Health office contracts renewed
Two Saline County Health Office contracts with the state were approved by the Saline County Commission during its Monday morning session.
One contract, worth $1,500, was approved to provide health consultation for the county's day-care facilities with sessions to emphasize good health practices, such as washing hands in the day-care centers. The contract was increased from $1,000 in 2001, with a requirement for staff at area day-cares to undergo smoking education.
The second state contract approved, worth $1,585, is allotted to fund visits by the health office's environmental specialist, Gene Walther, for sanitation inspections of all Saline County day-care centers.
The Saline County Commission also approved a bid the Saline County Health Office has submitted for $52,800 in family planning services funding based on an estimate of 352 clients to be served in the upcoming year. With a deadline of Aug. 29 to submit the bid, results are expected to be released shortly after that date.