New site for special Ford-Iroquois meeting

New site for special Ford-Iroquois meeting

WATSEKA — When Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department board members meet Monday night to discuss the advantages and drawbacks of dissolving the bi-county agency, they will meet in Watseka rather than Gilman.

Due to a scheduling conflict at the Gilman-Danforth District Library, Monday's special board meeting has been relocated to the Iroquois County Administrative Center, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka.

The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Monday in the Iroquois County Board's meeting room.

On the agenda for the meeting is a discussion of the advantages and drawbacks of keeping the bi-county health department and "what dissolution would mean."

A committee comprising members of the Ford and Iroquois county boards agreed unanimously on Sept. 26 to send a recommendation to both county boards, plus the bi-county board of health, to look into the advantages and drawbacks of dissolving the health department. Action to dissolve the agency could take place in November.

Also on the agenda for Monday's meeting is a report about an ongoing forensic audit for the 2012 fiscal year; the hiring or reassignment of employees to fill the duties of Julie Clark, who resigned from her numerous positions on Sept. 27; a discussion about "laptop security software"; and a discussion about the Freedom of Information Act and other topics.

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