The Winona County Board of Commissioners have asked for staff to return with a change of scope before considering a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health.
The Comprehensive Landuse Plan Citizen's Committee voted 9 to 2 to recommend the county board turn down a $30,000 state grant to conduct the health assessment.
Commissioner Wayne Valentine had concerns about ruling against the new committee's very first recommendation.
Commissioner Steve Jacob made a motion for the matter to come back to the board with more details about cost and possible savings.
County Environmental Services Director Jill Johnson told the board she will have discussions with the Minnesota Department of Health about narrowing the scope of the HIA.