Rally in support of NHD in front of City Hall next Tuesday
Immediately following Ms. Mace’s remarks, Committee of the Whole Chairman John Mumper reminded council members that he scheduled a COW meeting next Tuesday, November 18, at 7:30 to discuss NHD and make a recommendation about its future. He suggested council members weigh both how Hamilton County current financial difficulties could result in increased costs for the City if NHD is eliminated and the possible $1 million shortfall in next year’s City budget. Mr. Mumper stated, “But I’d be glad to go along with funding NHD if everyone else does. I would love to see a joint agreement from council COW to move ahead.”
Judging from Mr. Mumper’s remarks, it appears the NHD decision is essentially in the hands of council members Moore, Sanker, and Barlow. Mr. Schneider stated he would not be able to attend Tuesday’s council meeting but that he does support keeping NHD. Both Mr. Gabbard and Mr. Thornbury have previously stated their support.
In an effort to get a favorable decision from the Committee of the Whole, Norwood residents are inviting everyone to attend a rally in support of the Norwood Health Department in front of City Hall next Tuesday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. prior to the 7:30 p.m. COW meeting. Residents who have the yellow yard signs are encouraged to bring them and, if possible, also attend the meeting following the rally.