BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES

DECEMBER 14, 2006

 

 

President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order on  December 14, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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

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

Doyle Webster

 

The minutes of  November 9, 2006 were approved.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                     -           none

 

NEW BUSINESS

PHI PanFlu Grant

Mrs. Mitrione reported that Springdale would receive another $18,000 in grant money to be used by August 2007.  She said Norwood, Sharonville and Springdale would pool some money to hire somebody to help with planning.  She said this grant money is less restrictive on spending for equipment.  Mrs. Mitrione stated she would probably purchase a tablet PC for the sanitarians and a laptop computer with printer for the nurse. 

 

HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT

Smoking Ban

Mrs. Mitrione said the smoking ban went into effect December 7, 2006.  She said the Health Department sent out the statue and signage to the Chamber of Commerce and food services by e-mail and fax.  The Health Department has received inquiries but not any complaints so far. 

 

FSO/RFE Inspections

Mrs. Mitrione said enclosed in the packet is an FSO/RFE inspection schedule.  She said the class 4 food services receive four inspections a year and the others get two.  The inspection period runs March to March.  She said critical control point violations such as improper sanitizing and hand washing can cause foodborne illness.  The standard  inspections look at the floors, walls, etc.

 

Food Samples

Mrs. Mitrione said food samples are taken of cold, ready-to-eat foods and checked for coliform and standard plate counts.  She said First Watch has a problem with getting dishes clean and the dishwasher water is not high enough temperature at Ponderosa.  She said buttermilk based products cause high counts.  Mrs. Mitrione said the sanitarians help the FSO/RFEs figure out their problems.


 

Springdale Blood Drive

Mrs. Mitrione stated the City-wide blood drive was this week and ends on Friday.

 

Nuisances

Mrs. Mitrione reported that she talked to The Willows’ property manager on ways to handle the bedbug problem.  She said a new pest control company went through the entire complex and evaluated each unit.  Mrs. Mitrione said she told the management to spray paint or tear up furniture placed in the dumpster to prevent it from being reused in another apartment to prevent the spread of bedbugs.    She said the company should be more aggressive in treating issues.

 

Dr. Ketring asked if extermination will kill the bedbugs and Mrs. Mitrione replied, yes, if done consistently.

 

NURSE’S REPORT

Flu Immunization

Mrs. Hicks reported that they gave 749 flu shots including approximately 100 given to employees and their family members and 30 to residents in their homes.  She said the clinics ran well.  Mrs. Hicks stated that SWIPERS was used at the second clinic.

 

Health Bridge

Mrs. Hicks said Health Bridge is a pilot program being used to transmit information about communicable diseases instead of using paper.  She has been learning to use the program.

 

Children’s Health Fair

Mrs. Hicks reported the children’s health fair will be held in Springdale on April 12, 2007.  She said there will be about 25 booths with hands on, health related topics.  She said they get good feedback on the fair from the teachers and parents who attend.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Cammie Mitrione, RS

Health Commissioner