Village of Kalkaska Makes $80,000 Settlement Offer in Health Care Benefit Lawsuit

The village of Kalkaska has made an $80,000 settlement offer in a health care benefit lawsuit.

Village documents state that three couples, village employees, claim that village officials wrote a letter saying that they and their spouses would be given top level health care for the rest of their lives.

That was back in 1996.

The village documents say the letter was never adopted by the council.

In 2014, the village could no longer afford those benefits so they had to stop paying them.

In 2015 Melvin and Penny Hill, Richard and Lila Ramsey, Helen Chew-Artress and William Artress filed a lawsuit against the village.

This week, the village offered an $80,000 settlement to the Ramseys.