BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES

March 10, 2005

 

President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order onMarch 10, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Attendees:†††† Rita Hart, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Jane Messer, Margie Pollitt, Cammie Mitrione, Dr. Barry Webb and Mayor Doyle Webster

 

Absent:†††††††††† Lynn Jones, Pam Willis

 

The minutes ofFebruary 10, 2005 were held until the next meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

NIMS IS700 Training

Mrs. Mitrione stated the NIMS IS700 system has been developed for emergenciesí disaster management.It has been adopted by the State and they are offering this training to the local jurisdictions.Springdale needs to train three people.Mrs. Mitrione said she and Ella have completed the training and Jane is scheduled to complete it.She said for each person trained they get $100 back.She said the NIMS IS700 is one of the basic requirements to be a participant in ENSURE, of which she is the chairman.

 

OAC Changes

Mrs. Mitrione reported there will be changes to the OAC (Ohio Administrative Code) as it relates to reportable communicable diseases.They are going to add SARS and tularemia to Class A1 and West Nile Virus in Class 2.

 

Dr. Ketring asked who will be in charge in case of a disaster?

 

Mrs. Mitrione replied if it is chemical, Fire and Hazmat would be in charge.If itís biological, Public Health would be in charge.††She said it would be a unified command and we would be working with ODH.

 

Mayor Webster said from what he hears the Southwest Region is far ahead of the rest of the country in emergency preparedness.

 

HEALTH COMMISSIONERíS REPORT

 

SOS Update

Mrs. Mitrione said Reverend Norm Pasley and Julie Matheny got the mission statement for the SOS group defined.She said the process has started for applying for the 5013C non-profit status.Mrs. Mitrione said they need to elect officers for the group.She said she has started on a brochure for the group.One of the group members suggested a first project of helping some brothers, one autistic and the other with health problems, fix up the inside of their house.The group agreed it would be a good project.

 

Ms. Pollitt said the pastor of her church, First Baptist, would be interested in being in the group.

 

Ms. Pollitt said she would just like to comment that the annual report is the nicest one she has seen.

 

Food Sampling Program

Mrs. Mitrione said the food sampling program has started.She said Mary Conn is the new employee.Mrs. Mitrione said there are about 70 stores/restaurants on the list.

 

Mr. Kellner asked if soft serve ice cream would be included.Mayor Webster stated that they would include the ice cream in the sampling program.

 

Food Safety Training

Mrs. Mitrione stated that 11 people took the Spanish food safety training course.They were from La Michoacana, Red Squirrel and Luluís.

 

Mrs. Mitrione reported that they trained fifteen people from First Watch.She said some high level managers were watching the class.Mrs. Mitrione said they are going to add an exit survey to the class.

 

Health Assessment

Mrs. Mitrione stated that the health assessment has been competed.She said there will be a presentation at the next board meeting.

 

New Food Places

Mrs. Mitrione said Kadatís and Dippin Dots have opened.She said Walgreenís is remodeling.The Wal-Mart snack bar is going to close and Subway will be coming in.

 

Rabies Game

Mrs. Mitrione stated she should be receiving the rabies game that she will use at the Childrenís Health Fair very soon and will bring it in and show the board.

 

NURSEíS REPORT

Childrenís Health Fair

Ms. Messer said the Childrenís Health Fair will be held April 13th at the Sharonville Convention Center.She said this is the last year they can have it at the Convention Center.It was suggested that the health departments move the fair to Springdale.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Cammie Mitrione, RS

Health Commissioner

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