BOARD OF HEALTH/ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Members Present: Barb Quam, Pat McDonnell, Gaylen Hicok, and Dr. Lisa Kapler
Others Present: Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian, Lori Cajthaml, Advisory Board Member, Gail Arjes, Director of Public Health and Kim Schrage
Members Absent: Dr. Bruce Dietrich
Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by Pat McDonnell.
Agenda approved – Motion to approve agenda by Barb Quam, seconded by Dr. Lisa Kapler. Motion carried.
Minutes from July 7th meeting reviewed and approved by Board. Motion made by Gaylen Hicok, seconded by Bard Quam. Motion carried.
Gail Arjes, Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Administrator
A: Gail reviewed budget expenses, income and tax asking for July and August.
B: Part-time to full-time policy review – Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care will implement a “Change of Employment Status” Policy. Current employee must submit an application to the Administrator to be considered for full or part-time position when openings are available. Interview will be done by the Administrator and decision will be based on the best qualified applicant. Administrator will make final decision. Dr. Lisa Kapler suggested policy state status change within the department. Motion for approval of policy made by Dr. Kapler with the suggested change and review by Gloria Carr, County Auditor, seconded by Gaylen Hicok.
C: Staff Changes – Gail informed Board of Health of staff changes with Kathie Baldwin, R.N. resigning effective 8-24-08 and Jan Maage, Home Care Aide resigning effective
7-25-08. Gail then informed the Board that Stacy Engelhart, R.N. will start 9-8-08 and Amanda Engels, Home Care Aide will start 9-17-08. Public Health still has an opening for a part-time R.N., but will not advertise at this time, present staff is able to handle the workload at this time.
D: Annual Report – Annual report was presented to Board of Health Members.
E: Chart Audits – Charts reviewed for April, May and June of 2008. Ten charts were reviewed, with improvement shown. Gail Arjes mentioned having the audits done by a private individual. Gail will gather more information on this matter.
F: Marketing ideas – Gail informed Board of Health she has been looking into advertising with KCHA. Gail presented the Board with 3 package deals from KCHA. Pat McDonnell suggested Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian go in with Public Health on advertising, using this marketing on all Public Health sides. Motion made by Pat McDonnell for Gail to proceed looking into advertising with the approval of the Board of Supervisors, seconded by Barb Quam.
Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian
A: YTD Budget – Jeff updated Board regarding his budget. Jeff has used 12.33% as of 8-31-08. Jeff informed Board he will probably have to do a Budget Amendment towards the end of the year.
B: Water sampling – Jeff continues to have several water samplings weekly. He stated the average is around 15 per week since the flood.
C: Nuisance Complaints – Jeff informed the Board of a complaint received on a rental property, tenants have moved out and have not heard anymore on that complaint. Jeff also gave progress report on a complaint filed in January. Jeff informed Board that this property has improved greatly and is continuing to show improvement. Jeff will continue to monitor. Jeff also received complaint on another property in which he received 3 complaint letters from neighbors. Jeff will send letter to owner regarding the Violation of Nuisance Ordinance. Jeff will continue to monitor. Motion made by Gaylen Hicok to send letter, seconded by Barb Quam.
D: Part Time Help – Misty Norton has been hired for 20 hours a week to work in
Jeff Sherman’s department. Misty’s hours will be 8:00 – 1:00 Monday thru Thursday.
Old Business: No old business to discuss
New Business: Dr. Lisa Kapler and Barb Quam’s term expires in December 2008. A Board of Health Meeting will be held on December 15th for Budget Review.
Next meeting will be held on Monday, November 10th at 7:00 pm in the Assembly Room of the Floyd County Courthouse.
Motion to adjourn made by Gaylen Hicok, seconded by Barb Quam, motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.