APRIL 14, 2011

Mayor Webster called the Board of Health to order on April 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Attendees:    Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring ,Noreen Mocsny, Jean Hicks, Mayor Webster and Cammie Mitrione and Dr. Webb
The minutes of March 10, 2011 were approved unanimously.

Cincinnati Health Department Lab
Mrs. Mitrione reported the Cincinnati Health Department Laboratory officially closed April 1, 2011. They have outsourced their sampling to MedLab. She said she could check on the cost of having samples done at other labs. If a food sample is related to a foodborne illness, it can be sent to Columbus for evaluation. Mrs. Mitrione said she will do an impact study on the cost of food and water sampling.

Regulation 1-2011 “Establishing 2011 Public Pool/Spa License Fee
Mrs. Mitrione read Regulation 1-2011. After some discussion the board voted 4-1 to accept the new pool licensing fees. Dr. Ketring made a motion that the fees be reviewed each year and possibly adjusted on a yearly basis to avoid a large jump in fees at one time.

6 Star Honor Awards
Mrs. Mitrione stated seven places will receive the 6 Star Honor Award. They are Beecher Place at Maple Knoll Village, Chick Fil-A, Jimmy John’s, Manor House Restaurant, Ponderosa Steakhouse, Red Squirrel and Windows on the Green. Mrs. Mitrione said Hamilton County has started a similar program

Phony Health Inspectors
Mrs. Mitrione said she had a phone call from the operator at Wok Express who said a man came into the restaurant asking for information about employees, including cell phone numbers. She said she also received an e-mail from the State Health Department that people claiming to be health inspectors are calling food service operations and attempting to collect personal information from the operators. She said warning information will be passed on to the local food service operations.

Mrs. Mitrione reported that Jade Buffet is having their grand re-opening April 18, 2011.

Flu Season
Mrs. Hicks stated she is planning to have a large flu clinic and is comparing two agencies who can come in and help. She said she is limited to having the clinic on Tuesday if she uses students from Xavier University. Mrs. Hicks said the vaccine from the State costs 50 cents a dose and the private supply is $10.50 per dose plus the cost for supplies. She stated employees and their families will be able to obtain flu vaccinations under preventative care through our health care plan and suggested charging $5 per child for the vaccine.

Mayor Webster said he would like to see the children get the vaccine for free.

Mrs. Hicks said she plans to continue to offer Vaccines for Children to un/under-insured children and will charge a $5 administration fee if approved by board. She said Hamilton County charges $15/child; Norwood, $7 for the first vaccine and $2 for additional vaccines; and Sharonville charges nothing but gives them by appointment only.

Mrs. Hart said Springdale Health Department is carrying the brunt of the load for Princeton Schools. The board will decide next month whether to charge or not.

Diabetes Self Management Workshop
Mrs. Hicks reported she plans to continue to offer the workshop free of charge. She said after the first class, two participants paid to join the Community Center after attending the program. She will announce the next class in the May newsletter.

Children’s Health Fair
The Children’s Health Fair will be held May 5th at the Community Center. Five to six hundred children and adults will attend the fair and there will be twenty plus learning centers.

Educational Minute
Mrs. Mocsny spoke about the Shingles vaccine and provided handouts to the board members.

Respectfully submitted,

Cammie Mitrione, RS
Health Commissioner