By Emma Rausch
The Wabash County Board of Health approved the Health Department’s budget submission for the upcoming year on Tuesday July 28 at the board’s quarterly meeting.
This year, the budgets will “look a little different for several reasons,” said Dr. Jeffrey Pyle, president.
First, he noted, the board typically has four sub-budgets including the County Health Fund, Local Health Maintenance Fund, Trust Fund and Accreditation Fund.
“The Trust and Accreditation were fairly straight forward. Those are both funded by grant monies and those came together pretty routinely like they do each year,” he said. “Currently, we had to move all of our Local Health Maintenance items, that we would normally have in our Local Health Maintenance, all got moved to County Health for the time being.
“If you look in lieu of our current situation that we’re dealing with, the (County) Council and the (State of Indiana) on the issue of the supplantation of the funds, until that gets resolved everything gets shoved into County Health for the time being. When that gets resolved, we can move some things back to where they were before.”