BOCC requests removal of county health director

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 09:50 AM.

“The fact of the matter is that Doug Kent built a healthcare delivery model here that the state is moving away from,” Williams said. “These additional programs and additional personnel are going to be cut.”

Williams also said that he agreed with the committee’s recommendation to expand membership to include Health Department staff and to allow that staff to feel they have a voice with the BOCC without fear of retaliation.

County attorney Jeremy Novak said the BOCC certainly had a voice in the process, but ultimately personnel decisions, such as the health director, would come down to a decision in Tallahassee, not in Gulf County.

Wewahitchka Courthouse

The board approved spending $105,000 on repairs to the old county courthouse in Wewahitchka to address leaking walls in the back of the building, where the Extension Service is located.

On a temporary basis, the Extension Service will locate to the old Health Department building across the street while renovations to address leaking and mold is undertaken.

Tentative budget

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