County Commission approves health services program for veterans

Paul Garrod -

    PAW PAW - During the Van Buren County Commissioners’ Committee of the Whole meeting,  May 28, commissioners approved a Veterans Treatment Referral Agreement with the Van Buren Cass District Health Department for certain health services for all honorably discharged Van Buren County resident veterans, including current spouse and dependent children.
    The dedicated amount from the grant for this program is $40,000 base. The grant  period expires Sept. 30, 2019. The funds will be used to help offset the expense of oral health, immunization and vision/hearing services. It is subject to a maximum of $1,000 per person. Care needed over $1,000 will be referred to the Van Buren County Soldier and Sailors Relief Commission.
    The remaining amount of the $67,000 total grant will be used for a Veterans Services Promotional Day later this summer and technology  improvements for the office.
    For more information, contact  Karee Krause  at (269) 657-8200, ext. 1612, or by e-mail, at: krausek@ vbco. org.
    The board approved the sale of Police K-9 Tico to its handler, Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Stasienko. The Belgian Malinois has served the Sheriff’s Office since 2014, but the K-9’s health is beginning to decline.
    Commissioners approved a vehicle transfer  from Van Buren Public Transit to the Van Buren Intermediate  School District. The vehicle, a 2010 Ford E-450 Cutaway Eldorado, would be sold to the VBISD for $1. The junk/salvage value of the vehicle is $1,500 to $3,000. The vehicle replaces the VBISD’s 1984 Grumman Panel truck.

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