REU sued by former manager

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By Cindy Simpson

A former Rockwood Electric Utility manager from the 1980s-90s thinks the utility should pay not his medical insurance, but also that of both his current and former wives.

That was part of the proposed offer made and discussed last week by the utility’s board, who took the matter pertaining to former manager Charles Johnson under consideration.

“We don’t believe we should be obligated to do that,” said REU Manager Kendall Bear.

Bear and board members agreed that it is against utility policy to consider the ex-wife a beneficiary.

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