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8/27/2013 - City commission approves health department agreement
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8/27/13

City commission approves health department agreement

Salina city commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept Saline County's latest health department offer.

Under the county's proposal, the city will pay $500,000 and give $250,000 from the city's portion of health department funds to pay for roof repairs to the Salina-Saline County Health Department building. In return, the county released the city from any liability on the building.

"I'm disappointed in how this has turned out," said City Commissioner Jon Blanchard. "I think the community should be disappointed."

City and county commissioners have been debating for more than a year over how to move forward with the

- See more at: http://www.salina.com/news/healthcountycity#sthash.Tm8sqhY8.dpuf

Salina city commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept Saline County's latest health department offer.

Under the county's proposal, the city will pay $500,000 and give $250,000 from the city's portion of health department funds to pay for roof repairs to the Salina-Saline County Health Department building. In return, the county released the city from any liability on the building.

"I'm disappointed in how this has turned out," said City Commissioner Jon Blanchard. "I think the community should be disappointed."

City and county commissioners have been debating for more than a year over how to move forward with the

- See more at: http://www.salina.com/news/healthcountycity#sthash.Tm8sqhY8.dpuf

Salina city commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept Saline County's latest health department offer.

Under the county's proposal, the city will pay $500,000 and give $250,000 from the city's portion of health department funds to pay for roof repairs to the Salina-Saline County Health Department building. In return, the county released the city from any liability on the building.

"I'm disappointed in how this has turned out," said City Commissioner Jon Blanchard. "I think the community should be disappointed."

City and county commissioners have been debating for more than a year over how to move forward with the health department after the building was closed because of concern the roof structure could fail.

- See more at: http://www.salina.com/news/healthcountycity#sthash.Tm8sqhY8.dpuf

Salina city commissioners voted unanimously Monday to accept Saline County's latest health department offer.

Under the county's proposal, the city will pay $500,000 and give $250,000 from the city's portion of health department funds to pay for roof repairs to the Salina-Saline County Health Department building. In return, the county released the city from any liability on the building.

"I'm disappointed in how this has turned out," said City Commissioner Jon Blanchard. "I think the community should be disappointed."

City and county commissioners have been debating for more than a year over how to move forward with the health department after the building was closed because of concern the roof structure could fail.

- See more at: http://www.salina.com/news/healthcountycity#sthash.Tm8sqhY8.dpuf

The Salina City Commission on Monday approved an agreement that could bring an end to the longstanding disagreement between the city and Saline County regarding the future of the Salina/Saline County Health Department.

The health department building at Seventh and Elm has been unoccupied for more than a year because of a faulty roof. Since July 1, the city has made four proposals to the county on how to resolve the situation, and the first three were rejected. The concept of the last one was accepted by Saline County, prompting city legal counsel to draw up a formal resolution which the city commission approved at its Monday meeting.

Terms of the resolution include that the city and county will each contribute $500,000 to repair the roof; that another $250,000 from health department funds may be applied at the county's discretion; the city is released from any liability; and the previous joint relationship between the two entities regarding operation of the health department will be terminated.