- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

MARION, Iowa (AP) - The Marion City Council is expected to vote Thursday on whether to buy fitness trackers for city employees.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG (https://bit.ly/1ObT5v1 ) reports that the devices would be used for the city’s well-being program.

If the council approves the proposal, the city will spend more than $19,000 on 152 Fitbit devices that can measure how many steps a wearer takes as well as his or her heart rate.

City Manager Lon Pluckhahn says there’s a direct link between the cost of health insurance for the employees and city property taxes.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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