gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Wednesday July 30th


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.

(07-30-2014) • Head on crash near Albion injures two
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 0687 W 100 N • Albion, IN
(07-29-2014) • Sturgis Hosting National Night Out In 2014
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-29-2014) • Caregivers Class Set For August
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-29-2014) • Injuries Reported In Cass Co. Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Dowagiac • Albion, IN
(07-29-2014) • New design for patient rooms at Cameron
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(07-29-2014) • Coldwater truck driver injured in Steuben crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 7500 block of Fremont Road • Angola, IN
(07-29-2014) • Woman jailed on armed robbery charge
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-29-2014) • Angola to close trail for maintenance next week
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(07-29-2014) • More Information Released In Pedestrian Death
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-29-2014) • Authorities Searching For Missing Dowagiac Woman
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Dowagiac
(07-29-2014) • Sturgis School District Asking For Millage Renewal
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-28-2014) • Man Struck And Killed Sunday Night
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-28-2014) • High speed motorcyclist injured in Waterloo crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Waterloo, IN
(07-28-2014) • Hiring event in Ligonier set for Thursday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: West Noble High School • Ligonier, IN
(07-28-2014) • Domestic dispute forces guests from rooms at motel near Howe
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: SR 9 at the Indiana Toll Road • Howe, IN
(07-28-2014) • Teen hurt in Gator crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: CR 20 E of CR 31 • Middlebury, IN
(07-26-2014) • Sturgis Hospital Holding Health Fair
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-26-2014) • Full Day Of Events At Heritage Festival
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Burr Oak, MI
(07-26-2014) • Topeka teen hurt in one vehicle crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Topeka, IN
(07-26-2014) • Motorcycle crash injures LaGrange woman
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-26-2014) • Chain O Lakes SP gets trail-ready wheel chair
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(07-25-2014) • Fremont Grad Is Miss Panama
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont, IN
(07-25-2014) • Five Ligonier Firms Holding Hiring Event
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: West Noble High School • Ligonier, IN
(07-25-2014) • Vermont Settlement Days This Weekend In Orland
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Orland, IN
(07-25-2014) • Three 2013 Records Broken During Livestock Auction
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County 4-H Fairgrounds • Angola, IN
(07-25-2014) • Retired area educator dies from cancer
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-25-2014) • City Commission Approves Road Projects
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-25-2014) • Heritage Festival Underway In Burr Oak
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Burr Oak, MI
(07-25-2014) • Passenger dies from injuries suffered in Steuben crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Kendallville, IN
(07-25-2014) • SCLC Annual Meeting On August 2nd
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lake James Christian Assembly • Angola, IN
(07-25-2014) • Hailey Fisher Wins Steuben Supreme Showman Contest
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County 4-H Fairgrounds • Angola, IN
(07-24-2014) • Habitat For Humanity Auction one week away
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Shipshewana Auction Barn • Shipshewana, IN
(07-24-2014) • PH football, baseball fields damaged by vandal
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Prairie Heights School campus • LaGrange, IN
(07-24-2014) • Missing Cass County Man Found In White Pigeon
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: White Pigeon, MI





Contact WBET
STURGIS269/651-WBET
COLDWATER517/278-WBET
wbet@wbetfm.com

pfc

businesses