Contract to be drafted for single health agency

The District Advisory Council, which oversees Hancock County’s Health Department, plans to make the City of Findlay an offer on creating a single health agency.

“We agreed there is enough information that we can put together a contract to be signed at a later date,” said Ed Ingold, president of the county health board.

It would remain the responsibility of the county to house the new health agency, which will be capable of serving 75,000 people.

In 2010, the advisory council voted against a merger. City officials wanted to begin new talks in 2012, but in September 2012, the advisory council delayed the talks in favor of creating its own proposal.

The advisory council includes 29 members, comprised of village mayors, one county commissioner and trustee chairs from all 17 townships.

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