premium than anticipated.

The Park Commission had expected a 35-percent increase or about $12,000 in additional annual health insurance costs.

However, Bryan said upon further review,  a coding error was found.

He said the park’s annual increase would be only about $3,500.

Ward 2 Alderman Jim Fulton recommended that the board table the Park Commission’s request.

“It wasn’t near what they thought,” he said of the increase. “Blue Cross had coded it wrong or something. That will take care of that problem.”

In other action last week, aldermen:

• Approved a $17,631.90  claim from Tanner Construction  on the Williamsville bridge.

• Entered  into an executive session on a personnel issue.

• Acknowledged that a police officer vacated his duties without giving any notice of resignation.