Funding for community health and human services organizations was the name of the game Monday as the Jackson Town Council again pored over the town’s various budgets at a special afternoon meeting.

“If there’s no other message that we send to our community — it’s something that’s very important right now — this needs to be the year of health and human Services,” Councilor Jim Rooks said as councilors wrapped up a lengthy discussion about how they would like to see such organizations funded.

The council heard from Town Manager Larry Pardee and Finance Director Kelly Thompson about the town’s other budgets — including public safety, public works, information technology, planning and community development, among several others — but it was health and human services funding that was discussed at greatest length Monday.

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