2013-12-05 / Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

On Nov. 27 I attended the county board meeting at Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility. I commend the county commissioners who also attended and asked about the still unaccounted for $1.2 million, and also spoke up for the facility employees.

It is important to remember that we are all on the same page here. Everybody involved with SCMCF – employees, management, tax payers, commissioners – all want our resident nursing home to be a financially sound and safe place.

The previous administration was not financially transparent; their announcement in late June that they were critically short of money was an unpleasant surprise. With two newly elected board members and a millage just passed to bring in more money, this is obviously a time for new beginnings.

It was stressed at Tuesday’s nearly two hour board meeting that everyone needs to trust the new management to turn the facility around. So by their next meeting, they should present a proposed budget, with printed monthly treasurer reports thereafter.

County tax payers will be willing to trust this management if they are open about specific finances, and stick to a printed budget.

I suggest any interested county resident attend these monthly board meetings to see how our care facility is being managed.

Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Corydon Cutler

Manistique

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