BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
JANUARY 14, 2010
President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order on January 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Attendees: Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Noreen Mocsny,
Jean Hicks, Cammie Mitrione, and Mayor Doyle Webster.
The minutes of December 10, 2009 were approved.
Regarding a situation with bats from the last meeting, Mrs. Mocsny distributed information about rabies.
City Wide Blood Drive
Mrs. Mitrione reported that the Springdale Health Department is partnering with Hoxworth Blood Center to conduct a city-wide blood drive in February. She said they are in real need of blood as the bad weather caused high school blood drives to be canceled.
HEALTH COMMISSIONERS REPORT
Hotel Motel Inspection Reports
Mrs. Mitrione stated Howard Johnson had some mold, is dirty and in need of repairs, and Super 8 had bedbug issues.
Mrs. Mocsny asked if the inspectors were protective gear when they go into the hotels/motels.
Mrs. Mitrione responded that it is available for them. She said they routinely use it when they think there is a bedbug issue. They have felt the mold situations are not serious enough to wear protective gear. If there is less than ten square feet of mold, the operation can remediate it itself. If it is more, they have to use a restorative company. She said in a years time they look at 100 percent of the hotel/motel rooms and will follow up with issues. She said if there are bedbugs they have to take the rooms out of commission, and remove the carpet and furniture.
Mrs. Mitrione said they are doing health and safety inspections.
Mrs. Mocsny asked was the clothing washed and dried in the Maple Knoll complaint?
Mrs. Mitrione said the social workers have tried to work with the family who was unable to help the lady themselves. The people at The Meadows had to go in and do the work. Goldie Plant, from The Meadows feels the nieces are bringing the bedbugs in. This is the second time they have had a bedbug issue at this residence and The Meadows has used a professional exterminator.
Mrs. Mitrione said there is new management at The Willows. She said they are hitting the roaches and bedbugs hard.
Mayor Webster said Cincinnati North is in foreclosure. He said the City is putting a task force together and they are trying to get an administrative search order. He said they will go in with full force. Mayor Webster said they will proceed through the State Fire Marshalls office and can take the property if it is deemed bad enough.
Food Sampling Follow Up
Mrs. Mitrione said the food operators get a letter after their food is sampled. She said if there is a problem, a second sample is taken. If that sample is high also, then the sanitarian does a full inspection and they try to figure out whats causing the problem.
Have a Heart Cage Disposal
Mrs. Mitrione stated they had two old cages that Dr. Ketring inspected. He said the old cages were dangerous to animals so they are being disposed of. The Health Department has bought one new cage.
There was discussion about the City paying for indigent burials that had been handled by the County previously. Mayor Webster said the City should expect to see more of this and needs to have a policy in place to determine how much to pay and where to have it done.
Mrs. Mocsny said Pro Seniors is a good place to get information.
SOS Adopt a Family
Mayor Webster said SOS received $1,900 in cash donations and twenty-five families were adopted by citizens and corporations.
Mrs. Hicks said the H1N1 illness is decreasing. She said the Health Department has been and will continue to give the vaccine on Wednesdays by appointment.
There was discussion about the success of getting a large number of Springdale residents vaccinated through the schools and through numerous H1N1 vaccination clinics in an efficient manner. Mrs. Hicks said that she had 100 doses of H1N1 vaccine on hand and can order more if needed.
Cammie Mitrione, RS