Antrim Co. Commission on Aging cutting back services
The Antrim County Commission on Aging will have to cut some services because of a budget shortfall of $67,000.
Officials say the deficit was caused by last year's heavy snowfall and declining property values. More money was spend on clearing sidewalks and driveways than what was budgeted.
The cuts will most likely affect people who don't qualify for Medicaid.
Personal, homemaker and respite care won't be offered until more money is added to the budget. Approximately 130 households will be affected.
"The Antrim County Commission on Aging is stepping back a little bit because of their financial situation but they're not closing their doors by any means," said Bob Schlueter, Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan Executive Director. "They will be back I'm sure, strong, if not stronger".
To meet the shortfall, the commission hopes to get an advance of 2014 funds by the first of the new year.