November 11, 2010

President Pro Tempore called the Board of Health to order on November 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

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

The minutes of October 14, 2010 were approved unanimously.

Board of Health Regulation R2-2010
Dr. Ketring made a motion to read by title only and Mrs. Jones seconded. The motion passed with five affirmative votes.

Mrs. Mitrione read Regulation R2-2010 establishing FSO/RFE/Vending licensing fees for 2011 by title only. It was the second reading.

Final PHER IV Funding
Mrs. Mitrione reported we received the final PHER IV funding check for $20,000. There will be some additional PHER funding available as some health departments were unable to spend all of their allotted PHER dollars and so they were sent back to the state. The state is pushing the dollars back out to the locals if they have the ability to spend on pandemic flu related activities. The Springdale Health Department will request 10-15K dollars of this additional PHER funding.

2011-15 Five Year Budget
Mrs. Mitrione explained the five-year budget. She said the health insurance funding had been taken out of a special insurance fund and now has been put into the departments’ budget process. She said the department directors were asked to make a five percent cut in their budgets excluding the insurance fund and she did that. Mrs. Mitrione stated she will use grant funds to help in the personnel service line item. She said indigent burial fees went up from $400 to $1000 due to an increase in the price of the service by the provider.

In response to questions from board members Mrs. Mitrione stated the “Other Contractual” line item was for the HDIS service contract which will be charged to a grant fund this year as it is used to assist with tracking time spent on grant related activities. Hospitalization had its own fund in the past but has now been charged to each department.

Dr. Ketring asked about revenues and Mrs. Mitrione responded that the Health Department is charging for flu shots this year and may break even on that. She said ServSafe brings in about $3,000 a year.

Food Sampling Report
Mrs. Mitrione reported that at Panera the sandwich units were not holding temperatures and this likely accounted for high sample counts. She said the compressor was going bad and Panera has repaired it. She said other stores with high counts were Carnival Island, Dairy Queen, Freshen’s, Frisch’s, Sam’s, UDF and Wendy’s.

School Inspections
Mrs. Mitrione stated there were a few issues found at the schools such as no hot water in the hand sinks at Heritage Hill and no emergency guidelines posted at Springdale Elementary.

Mrs. Mocsny made a comment about mold in the refrigerator and asked if they have a posted cleaning schedule on the refrigerator and thermometer in the refrigerator. Mrs. Mitrione said she would check on that.

Hotel/Motel Inspections
Super 8: Mrs. Mitrione said there is a detailed room by room report of the Super 8 inspection. She said the sanitarians took the headboard off in every room. If bedbugs were seen orders to treat were given. Where there was evidence of bugs in the past, they were told to clean up the area.

Extended Stay: Mrs. Mitrione said there were no bugs noted. She said last year they had a lot of long term tenants and the place was dirty and odorous. Board members questioned why Board of Health orders were given. Mrs. Mitrione will check that out.

Food Operations
Mrs. Mitrione stated Hickory Farms is in the mall through the holidays and Penn Station is remodeling. She also announced that Carmela’s Pizza is opening in the old Ci Ci’s Pizza; Rib City is going into Famous Dave’s; Smoq into the old Karlo’s, Fate of the Dragon into Don Pablo’s and Anojitos Latinos in the old Latino Peruviano.

Mammogram Van
Mrs. Mitrione announced the mammogram van will be back to the Community Center on January 27, 2011 from 8 -11:30 am.

Flu Vaccine
Mrs. Hicks reported the Health Department has given 239 vaccines and Maxim Health Care gave 134 for a total of 373. The Health Department paid $2760 for vaccine and has collected $1450. She said there are 217 doses of influenza vaccine left. Mrs. Hicks stated the fee for adult vaccines is $20 but we give it free to those who can’t afford to pay. Also, we help those covered by Medicare find a place where they can receive the vaccine without any out of pocket expense.

Obesity and Nutrition School Program
Mrs. Hicks announced she has been asked to be on the Obesity and Nutrition School Health Advisory Council.

Lego Group
Mrs. Hicks is meeting weekly as a professional consultant for an after school Lego League of third, fourth, and fifth grade students at Springdale Elementary School who are working on a Diabetes Awareness project along with their Lego Robot project.

TB Tests
Mrs. Hicks said we offer TB tests free to Springdale residents and $15 for non-residents. She said Hamilton County does follow up with chest x-rays and consultations if necessary.

Mrs. Mocsny passed out fliers and spoke briefly about hospital pathogens. She said Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus is hospital acquired and CDIF is from antibiotic overuse.

Respectfully submitted,

Cammie Mitrione, RS
Health Commissioner