BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order on
Attendees: Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Pam Willis,
Absent: Jane Messer
The minutes of
Mrs. Mitrione stated that Dr. Webb attended the AOHC Conference and they had a special meeting for medical directors.
Dr. Webb said it is more of a task force for bioterrorism
but it could be used for something like the Avian Flu. What are
Dr. Webb said they had not received their flu vaccine yet. He said they were supposed to get it towards the end of October. He said they do not limit who can get it unless they are asked to ration it.
Regulation R1-2005 “A REGULATION OF THE SPRINGDALE BOARD OF HEALTH AMENDING BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATION R1-2004 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 read Regulation R1-2005 for the first time. There will be two more readings. The Board said she should send a letter to the stores explaining that there is a decrease this year but to expect an increase in 2007.
Mayor Webster said I asked to have this on the agenda. I don’t recall us ever having an election for President Pro Tem. I think we should have an election the first of the year. The by-laws say pay compensation is $80 a month. The board suggested changing that to read $80 per month for months in which meetings are scheduled.
Mayor Webster asked should we talk about the bird flu?
Mrs. Mitrione responded that the State of Ohio Department of Health has come up with a pandemic flu emergency operation plan. She said they are working on anti-viral treatments.
HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
SWIPERS (Security Wireless Inventory and Pharmaceutical Emergency Response System)
Mrs. Mitrione reported that Barbara and Jane attended the
SWIPERS training session today. The
equipment is $12,000 that we got for nothing from
Food Sample Program
Mrs. Mitrione said we are tracking the samples on a database. Mary Conn is gathering the samples. Sixteen of 72 samples have had to be re-sampled. If a sample is high in coliform or standard plate count the store gets a letter explaining that the count was high and an explanation of why that might be. They are sampled again and if they are high again, the sanitarian talks to them about it. She said we are developing a handout sheet that reiterates what the letter told them. Mrs. Mitrione said six of the 17 ice cream samples had to be re-sampled.
Mrs. Mitrione reported that we passed the Ohio Department of Health food service survey. She said a state sanitarian comes in every three years. She said the sanitarian reviews the files and will randomly pick some files and they go inspect those stores together.
Mrs. Mitrione passed out menus for Pappadeaux’s and Crazy Buffet that are due to open very soon.
Chinese Mandarin ServSafe Class
Mrs. Mitrione said there are fourteen people signed up for
the ServSafe class in Mandarin Chinese. She said four of the operators are from
Mrs. Mitrione said there has been one confirmed case of Cryptosporidium. There were two older siblings but they were not symptomatic. She said there was another family who probably had it but did not submit stool samples.
Flu Shot Clinics
Mrs. Mitrione stated that we are going to try to set the dates for next year’s clinics pretty soon so that we can have the residents who come in address postcards to themselves so that we can send out reminders next year. She said we are also trying to set up the phone line so that people can receive a message about flu shots when they call in, then be referred to a live voice if they want to talk to someone.