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The Shelbyville Rotary Club held their weekly meeting at the Shelbyville Hospital meeting room last night.


Presenting as a guest at the meeting was Steve Melega, director of the Shelby County Public Health Department who gave an update on the department’s business and duties.


Melega stated that the SCPHD is currently operating with 13 full-time employees which is less than the typical 15 but the department has included 1 person that serves each year during the school year only.


The SCPHD was approved by the Shelby County voters through a resolution 68 years ago and began operations in 1948.


The department services several different functions for the county. Melega explained that he is operating the Property Tax Extension Law Limit tax caps and consequently receiving the same annual budget for the county.


For more information, call the Shelbyville County Public Health Department at 217-774-9555.

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