A disagreement over health insurance benefits could be drawing a divide between city leaders in Southport.
According to Alderman Todd Coring, a new health insurance study committee was quickly disbanded by the city's leader after just one meeting.
The committee was initially formed by Coring after multiple city employees came forward with reservations about a proposal to change their health insurance benefits package.
Mayor Robert Howard said the committee had run its course and chose to get rid of it.
Coring made a motion to reinstate the committee, but it was not seconded.
The decision regarding employee coverage now lies in the hands of City Manager Kerry McDuffie.
Coring said Wednesday he was "outraged" and plans challenge the Mayor's decision at the board's next meeting.
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