BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES
Attendees: Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Pam Willis,
The minutes of
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - none
Wood Fired Boilers
Mayor Webster stated after the Council meeting last evening the Law Director looked at the Board of Health minutes from January and thought it would be better if the Board of Health passed a resolution declaring wood fired boilers a health hazard before Council votes at the next Council meeting.
Mrs. Mitrione read Resolution R1-2007: A RESOLUTION OF THE SPRINGDALE BOARD OF HEALTH FINDING THAT OUTDOOR WOOD FIRED BOILERS ARE HAZARDOUS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH”
Dr. Ketring made a motion to adopt and Mrs. Jones seconded. The resolution passed with five affirmative votes.
Mrs. Mitrione said a cost analysis on the pools had not been completed since 1997. A pool cost analysis was performed this year and suggested an increase of $44 on the first pool/spa and $22 for the second and subsequent pools/spas. The board thought that was reasonable and Regulation R1-2007 increasing the pool fees to $284 for the first pool/spa and $142 for the second and subsequent pools and spas had a first reading.
HEALTH COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Mrs. Mitrione said if you look at the expenditure detail you
will see that the 2006 actual budget was higher than the estimated budget. She said that was mostly because of a payout
Mrs. Mitrione stated the format for the annual report is the same as the last year. She pointed out that the Health Department employees had spent a lot of time on emergency preparedness training last year. That number is much higher since 9/11. Mrs. Mitrione said the revenue from the food services is down because the fees have been down the past couple of years. She said she also included the blood drives the Health Department has been sponsoring and Springdale Offering Support in the annual report this year.
Mrs. Mitrione said she talked again with Critt R Catch R. She said they negotiated a fee of $80 for evaluation and set up of traps between and and $50 each for animal removed. The fees for nighttime removal would be double with three occurrences free. Mrs. Mitrione said the $80 fee is only $5 more than John Ware is charging and the $50 removal fee is the same. She said we don’t have that many occurrences of having to send a trapper in the evening or overnight.
Mayor Webster said he advocates changing companies.
Mrs. Mitrione said there is no contract. She said Critt R Catch R has provided us liability insurance information and their Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) nuisance wild animal trapping permit information.
Dr. Ketring asked that Mrs. Mitrione get information in writing on their trapping procedures and to be sure they use have-a-heart traps. He also said she should discuss with them how they communicate with the public since that has been an issue in the past.
Mrs. Harlow asked if they are licensed. Mrs. Mitrione replied yes, they have ODNR nuisance animal trapping permits and have liability insurance.
Once Mrs. Mitrione gets the above information, the Health Department will start using Critt R Catch R for nuisance animal trapping.
Smoke Free Workplace
Mrs. Mitrione said there is a summary of comments on the smoking rules in the packets. She said they will be receiving funding from ODH to assist with the enforcement of the law.
Mrs. Hart asked Mrs. Mitrione to find out how much of the fine stays at the local level.
Cats at Perkins
Mrs. Mitrione reported that in January the
Human Papaloma Vaccine
Mrs. Hicks stated that the Health Department has received a shipment of vaccine for the Human Papaloma Virus. She said it is to be given to girls 11-18 years old covered under VFC.
Mrs. Hicks gave another report on how she assists people on her home visits, including checking the oil in the oil tank and helping one woman get more oil ordered.
Mrs. Hicks said she gets reports from HealthBridge
and if there is a reported disease in
Children’s Health Fair
Mrs. Hicks stated they gotten a good response from the schools invited to the health fair. She said they expect to have 20-25 vendors.