The Auglaize County Health Board approved another deposit to its salary reserve fund.
Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said the $5,000 will be added to the fund, which they try to keep between $15,000 and $20,000 to pay out of for retirees who have accumulated vacation or sick leave.
During Tuesdayâ€™s meeting, Parsons said in the past they have had to pay out as much as $16,000 upon the retirement of a long time employee who had maxed out sick and vacation leave.
â€śSeven or eight years ago we saw the need,â€ť Parsons said of when the fund was developed. â€śWe specifically set it up in preparation for retirements we saw forthcoming and it is working out well.â€ť
In other financial matters, Health Board members approved the amendment of estimated resources for the Help Me Grow home visiting fund, increasing it by $12,500.
Parsons said the county received more than anticipated from the state to cover costs for operating the program,
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which local health departments took over a year ago.
â€śItâ€™s a supplement to the money we were given to get the program up and running,â€ť Parsons said.
The additional money is to be put toward paying service costs, such as supervisory time and fiscal billing, which canâ€™t be charged as part of a fee.
â€śIt will help offset those costs associated with the program,â€ť Parsons said.
The state pays the Health Department $11.50 per unit which equals 15 minutes of service. The time is reported through an electronic database.