BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
Attendees: Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Pam Willis,
Absent: Dr. Kevin Ketring
The minutes of
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
Mrs. Mitrione stated there are two issues on the ballot
regarding smoking in
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
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.
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.
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.