BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES

March 9, 2006

 

 

President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order onMarch 9, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Attendees:†††† Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Pam Willis,

Jane Messer,Cammie Mitrione, Dr. Barry Webb and Mayor

Doyle Webster

 

Absent:†††††††††† Marge Pollitt

 

The minutes ofFebruary 9, 2006 were approved.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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.

 

LifeSphere Board

Mrs. Mitrione said she has submitted her application for the board.Mayor Webster said it is good for us to work closely with them.

 

NEW BUSINESS

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 Hamilton County 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 Hamilton County.She said there is one at Princeton High School and one in Forest Park.Mrs. 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.Hamilton County 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 Hamilton County 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 Hamilton Countyís 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.

 

HEALTH COMMISSIONERíS REPORT

 

Mrs. Mitrione said the speaker program at the Community Center will target the elderly this year and the programs will be in the afternoon.

 

Mrs. Mitrione reported the mammogram will be available again this year in January and July.

 

NURSEíS REPORT

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 4 to 6 p.m.

 

Ms. Messer announced that the bird flu is expected to hit the United States in the next six to twelve months.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Cammie Mitrione, RS

Health Commissioner

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