County project funds delayed for public input
Citing the uncertain future of a proposed new Portage County Government Center and how to address Portage County Health Care Center (HCC) needs, County Board supervisors delayed funding the projects for a year.
Supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 20, unanimously approved a resolution for a 2017-22 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) that moves $15.2 million for the two major projects into 2018. Supervisor Barry Jacowski, District 23, was absent.
“I like that it (the HCC project) got moved to 2018,” District 1 supervisor Tom Mallison said. “It will allow us to get some answers and let us know what the public thinks” if it goes to referendum in the spring.
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