BARDANE, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Health Department is waiting for more state funding before it performs basic services that currently are not provided, officials said Wednesday.
Jefferson County Health Department Administrator John Cooper said the state will provide an additional $50,000 sometime after July 1 as part of a $4.3 million legislative package to health departments across the state to help them provide more services.
He said some basic services are not provided because of a lack of staff.
The health department would like to do more inspections of mobile home parks, said Randall C. DeHaven, sanitarian supervisor.
The department does some inspections at the trailer parks, but not as many as required, DeHaven said. About nine working days are spent inspecting the parks, but about 20 days are needed, he said.
The health department also is not inspecting motels, public sewage systems, public restrooms or checking for pest eradication.