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DECEMBER 21, 2009

7:00 PM TO 8:15 PM



Members present:  Gaylen Hicok, Rosemary Tobin, Pat McDonnell, Dr. Lisa Kapler and Dr. Jodie Buehler.


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



Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by Pat McDonnell.


No guests present.


Additions to the agenda regarding Jaci Miller, Regional Community Health Consultant.  Jaci was unable to attend meeting due to conflicts.  Motion to approve the amended agenda made by Dr. Lisa Kapler, seconded by Dr. Jodie Buehler.  Motion carried.


Minutes from the November 9, 2009 reviewed and approved as read.  Motion made by Gaylen Hicok, seconded by Rosemary Tobin.  Motion carried.


Gail Arjes, Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Administrator


A:  Update on new building – Gail informed Board of Health that Field Brothers Moving will be moving Public Health on January 7th, 2010.  Public Health will retain their same phone numbers and fax number.  New signs will be placed on the building.  Janitorial services will be provided by Dave and John.  Snow removal will be done by Matt DeBoest.  Carpet is currently being installed and Next Generation Technologies is also working on the wiring for computer hardware.


B:  FY10/11 Budget – Proposed budget presented.  No increase in wages at this time.  Gail informed Board payment for covered Medicaid services shall be reduced by 2.5 percent from the rates in effect November 30, 2009.  This reduction applies to services rendered during the period from December 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  This reduction will affect both the Medicaid Program and HCBS Waiver Programs.   Gail informed Board of an increase in the budget due to added expenses of moving to a


different building.  Gail informed Board of additional request for electronic charting through CareFax.   Motion to approve the proposed budget to be presented to the Board of Supervisor’s made by Dr. Lisa Kapler, seconded by Rosemary Tobin.  Motion carried


C:  Board of Health member Gaylen Hicok accepted another term on the County Board of Health.   Board of Supervisor’s reappointed Galen Hicok and Pat McDonnell for

3 year terms until 12/31/2012 at their December 8th meeting. 


Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian Report


A:  FY10/11 Budget – Jeff presented his proposed budget to the Board of Health.  Small increases made in some budget areas and a 3% increase in both Jeff and Misty’s wages. Jeff updated the Board regarding his training he received in Alabama.  Jeff also informed Board it is proposed that Bridget Moe, Misty and Jeff move into the Public Health office when they move out.   Proposed budget approved by the Board of Health to be presented to the Board of Supervisors.  Dr. Lisa Kapler made motion, seconded by Rosemary Tobin.  Motion carried.


Old Business:  No old business


New Business:  No new business


Next meeting will be held on January 18, 2010 at the new Public Health office at 7:00 P.M.


Motion to adjourn meeting by Pat McDonald and seconded by Gaylen Hicok.


Meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM. 


Minutes taken by:




Kim Schrage  


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