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Merger of a city with a county health department

Type of Jurisdictions Involved

City

County

Specific Jurisdictions Involved

  • City of Beloit,
  • Rock County

County

Rock

Region

Southwestern

Type of Agreement

Transfer of services agreement

Implementation and Incubation

Estimated three years from initial proposal to complete implementation

Factors Involved

  • Diminishing state aid and increasing service costs
  • State law requirement of counties to provide local health services Rock County assumed full operational responsibility
  • Health department funded through County property tax levy

Benefits

Reduce net costs of providing health services

Results

  • Reduction in net costs of providing health services
  • Service quality has not diminshed after establishment of agreement
  • Merger maintained positions of existing employees in new structure

Agreement

oct5_beloit_agreement.pdf Choose Your Region: Southwest
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