The Greenwood City Council meeting has been moved to Thursday of this week due to the election.
On the agenda for its third and final reading is an ordinance adopting an interlocal agreement with the county Crisis Stabilization Unit. The cost of the program to the city and the city’s ability to void the contract are still unknown.
CSUs are short-term clinical facilities that provide assessment and treatment services for offenders with behavioral health conditions, according to a news release from Hutchinson. A primary goal of the state’s investment in CSUs is to reduce the number of people with mental illness and other behavioral health conditions entering jails or other facilities, such as emergency rooms, not designed to effectively address their underlying behavioral health conditions.
CSUs also have the potential to improve outcomes for people with acute behavioral health conditions and reduce overall system costs to both the state and counties, including the strain on county jails. Sebastian County officials previously have said the units would help ease the jail population strain at local facilities.
In other news:
The council will vote on an ordinance to repeal and replace erosion control regulation, first reading.
Vote to confirm John Van Gorder and Tanya Taylor to the Planning Commission.
Vote to confirm John Bailey and Theresa Burtchett to the Water/Wastewater Commission.
Consider a resolution to repair a water leak in the city.