Antioch to issue smoke shop rules, buy cyber insurance
The Antioch board of trustees considered new regulations Dec. 7 that will govern the licensing process for tobacco shops in the village.
The new rules will specify various types of licenses for tobacco shops. The trustees also considered fingerprinting and background checks. The regulations will be read and considered again at a future meeting, with changes to the section on fines that will allow for fines to be assessed on a case-by-case basis instead of a flat minimum.
The village also authorized an agreement with Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc. for $348,863 in property, casualty, liability, workman’s compensation and cyber insurance. Cyber insurance is a relatively new form of insurance that safeguards municipalities from the fallout associated with a cyber attack or other incident that compromises sensitive information kept in the village's computer network.
The trustees authorized the payment of $874,041.07 in various bills and approved their 2016 meeting schedule.