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Commissioners Approve CMH Funding With Questions
Wednesday Jun 04, 2014 10:08am
Centreville, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(CENTREVILLE) – The St. Joseph County Commissioners agreed on Tuesday to fund a shortfall for Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

However, the Commissioners questioned the State of Michigan's mechanism that gives funds to the CMH.

County Administrator Pat Yoder presented the request to the Commissioners for just over $168,000 for CMH. Yoder explained that CMH Director Elizabeth O'Dell had asked for the funding assistance, which the County is ultimately required to cover.

Commissioner Don Eaton, who also sits on the CMH Board, says this situation was not the fault of O'Dell or the CMH staff, but comes from the unfair way the State gives funds to CMH's.

Commission Chairman John Dobberteen, who is a former CMH Board member, says in the past, counties that had excess funds in their CMH budgets were able to transfer money to other CMH's. However, Dobberteen says that was not allowed this year. ...... {LISTEN}.

Dobberteen shares how St. Joseph County's funding from the State for CMH compares with surrounding counties. ...... {LISTEN}.

The Commissioners approved the funding request. They also asked that O'Dell come to their next meeting to shed some light on this situation and see if there might be a way that the funding structure can be more fair for everyone around Michigan.

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