2/19/15 – 11:25 A.M.
Many Findlay residents have raised several questions about the plans for an addiction recovery house over the past few weeks. This week’s questions have centered on how the ADAMHS board, the group planning the house, gets its funding.
Audio: John Kovach
John Kovach is with the Save Our Neighborhoods group and attended the Thursday Hancock County Commissioners meeting.
What he found is that ADAMHS is not funded with sales tax dollars from the general fund. Commissioner Phil Riegle explained…
Audio: Phil Riegle
Instead funding for the group comes from a levy passed by county voters. The budget is audited by the Hancock County Auditor’s Office. When the ADAMHS board pays for services unencumbered by the yearly budget, the purchase orders must be approved by the Hancock County Commissioners.
That was the case with a $49,000 line item this week. The purchase order was to pay for staffing for the proposed recovery home. The commissioners have tabled the item twice to find out more about it. However, they will eventually have to approve the item to avoid a lawsuit.
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