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South Portland council benefits workshop set for City Hall

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South Portland council benefits workshop set for City Hall

SOUTH PORTLAND — A council workshop seeking public input on health-care plans for councilors will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in council chambers at City Hall.

Mayor Patti Smith agreed to hold the workshop on the municipally funded health care benefits after city resident Albert DiMillo Jr. filed a lawsuit in Cumberland County Superior Court to have the benefits terminated.

Health-care benefits for councilors have been funded in city budgets since 1977, but are not specifically mentioned in the City Charter, which allows $3,000 compensation to councilors.

Council workshops are typically held at the South Portland Community Center, but the center is closed annually in August for maintenance work.