The Delaware County Stand Down will be held
Named in reference to the wartime term for the practice of removing combat troops from the field and taking care of their basic needs in a safe area, Piper said, the event will feature several local vendors and services, including
"In the military, in a time of war, when you're in harm's way, there would be periods of time you would be told to 'stand down,' and you would be sent to another location," Piper said. "And at that location, you would get medical assistance, clothing, food -- any of your necessities would be taken care of."
Veterans should bring a DD-214, a veteran-stamped
Anyone interested in volunteering at the event is asked to contact
The board also approved a
At the board's September meeting,
Estimating the cost of fully building out the second floor at
Taggart pointed out that the
"If it doesn't get done now, it probably will never get done," Taggart said, adding that the cost is "very reasonable."
Tina Molé, board chair and
"One thing we really lack is storage space in the county," she said, noting that the county currently rents storage space outside the county.
The space could be used by the departments of transportation, social services and the county board of elections, which require the most storage space, according to
"It's a 20% increase at a third of the cost," said
"We'd have to do some revisions to the plans, which, at this point in time, would not really be a big deal," said
The board unanimously passed a resolution in support of federal legislation to repeal the health insurance tax, an annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
The Jobs and Premium Protection Act of 2019, introduced by Rep.
"The health insurance tax is a tax on the public health program, which supports our most vulnerable citizens, and has a serious implication for the state Medicaid program," said
If the tax is not repealed, it is expected to decrease
"Yes, the federal government will lose
Copies of the resolution will be forwarded to Gov.
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