HENRY COUNTY SENIOR CENTER TO CUT COSTS

posted by Defiance Newsroom - 

Some cost-cutting measures are being proposed by the Henry County Senior Center in the wake of a levy defeat in November.  Senior Center Director Sandy Blackwood discussed the issue with Henry County Commissioners on Tuesday.         A more stringent evaluation process will be implemented for those seeking ‘meals on wheels’, since Henry County is not reimbursed for all expenses in the program.      A route will be cut in the program, along with a driver, and a truck will not be replaced, resulting in savings of over $55,000.                   Another proposal is to cut transportation for seniors to a 45-mile radius which will save about $1,000 per month.            And a pay freeze will be implemented for all senior center employees which will cut expenses by $6,200.            All these proposals are being recommended due to defeat of the operating levy for senior programs in the November election.

          The Henry County Commissioners have approved placing a 1 mill levy on the ballot in May for senior services

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