Councilman Tim Roberts won't run for a third term, he said after the Hilliard City Council meeting on Jan. 24.

Councilman Tim Roberts won't run for a third term, he said after the Hilliard City Council meeting on Jan. 24.

"I'm officially not running for re-election," Roberts said. "I've been on eight years. I just think it's time. I'd like to see some new blood come in, too. That's all. There are other things I want to do. It's just time for a break."

Roberts, 53, said he wouldn't rule out seeking the post again in the future. His term expires at the end of the year.

Prior to the meeting, council members told visiting Boy Scout Troop 418 what they might expect to hear. As they predicted, the meeting was brief, lasting only 14 minutes. Mayor Don Schonhardt was on vacation, legislation was light and council was jovial.

The main piece of legislation council approved unanimously was an ordinance that would eliminate the payment of service credit to new employees hired after Feb. 24, 2011. Current full-time city employees who have been employed more than five years will still receive an annual service credit ranging from $650-$2,060. When the ordinance was in committee, it was discussed that employees' salaries should be based on performance and not necessarily on length of service.

Council also unanimously approved providing $15,650 in funding to the Hilliard Youth and Family Commission, subject to quarterly reporting by the commission to council. The commission was established in 2001 "to facilitate youth development by empowering youth and adults to build assets and provide opportunities that enhance the quality of life."

Prior to council, the finance and administration committee met. It forwarded to council a resolution authorizing property and casualty insurance through its broker Willis HRH for a year, beginning Feb. 15. Deputy finance director David Delande said the premium for 2011-12 would be $104,977, up slightly over the 2010-11 premium of $102,195, but much less than the 2004-05 premium of $182,146.

Also in committee, director of finance Michelle Kelly Underwood provided members with a legislation schedule for the year. "I appreciate the heads up," councilman Bill Uttley told her.