President Doyle Webster
called the Board of Health to order on† March 9, 2006 at
Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Pam Willis,
Dr. Barry Webb and Mayor
The minutes of† February 9, 2006 were approved.
Director of Nursing
Mrs. Mitrione reported that she and Mr. Parham interviewed
four people for the Director of Nursing position and Mr. Kellner sat in on two
of the interviews.†† She said they chose
Jean Hicks and she will begin working for Springdale
starting April 1.† Mrs. Mitrione said
Mrs. Hicks is going to take two days of vacation in March to come in and work
with Ms. Messer before she retires.
Mrs. Mitrione said she has submitted her application for the
board.† Mayor Webster said it is good for
us to work closely with them.
CRI (Cities Readiness Initiative)
Mrs. Mitrione stated the CRI program started in 2004.†† She said we were included in the 2005
Metropolitan Statistical area.† She said
we are contemplating a plan to prophylax the Springdale
area, possibly including the business population.† It would give us more control of the
situation.† She said HamiltonCounty received $190,000 for
planning the whole region and we got $450 of that.† She said we have to decide where the site
will be.† The goal is to try to prophylax the entire population in forty-eight hours.†† Mrs. Mitrione said we have to allow twelve
hours to receive the prophylaxis so we will need to prophylax
300 people an hour.† She said we will
need a database of 60 to 100 volunteers.
Dr. Ketring asked how many locations there are.† Mrs. Mitrione replied sixteen; eight in Cincinnati
and eight throughout HamiltonCounty.† She said there is
one at PrincetonHigh
School and one in Forest
Mitrione stated by having PODs (Point of Dispensing) at
other locations, it would take some pressure off the main PODs.†
NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Mrs. Mitrione said the EPA implemented rules about storm
water.† HamiltonCounty is doing their
own planning on this and we could have been part of it.† However, with their plan the businesses, and
possibly residents, would be taxed to finance the plan.† Springdale
went in with Forest Park and hired
a consultant who came up with a plan. †Springdale
will have to establish some ordinances governing rules and regulation regarding
illicit discharges and illicit connections to municipal separate storm sewers.
If someone puts something into the storm sewer that they are not supposed to
and donít clean it up, the City has the ability to do the clean up and charge
them for the cost. ††The process also has
to have an appeals board.† †If a business wants to appeal, they have ten
days after the violation notice to appeal.†
That appeal would be made to the Board of Health.
Mayor Webster said Springdale
developed water retention regulations thirty years ago.† The developer is responsible for holding
water for a certain period of time to avoid overflows.† Mayor Webster stated everyone in HamiltonCounty except Forest
Park and Springdale
are gong to be levied a tax for storm water.†
Springdale and Forest
Park decided to work together rather than join with HamiltonCountyís plan.
Mrs. Mitrione stated if we get a call about something in a
creek we can take a sample and have it tested for oil, soaps and coliforms, unless we know it is coming from a certain
business, then we can check for specific chemicals.† We will run the three test,
take a picture and try to run it back to its source.†
Mayor Webster said there are actually very few times that we
can actually find the source of the problem.
Mrs. Mitrione said the speaker program at the Community
Center will target the elderly this year and the programs will be in the
Mrs. Mitrione reported the mammogram will be available again
this year in January and July.
This is the last board meeting for Jane
Messer.† She will be
retiring March 31, 2006 and
an open house will be held on March 30th from to
Ms. Messer announced that the bird flu is expected to hit
the United States
in the next six to twelve months.