Kenosha Human Development staff explore office hours at Wheatland Town Hall in 2018

Representatives of Kenosha Human Development Services are looking to establish a Western Kenosha County satellite location and it appears they found it in Wheatland.

Kari Foss and Jeannine Field of KHDS addressed the Wheatland Town Board Monday with the idea and the board was receptive.

Foss pointed out the agency’s office is on Eighth Avenue in Kenosha, just blocks from Lake Michigan. Sometimes Western Kenosha County residents that could use the agency’s crisis and other services find that location difficult to get to. Even the Kenosha County Center, at Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol, is difficult for some residents from the farthest western reaches of the county to get to, so the agency was looking for a farther west location.

Town Chairman Bill Glembocki said he had previously has talked to Foss about the possibility of using the town hall for regular KHDS office hours a couple of times a month. Monday was the first time the rest of the board heard the proposal.

Field said up to three KHDS staffers could be at town hall on the designated day. They would be individuals who could talk to all of the agency’s services, which include substance abuse services, children’s health and foster care services and mental health programs.

Town Board members were open to the idea.

“I think it would be a good idea to do it and help out the community,” Glembocki said.

After some discussion of specific times and days that would work, Supervisor Andrew Lois moved to offer the KHDS use of part of the town hall on the second and fourth Wednesdays with hours and other details to be worked out between KHDS and town Clerk Sheila Siegler.

The arrangement will not take effect until 2018.


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