Office for Aging to hold public information events

Essex County Board of Supervisors

Essex County Board of Supervisors Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— “We get a lot of calls from people 55 and older who are starting to have some significant health problems,” Bashaw said. “If the have Medicaid, that is fine, but there is not really a program out there for those folks. It would be nice if the county would start thinking about a program to address those needs.”

Also during the Human Services meeting, transportation director Nancy Dougal gave the bus traffic report for the month and 2012. Dougal said that there were 6,556 public transit rides in the month of January, which included the Whiteface Shuttle. For 2012, the department had 97,280 total rides and collected $10,659 above their estimated revenue total.

The department also brought in $25,000 in advertising revenue and currently has $2,000 in ad revenue for 2013.

Also at the meeting, Social Services Director John O’Neill received preliminary approval to hire a part-time security officer to replace a person retiring.

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