Wilsonville councilors vote to stop cash payments

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WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- For the past two decades, city councilors in Wilsonville have taken a monthly payment in lieu of city-paid health insurance. The five councilors currently get $480 a month and receive no other compensation.

The council voted Monday to end the practice after The Oregonian reported the cash payouts apparently violated the city's agreement with Citycounty Insurance Services.

The Oregonian reports the councilors can enroll in the city health plan, but they would have no compensation until after next year's election.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com