BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES

OCTOBER 12, 2006

 

President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order on  October 12, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Attendees:     Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Pam Willis,

Jean Hicks, Margie Harlow, Cammie Mitrione, Dr. Barry Webb and Mayor

Doyle Webster

 

Absent:           Dr. Kevin Ketring

 

The minutes of  September 14, 2006 were approved.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

REGULATION R2-2006  “A REGULATION OF THE SPRINGDALE BOARD OF HEALTH AMENDING BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATION R1-2005 WHICH ESTABLISHED FEES FOR FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS, RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, VENDING MACHINE LOCATIONS, AND TEMPORARY FOOD OPERATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF SPRINGDALE; AND ESTABLISHED FEES FOR FOOD SERVICE OPERATION AND RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT PLAN REVIEWS”

 

Mrs. Mitrione gave the second reading of the regulation.  The final reading is next month.

 

HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT

Smoke Free Ohio

Mrs. Mitrione stated there are two issues on the ballot regarding smoking in Ohio.  Issue 4 is “Smoke Less” limiting places that smoking is allowed.  Issue 5, “Smoke Free” pushes to eliminate smoking in all public places.   If Issue 4 passes it will supersede local legislation, even legislation already passed to restrict smoking.

 

Regional Exercise Update

Mrs. Mitrione said there will be an exercise on October 18 covering pandemic influenza.  It will involve getting messages to the public, possibly closing schools, limiting social gatherings.  She said the police, fire and community center departments will be involved.  Mrs. Mitrione said there will be a controller who passes out scenarios and an evaluator to evaluate the exercise.  She said we have a Springdale pandemic influenza plan modeled after the Hamilton County plan.   Mrs. Mitrione stated this exercise will involve the whole southwest region.  Nine City employees are involved locally and three from the exercise committee.


 

Maple Knoll Community Services Board

Mrs. Mitrione reported that Ray Kingsbury, director of the board, resigned and Harold Burkholder retired.  She said the Bingo game that had been moved to Greenhills has been losing revenue and they were going to give it up.

 

SOS

Mrs. Hart asked about SOS (Springdale Offering Support).  Mrs. Mitrione replied she had talked to Rob Trienen and they have done good work on the Niehaus property.  She said a few people have donated money for that project.

 

NURSE’S REPORT

Flu Shot Clinics

Mrs. Hicks reported that 430 people have signed up so far.  She said we expect to get 50 percent of the vaccine from ODH and all of the vaccine from Besse so we should have enough to cover those people signed up on November 3rd.  There is no simple solution for local health departments to order the vaccine.  The vaccine is paid for partly through federal and state grant money.  Mrs. Hicks stated she will have six nurses plus the Health Department employees to help with the clinic.  She said if there is no vaccine available for November 3rd, we will move those people to November 9th.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Cammie Mitrione, RS

Health Commissioner