Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, August 18, 2008

Enquirer: Search for new Health Commissioner suspended

Today’s Enquirer reports that city officials are considering contracting with the Hamilton County Department of Health. As a result, the Norwood Health Commission has suspended its search for a replacement for retiring Health Commissioner Donna Laake, and no decision has been made regarding appointing an interim commissioner. According to Enquirer reporter Steve Kemme, U.S. Playing Cards' decision to move 460 employees to Northern Kentucky next year is a big reason City officials are evaluating the Norwood Health Department. Donna Laake stated that the Health Department cost Norwood $390,000 in 2007, if revenue from department fees is subtracted from the city’s total allocation. “That’s less than $20 per resident,” she said.