March 12, 2009

President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order on March 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Attendees:    Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Pam Willis, Jean Hicks, Jim Squires, Cammie Mitrione, Dr. Barry Webb and Mayor Doyle Webster

The minutes of January 8, 2009 were approved.

Cincinnati North
Mrs. Mitrione stated the Health Department held an administrative hearing with Cincinnati North concerning their swimming pool. The swimming pool had been closed due to an inoperable air circulation/furnace unit. Condensation was building up everywhere making the deck slippery and metal rust. Water quality was also an ongoing issue. The kitchen had no hot water so the kitchen was also closed. She said they could have bought and sold pre-packaged food. Mrs. Mitrione continued that the utility bill had not been paid so now the hotel is totally closed.

Hamilton County Environmental Services Air Quality Report
Mrs. Mitrione read from the report that John Morrell had several complaints about odor and Innotech had complaints about particulates. Innotech has fixed the problem with their particulates landing on cars.

ODH Pool Survey
Mrs. Mitrione said ODH conducted a survey of Springdale pools. She said the department is in the process of updating files. She said if pool owners replace equipment, that has to be approved by the State. Those who haven’t gotten proper approval will be asked to do so this pool season. A State inspector conducted a training session in the field that was attended by inspectors from Springdale, Norwood, Sharonville and Butler County.

Critt R Catch R Presentation
Mrs. Mitrione said Tom Tyrell of Critt R Catch R attended the “Springdale’s Gone Wild” program at the Community Center. He gave a thirty minute presentation about dealing with wild nuisance animals.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic
Mrs. Mitrione said with Dr. Ketring’s leadership there will be a rabies vaccination clinic held on Saturday, September 26 or Saturday, October 3 at the Police Department. Dr. Ketring said they could also include chip implementation as part of the program but will most likely need to charge a $5 fee.

ServSafe Training Classes
Mrs. Mitrione reported ServSafe classes will now be held in March and September to avoid the January snows.

Mrs. Mitrione stated a Healthy Women/Healthy Lives program will be held at The Vineyard Church on Saturday, June 13, 2009. She said it is grant funded and targets women with low incomes and/or no insurance.

The Health Department will participate in a Willows Community Resources event this summer.

Dunkin Donuts is closed due to foreclosure.

A new food service is planned for the old Java Jo’s building.

A mobile permit has been applied for through La Ranchito Taqueria.

The food sampling program will start up at the end of the month.

Influenza Vaccination Program
Mrs. Hicks reported that she talked with Passport Health and they are not willing to bill anyone for flu shots. She said the City can purchase vaccine for $11.72/dose and she plans to purchase 400 doses. Mrs. Hicks said she expects to receive 100 doses from the State and Maxim is willing to participate again covering those with Medicare part B, Aetna, Suma, Humana Choice Care and possibly a few other insurances.

Mrs. Hicks surveyed other communities about their fees and suggested Springdale charge $20 to cover the cost of the vaccine program.

After much discussion and a withdrawn motion that would include charging $5 for children, Mrs. Hart made a motion that the City charge adults $20 and children 18 and under would be vaccinated for free. Dr. Ketring seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Mrs. Hicks stated the clinic would probably be held towards the end of October.

Vaccines for Children and TB tests
The board did not want to charge for children’s vaccines and agreed not to charge for TB tests.

NEXT MEETING – April 9, 2009.

Respectfully submitted,

Cammie Mitrione, RS