County continues search for Comission on Aging director

May 30, 2019

By John Raffel
Correspondent

MARION — Osceola County continues to search for a new Commission on Aging Director.

“We’ve had it out before and we got some response,” county Board of Commissioners chairman Jack Nehmer said. “But we decided to put it back out. It’s been vacant long enough (since late last year) and want to get it filled. There’s a lot of things that have been put on hold.”

At the commission meeting last week, the board approved selling a firearm to a retired deputy.

“One of the deputies who recently retired wanted to buy the two weapons he had in his possession when he was a deputy,” Nehmer said. “He agreed to pay the replacement value.”

The board approved the use of a contracted service as available to fill in for benefit time when the Building Department office manager is gone.

“When (the manager) had surgery recently, we had a lady who had been retired for awhile and she agreed to come in and help,” Nehmer said. “I thought we actually had agreed at the time to use her whenever we needed her. I guess it was just for that three-month period when we thought the regular lady would be gone. We reinitiated that so this lady can come in and fill in. She was willing to come in and fill in.”

Two trips were approved for the seniors through Commission on Aging for a TV 9&10 tour and Ludington trip, activities of a Health Fair and the annual Taste of Osceola event.

The board approved doing a request for proposal for a vehicle for the Veterans’ Services department.

“We had a couple of grants and we have to use the money or we lose the money,” Nehmer said.

The board voted to approve changing three Tuesday meeting dates to Wednesdays: Aug 21, Sept. 4 and Oct. 16. The action was taken because of a Monday holiday during those weeks.





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