BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES

DECEMBER 9, 2004

 

President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order on  December 9, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Attendees:       Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Jane Messer,

Margie Pollitt, Cammie Mitrione, and Mayor Doyle Webster

 

Absent:            Pam Willis, Dr. Webb

 

The minutes of November 11, 2004 were approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Regulation R1-2004

 “A REGULATION OF THE SPRINGDALE BOARD OF HEALTH AMENDING BOARD OF HEALTH REGULATION r1-2003 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”

 

This was the third and final reading of the regulation.  Dr. Ketring made a motion to adopt and Mrs. Jones seconded.  The regulation passed with four affirmative votes.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Springdale Community Connection

Mayor Webster said I have asked Cammie to be the point person for this.  I don’t know that it really falls under the Board of Health but I would like to solicit your opinions and suggestions to help us get this going.  We are trying to establish a board that is aware of various resources that could provide social services for needy people.  We tailored this after Fairfield Connect.  The Board offered the name Springdale Offering Support (SOS). 

 

Mrs. Mitrione had passed out a list of organizations that had been compiled that she would call to see if they were interested in being part of the program.  Other names were submitted such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and some of the other churches in the area.

 

Mayor Webster said the City is trying to get this established.  He said he would like it to be an independently run organization.   He said the calls may come into the Health Department and be directed to appropriate service. 

 

HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT

Action Plan for ODA

Mrs. Mitrione said this is the first time that ODA has done surveys.  Mrs. Mitrione said she thought they did a thorough job.    We were on temporary provisional status but everything has been corrected now.

 

Mrs. Mitrione stated that ODA reviewed the three-hour training classes and considered that an additional fee.  She said ODH does not feel that way and she doesn’t feel that way but ODA does.  She said ODH suggested that we not take checks from restaurants, just from individuals and they also suggested opening it up to a broader area than just Springdale.  Mrs. Mitrione proposed offering the classes for free and add the cost to present the program to the cost methodology which would add about $2 to each license fee each year. 

 

Mayor Webster said he doesn’t want to open it up to those outside of Springdale.

 

Mrs. Mitrione said the State says other than food licensing, we can only charge for plan review, bacterial sampling and education course.  The education courses have to be approved by the State.  

 

Dr. Ketring said we want the employees to take the class.  He said if it is perceived as free, he thinks the managers will send the employees.   The board agreed to try the program for nine months and see how it goes.

 

Children’s Health Game

Mrs. Mitrione said she is considering buying a beanbag board game to use to promote rabies safety with children to use at the Children’s Health Fair and for other promotions.  She said the cost is $600.  Mrs. Mitrione stated raccoon rabies has been a big issue in northeast Ohio.

 

Health Assessment Focus Group

Mrs. Mitrione reported we have the names of eleven people signed up for the focus group.  She said she will probably be e-mailing the board members the first week in January to let them know how many more people we need for the focus group.  She said the surveys are starting to come in.

 

ENSURE Team

Mrs. Mitrione stated that this is something new in public health. She said it will be a regional, environmental team. They will be doing cold zone monitoring.  She said she has been voted the chairperson for the meetings.  One of the basic requirements for this is a forty-hour hazmat training class.  Every year after you take an eight-hour class.  He money to pay for this will come out of the Urban Initiative Grant.

 

NURSE’S REPORT

Flu Vaccine

Ms. Messer reported that Maple Knoll offered her forty doses of vaccine so she now has approximately 60 doses available for eligible people.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Cammie Mitrione, RS

Health Commissioner