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New Home for Public Health Considered

Posted: Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

A new building for Washington County Public Health is being considered. At yesterday’s Washington County Board of Health meeting it was decided a presentation regarding a new building will be given to the board of supervisors in September. Supervisor Jack Seward, who sits on the board of health, stated Public Health needs a home.

Director of Public Health Danielle Pettit-Majewski said there was a meeting with the county auditor and treasurer regarding what needs to be done to move forward. It is necessary to have a county match of funds to apply for grants and a bond referendum would be needed, with the earliest possible being in March.

Steve Olson, President of West Chester Savings Bank, explained the financials; Public Health has approximately $230,000 in carryover funds with $100,000 available for a project. There was also a $10,000 private donation and there is a county line item of $105,000 available for public health’s architectural and relocation fees, as well as $150,000 available as a fund balance for public health relocation. A total of approximately $365,000 is available.

A possibility of a new building housing both Public Health and the Communications Services was discussed.