BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
DECEMBER 8, 2011

Attendees:    Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring ,Noreen Mocsny, Rita Hart, Jean Hicks, Mayor Webster, Cammie Mitrione and Dr. Webb
   
The minutes of November 10, 2011 were approved unanimously.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Regulation R2-2011
A REGULATION OF THE SPRINGDALE BOARD OF HEALTH AMENDING BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATION R2-2010 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 R2-2011 by title only.

Dr. Ketring made a motion to adopt and Mrs. Hart seconded. Regulation R2-2011 passed with five affirmative votes.

NEW BUSINESS
Restricted Species Proposed Framework
Mrs. Mitrione said the Director of Health and Governor proposed a framework for restricting ownership of certain species. The majority of the authority to regulate would be with Ohio Department of Natural Resources along with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. It was felt that the State waited too long to establish a ban. They have put it off until 2014 to allow owners to find homes for their pets.

Dr. Ketring stated it is for the animal’s protection as well as the public’s.

A motion was made for the Health Commissioner to contact the State for clarification of the species names (more common terms).

HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Hotel/Motel Report
Mrs. Mitrione reported that La Quinta had a good inspection report. She said the Atrium is filling in the swimming pool/spa to make a conference center.

Smoke-Free Work Place
Mrs. Mitrione said there was a complaint of people smoking outside or in the walkway at Pictoria. The Boulevard complaint is still open. They have had four citations.

HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Baldwin Grove Complaint
Mrs. Hicks said the resident there said she still smells an odor. Mrs. Hicks said she was able to get the Glade fresheners and scented candles put away and a fan turned on. She took the Building Department inspector to the apartment and found an area where water could have gotten in. He had the vent turned around.

NURSE’S REPORT
Influenza update – Mrs. Hicks said there was a flu symptom alert sent out from the Xenia, Oh area – these were not confirmed flu cases but an increase in flu like symptoms last week.
New flu virus news - CDC has confirmed three cases of a new flu virus (an influenza A strain known as S-OtrH3N2), that originated in swine but spread from human to human. This is not a concern at this time because the virus has not had a sustained spread from person to person. There have been 18 cases of this virus in the US in 2 years and the cases have been widely scattered. The CDC has already produced a "candidate vaccine virus" that could be used against this new strain, and has given it to vaccine makers in case a vaccine is needed in the future.

Total flu vaccinations given by Springdale Health Department = 208
Maple Knoll Home Health to Medicare aged              = 127
Grand total            = 335

Expense for flu vaccination:
Private Purchase of 100 doses = $1009.01
ODH for Adults unable to pay = 30.00
Total $1039.01

Amount collected from adults paying for flu vaccinations = $660.00 as of 11/30/11.
Free flu immunizations have been given to employees (42) and employees’ household members (51). We have 70+ doses left. Future plans are to continue to offer free flu vaccination to children and to employees and employee household members and to charge $10.00 for flu vaccine administration to adults.

Dr. Ketring asked if the Board had made the decision to charge $10. Mrs. Hicks said it was presented to the Board but there was not a long discussion. She said it follows what we’ve done in the past. When people stopped coming in they decreased the price.

Mrs. Mitrione said they didn’t think they would pay $20 at The Colony and Willows.

Mrs. Hicks reported she gave 26 flu vaccinations at Flu clinic at the Colony on November 23 and gave 21 flu vaccinations at the Willows Apartments on Nov 22, 2011.

Diabetes Disease Management Healthy U Workshop
Mrs. Hicks stated the Diabetes Disease Management program will be offered in February/ March 2012. So far, only two persons have called to sign up. The date and time to be determined by availability of interested persons and space at Community Center. It was advertised in the Springdale Newsletter.

In answer to question from Cammie about a weight loss program, Mrs. Hicks answered that weight loss is covered in the 6 week program as part of the management of diabetes but is not the only focus topic. It could be used as an advertisement to entice people to come, though, since this program certainly includes it.


Communicable disease follow up – no outbreaks this month.

Educational Moment
Mrs. Mocsny gave a report about HIV and what can be done. She said it is vital that people be tested and then receive the medical care they need if positive.

Respectfully submitted,



Cammie Mitrione, RS
Health Commissioner