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8/20/2013 - City commission accepts health department proposal
Salina Newsletter
8/20/13

City commission accepts health department proposal

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 voted 5-0 on Monday to accept an offer from Saline County regarding a plan to repair the Salina-Saline County Health Department building.

The county had proposed that the city pay $500,000 and give $250,000 from the city's portion of health department funds to pay for roof repairs on the building at Seventh and Elm. In return, the county released the city from any liability on the building.

The issue has been a subject of debate among city and county commissioners since the building's roof was deemed to be dangerous more than a year ago, resulting in the building being abandoned.The clinic is temporarily at 625 E. North.