Riley County Health Department director Jennifer Green has resigned, officials said Monday.
Cindy Volanti, human resource manager and county deputy clerk, talked with the Riley County Commission about hiring for Green’s position.
She resigned last week. The commission didn’t say why she resigned, and Green wasn’t available for comment at press time.
The commission discussed the structure of the hiring committee for the position. Commissioners opted to allow Green to sit on the committee. Her last day is in November.
Riley County commissioners on Monday also examined year-to-date budget reports, determining the county has used 58.33% of its allotted budget so far in 2019.
“Everything’s looking really good,” said Rich Vargo, county clerk.
Vargo also compared expenses from 2018 to 2019. Currently, the county’s total, including the general fund, is $5,284,751. At this time last year, the county sat at $4,482,505. The year-to-date difference of expenses is $729,228 or an increase of about 18%.
“Each year is not always apples to apples in comparison,” Vargo said.
Pat Collins, director of emergency management, presented a change order to relocate and downsize a planned sewer lagoon at the fire station project near Ogden. The cost is $4,427.50. Collins said the change would cost less money.
The commission approved the measure.
Cheryl Collins, director of the Riley County Historical Museum, informed the commission about upcoming historical events, including the Smoky Hill Trail program on Aug. 18.
Rod Kalivoda with Lafayette Masonic Lodge announced free cancer screenings for the public on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the meeting.
The Alan Lee Center (part of the United Methodist Church), 612 Humboldt St., is hosting the screenings. Appointments are not necessary, Kalivoda said.