September 9, 2010

President Doyle Webster called the Board of Health to order on September 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Attendees:    Rita Hart, Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Noreen Mocsny,
Jean Hicks, Jim Squires, Cammie Mitrione, and Mayor Doyle Webster

The minutes of May 13, 2010, 2010 were approved.

School Environmental Safety Regulation
Dr. Ketring asked what Sharonville is using for school inspections and Mrs. Mitrione replied she would check with them and get back to the board.

FSO/RFE/Vending Licensing Fees for 2011
Mrs. Mitrione reported that she had finished the cost methodology for Springdale’s food licensing fees and the fees are actually going down. She said the part-time inspector had fewer hours in 2009 and there were no food sampling hours for 2009. She said the cost methodology is mandated by the State.

The board asked that she re-evaluate the cost methodology and see if the fees couldn’t be brought up somewhat.

Take Back Drugs
Mrs. Mitrione stated that in conjunction with the Police Department, a “Take Back Your Drugs” event will be held at the Springdale Police Department on September 25, 2010. People can just “drive in” and drop off expired and unused drugs to be disposed of in a proper manner.

State Subsidy
Mrs. Mitrione said the Health Department had received in the past a state subsidy of $3,031.68. She said this past year it was $1,849.76 due to state budget issues and she is not sure what it will be next year.

Nuisance Animal Complaints
Mrs. Mitrione stated the Health Department had received two complaints about raccoons in the area. Mrs. Mitrione said she had put together a brochure about several nuisance animals in the area and things to do to help prevent them from staying on a resident’s property. Mrs. Mitrione reported that seven residents had borrowed an animal trap to trap the animals in their yards themselves.

It was suggested that wording be added to the brochure stating small children as well as pets should not be left unattended in the yard if coyotes had been sighted.

Food Sampling
Mrs. Mitrione said the food sampling program has helped point out problems that stores are having. She said a high bacterial count usually has to do with improper cleaning of equipment.

She said there had been a problem at Costco’s and they had disputed the findings. It turned out there were hard plastic nozzles on the equipment. The nozzles were hard to get off and when the sanitarian was able to pop them off, she found mold and chipped plastic edges.

Mrs. Mitrione continued it was identified that Freshen’s Yogurt doesn’t have cold water in their taps and they were thawing food in warm water which was causing a problem. Frisch’s was able to identify that employees were not cleaning equipment properly. And KFC had had issues with cole slaw years ago. It was identified that the employees were not cleaning equipment properly.

School Inspections
Mrs. Mitrione said Calvary Christian has consistently had air quality issues. She said they are breathing a lot of CO2 and need constant air flow. She said they also need mulch but cannot use the kind the City has to offer.

Mrs. Mitrione continued that Heritage Hill and Springdale Elementary have had roofing issues. She said there is a soil erosion issue at a walkway at Heritage Hill School.

Dr. Ketring asked that the Health Department follow up with the schools on their health and safety issues.

Mrs. Mitrione replied that follow up inspections would be conducted to ensure progress/compliance.

Mrs. Mitrione stated that ten people visited the mammogram van. She said the Health Department schedules their visits every six months. Dr. Jackson, Director, Ohio Department of Health sent a thank you letter to the Health Department. There was a picture of Mrs. Mitrione with a Six Star Honor Award winner in the Tri County Press.

ServSafe Classes
Mrs. Mitrione said ten people have signed up for the September 20 and 21, 2010 class. She said over thirty participants from Chic Fil A, First Watch, Angilo’s, Riley’s, Max’s House and Ponderosa attended Level 1 Food Safety Training.

Summer Events
Mrs. Mitrione stated the Health Department inspected or participated in the following programs: Healthy Women, Healthy Lives; SOUL Winning Community Outreach, Princeton School Health Fair, Springdale Safety Day, Community Garage Sale, softball tournament and Health Care Connection video.

Flu Clinic
Mrs. Hicks said Springdale is charging $20 for Springdale residents and $30 for non-resident adults who get the flu vaccine. Children will be given the vaccine for free. She said Maxim Health Care will be here to provide vaccine for those over 65. Other health departments are charging $20 for adults and $10 for children. Kroger’s, CVS and Walgreen’s are charging around $25 per person. Mrs. Hicks said Springdale’s expense for vaccine is $2760.

After discussion about employees receiving vaccine Dr. Ketring made a motion that Springdale provide flu vaccine free of charge to Springdale employees and their family members. Mrs. Hart seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Mrs. Mocsney passed out a handout and spoke briefly about the National Institutes of Health.

Respectfully submitted,

Cammie Mitrione, RS
Health Commissioner