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May 8, 2014

Supervisors approve agreements with Tenco

Knoxville — At a brief special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Marion County Board of Supervisors voted to approve two documents regarding management of the Marion County Care Facility. 

Tenco Industries of Ottumwa will take over management of the Care Facility soon. The current leaseholder of the County-owned facility, Community Care, Inc., is facing financial difficulties and is expected to be absorbed into a third company. 

"I know CCI wants out of (the Care Facility) as quickly as possible," Board Chairman Craig Agan said. 

To help ensure a smooth transition from CCI to Tenco, the supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding. This agreement, valid for up to four months, provides for the reimbursement of up to $20,000 by the County, to Tenco, during the transition so that Tenco will not suffer a loss. The Memorandum becomes effective June 1. 

The County's long-term goal is to save money. When the supervisors originally voted to hire a company to manage the facility, it was intended to provide the opportunity for County-responsible residents to have their costs covered by Medicaid. Medicaid will continue to cover these expenses under Tenco. 

When the lease takes effect July 1, Tenco will pay the County $2,500 a month rent. As tenant, Tenco will pay for repairs estimated to be below $500. Anything more costly will be brought before the Board of Supervisors for consideration. 

Tenco is required to carry insurance and there is an indemnity that protects the County in the event of any accidents. The County will be allowed access to the building for inspection with 24 hours' notice. 

Marion County will have no control over Tenco employees. 

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