We haven’t harangued the brass at Elgin St. Thomas Public Health in some time, but that
doesn’t mean they have eluded the City Scope radar.
There is a sense the contentious issue of a new home for the organization is about to surface in the not-too-distant future.
When we last left the health unit in the twilight of the previous board of directors, there was a deep rift between the city council reps — staunchly in favour of locating to new digs — and the county contingent — firmly looking to preserve the status quo with the organization remaining in the county-owned building at 99 Edward St.
This week, the health unit and the county agreed to a one-year extension of the existing lease that will see the organization stay put until the end of 2013.