Former De Pere Health Department Director Mary Dorn administers a flu vaccine in this 2010 file photo.
The city is once again considering joining forces with Brown County and disbanding its health department.
De Pere is the only municipality in Brown County with an independent health department and, according to an analysis of such a move, the city would save almost $83,000 annually.
It's not the first time De Pere has considered eliminating its health department. In 2005, the city decided to keep it, but the idea has legs again because of several vacancies in the department. ...