The Henry County commissioners Tuesday approved closing the fund account line for Country View Haven.

The county home closed in 2017 and has been demolished. The property was sold in 2019, so no additional expenses will be occurring related to the home. The county home was operated with the help of a county-wide operating levy, and the last ballot measure approved by voters was a 1.6 mill, three-year levy for the county home in November 2014 with collections starting in 2015. In 2016, the Henry County Budget Commission reduced the levy millage for 2017 to .5 mills so the full amount was not collected the final year since it was going to close.

In November, there was approximately $350,000-$380,000 remaining in the Country View Haven fund that was transferred into the county’s general fund. The commissioners then reduced its collection of inside millage by .4 mills for one year, so approximately $350,000-$380,000 less will be collected for tax year 2019 because of the transfer.

In other matters, Glenn Miller was selected as the voting representative for the County Commissioners Association of Ohio. Bob Hastedt will serve as the alternate.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.