Monday, December 05, 2022

Insurance woes?

| May 25, 2022 7:05 AM

This year Flathead County Commissioner Pam Holmquist spent $1.7 million of the taxpayers money with the county’s insurance company MACo. That is up from $1,270,000 in 2019. Of that amount $400,000-plus was for general liability insurance. That was up from $342,900 in 2019.

General liability insurance is used to cover legal costs when the county commissioners gets sued for making bad decisions, i.e. the bridge at the north end of Flathead Lake and Friends of Lake Five. Pam Holmquist doesn’t care if the county gets sued because she just hands the court case over to the county insurance company.

Why does not the county attorney represent the commissioners in court? Hmmmm.

You’d think the commissioners would be in the business of making good decisions rather than relying of their insurance company to bail them in court.

Is Pam Holmquist a fiscal conservative or a liberal in conservative’s clothing? She sure likes to spend taxpayer’s money on insurance to cover her bad decisions.

Kind of makes one wonder what other self-serving decisions Commissioner Holmquist has made during her last two terms in office.

Perhaps it is time for a change in the commissioner’s office.

Lee Pinski


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