‘Wait and see’: ELVPHD provides an update to Madison County

MADISON, Neb. -- Madison County was provided an update by ELVPHD Director Gina Uhing on the American Rescue Plan Act funds and how they could be used for the department.

Uhing had met with the Madison County Commissioners earlier this month requesting funds to aid the building after Nebraska's COVID-19 reimbursement funding ended.

During that meeting, Uhing had discussed Madison County using those funds to purchase their Norfolk offices. The offices in Norfolk are part of a satellite building and share their offices with two other businesses. While the owner of the building has said he was open to selling the building, it is currently not clear if American Rescue Plan Act funds can be used to purchase the office space.

"We are trying to get an appraisal on this building and we are in the waiting line for the approval," Uhing said. Due to the unclear nature of how funds can be used, and the wait for an appraisal Uhing said she will not be returning to the Madison County Commissioners until an answer had been given for both questions.

"I guess I'm still kind of at the place where I'm wanting to just wait and see what we get and then I can come back."