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JANUARY 26, 2009


7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Members Present:  Gaylen Hicok, Rosemary Tobin, Dr. Lisa Kapler


Other Present:  Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian, Gail Arjes, Director of Public Health, and Kim Schrage.


Members Absent:  Dr. Bruce Dietrich and Pat McDonnell



Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by Dr. Lisa Kapler.


Agenda approved – Motion to approve agenda by Gaylen Hicok, seconded by Rosemary Tobin.  Motion carried.


Minutes from December 15, 2008 reviewed and approved by the Board.  Motion made by Gaylen Hicok, seconded by Rosemary Tobin.  Motion carried.


Gail Arjes, Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Administrator                                                                    

A.  Election of Officers for 2009 – Nomination of Pat McDonnell for Chairperson made by Gaylen Hicok, seconded by Dr. Lisa Kapler.  Motion carried.  Nomination of Dr. Lisa Kapler for Vice Chair made by Gaylen Hicok, seconded by Rosemary Tobin.  Motion carried. 


B.  YTD FY08/09 Budget – Budget on target at 42.51% expenses, 50.33% income. 


C.  FY09/10 Budget – Board of Supervisors reviewed budget and approved.


D.  1st Quarter Chart Audits – Audits looking good, audits are done in house by peers, it is budgeted in  FY09/10 to be completed by an outside source.


E.  FY09 Contract Performance Measure – Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care will receive $1000.00 from LPHSC.  The performance measure was presented by   




Gail and will be submitted to Jaci Miller, RCHC.  Rosemary Tobin made motion to approve the performance measure, seconded by Gaylen Hicok.  Motion carried.


F.  LPHSC FY09 HCA Allocation reduction – The Home Care Aide funding will be reduced from $52,003 to $50,960 (HCA reduction $1,043). 


LPHSC FY09 Contract – Received notice from the State of Iowa for an additional 1% withholding from the state contract.  Emails were sent out to Board of Health members regarding a vote as to where the 1% will be withheld from (PHN or HCA).  Members responding were Pat McDonnell, Gaylen Hicok, and Dr. Lisa Kapler with all three voting to withhold the money from PHN allocation. 


Floyd County Sanitarian Report – Jeff Sherman


A.  YTD 08/09 - Budget at 54%, running on target.   FY09/10 budget was presented to Board of Supervisors with approval except wage increase for Jeff. 


B.  Nuisance complaint – Jeff sent certified letter to Gary Hummel.  Letter was received but no response from him.  The house has been boarded up with no one living in this house.  Jeff will check on again this spring.


C.  IOWWA Conference Report – Jeff reported to Board of Health this conference was very beneficial; he also took the course on Septic Contractor Certification. 

  1. Time of Transfer Inspection Program will take effect July 1, 2009.  Certification will be every 2 years ending on even years. 
  2. Contractor’s Certification – Had two contractors go through the certification at the conference.
  3. Plumber’s license – This could affect the septic contractors.
  4. Chapter 69 update – Septic Code reviewed – Only change on Jeff’s part will be sizing tanks.
  5. Septic Pumpers – inspections have not started yet waiting for training from DNR.


  1. Radon Tests – Jeff reported 57 kits have been sold between his office and Public Health/Home Health Care. 








Old Business:  Gail shared a letter from Cerro Gordo County Public Health thanking Floyd County for signing the Memorandum of Understanding in regards to a disaster event. 


Public Health Conference will be held in Ames on April 7-8, 2009.  Recommended Board to attend if able, very informative meeting.


New Business:  Gail informed Board of Health full-time employee, Sharon Bonwell, HCA will be retiring on February 28th.   Gail will be interviewing staff interested in her position.  Three staff members are currently interested in this position.


Next meeting will be held March 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Floyd County Courthouse.


Motion to adjourn by Gaylen Hicok,  seconded by Rosemary Tobin.


Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Minutes taken by:




Kim Schrage


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