ODOT Cuts Council on Aging Funding

Written by on February 20, 2019

ODOT is cutting the budget for operating expenses and transportation for the Hardin County Council on Aging.


Executive Director Bette Bibler, told the Hardin County Commissioners at a recent meeting that she was notified in January that ODOT was cutting her operating expenses by 60% and the transportation by 40%. A $160,000 loss.

She is discussing ways to deal with that loss with the board.


4-H opportunities were also discussed with the Commissioners.


Amanda Raines, OSU Extension, said goal is to work with camp, fair and clubs.


A new type of service club is being started. These are more specific and held for a shorter period of time.


It was reported that 227 went to camp last year.


4-H week is the first of March.  


The Commissioners signed a Proclamation supporting 4-H week.

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