The new Administrator of the McHenry County Health Department, Michael Hill, has found a way to save $900,000.
Last week the Finance Committee gave its approval to the idea.
Here’s the explanation of how the money will be saved:
Grant funding received by the Health Department to provide many different services no longer funds the full cost of several positions within the health department.
Over the years, positions were retained within the department and the cost of most benefits and some salaries were shifted to the county’s general fund which was never the intent of the board when these positions were created.
This requested action is correcting this situation.
Additionally, a decreased need for some services (within the Nursing Division) and further decreases in grant funding make these changes necessary in order to provide services to the community while minimizing the impact to the local taxpayers.