Even worse, this move saves Sharonville taxpayers approximately $250,000. Instead of paying around $278,000 per year to run their own Health Department, they are paying Hamilton County $28,000 for almost exactly the same services. That is what we tax hikers call a bad deal.
Perhaps the most appalling part of this decision is their diss against the fine City of Springdale, one of the few left that has their own Health Department. Mayor Hardman ruled out merging Sharonville's Health Department with Springdale's and said:
“At best, we would see a $67,000 savings per year,” the mayor said. “Springdale has some flaws and I would have concerns about getting into bed with them.”
That is an outrageous statement. We would be delighted to jump into bed with Royal Doyle Webster.
We stand with the citizens of Sharonville who oppose this decision and are fighting to overturn it. Specifically, we encourage all Sharonville citizens to sign the referendum to reverse this horrible plan. Why spend just $28,000 when you can spend $278,000 for the same thing?