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JANUARY 18, 2010

7:00 PM TO 7:45 PM



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


Members Absent:  Pat McDonnell and Jodie Buehler.


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



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


Gail Arjes requested an amendment to the agenda:  FY10 Local Public Health Service Contract Amendment #2.   Rosemary made motion to approve the agenda with the amendment, seconded by Gaylen Hicok.  Agenda approved. 


Minutes from the December 21, 2009 meeting 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


  1. Election of Officers for calendar year 2010 – Pat McDonnell, Chairperson,          Dr. Lisa Kapler, Vice Chair.  Motion made by Gaylen Hicok, seconded by Rosemary Tobin.  Motion carried.


B:  FY 09/10 Financial Report – Budget on target at this point even with extra             expenses with moving.


C:  FYE June 30, 2009 Medicare and Medicaid Cost Report – Dave McSorley, CPA      completed the cost reports.  The agencies charge for services skilled nursing,    therapies, and Home Care Aides will remain the same.  Gail informed the Board   the amount due to Medicaid is $8,205 and no amount is due to Medicare at this             time.  Intermediary auditors will review submitted information before tentative   settlement is made.






D:  Request to Modify FY10 LPHSC – Warren Dunkel will be Contractor Chair. 

New address and emails submitted for Floyd Co. Public Health/Home Health Care. 


Amendment #2 to the FY10 LPHSC of a 10% across the board reduction in the Home Care Aide and Public Health Nursing allocations.  The contract was amended to:  decrease Home Care Aide allocation by $4623 and decrease Public Health Nursing allocation by $1711. 


Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian Report


  1. YTD Budget – Budget is at 53.46% for the year.  No concerns regarding the budget.


  1. Budget adjustment - Jeff has requested a 6% increase to his budget for an increase in Misty’s and Jeff’s wage.  Motion made by Gaylen Hicok, seconded by Rosemary.  Motion carried for an increase in wage.


  1. IOWWA Conference – Jeff and Misty attended the Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 13th & 14th.  Misty is now a certified septic installer through NEHA.


  1. IWWA Conference – Jeff and Misty will be attending the Iowa Water Well Association Conference in Coralville on January 28th and 29th.   


  1. Radon Action Month – Information throughout Floyd County has been distributed regarding Radon.  Radon kits are available for purchase at Jeff’s office and Public Health.


  1. Septic Complaint Update – Jeff has sent a second notice to the property owner of an illegal septic system near Rudd giving this person until April to replace the system and 30 days to contact Jeff or a complaint will be filed with the Floyd County Magistrate.  Jeff was contacted by an Attorney representing the property owner that within the 30 day time period he will look at Chapter 69 and get back to him.




  1. Septic and well fees update – Effective January 1, 2010, the permit fees for well and septic permits will increase from $175.00 to $200.00.


  1. Nuisance Ordinance – Jeff met with the Board of Supervisors to discuss changes in the Nuisance Ordinance.  One major change will be the process of handling nuisance complaints.  Instead of issuing a 30 day notice and handing the matter over to the County Attorney, Jeff will send a 30 day notice to abate and if not abated, Jeff will issue a citation to the property owner.  If the nuisance is still not abated within 30 days of issuing the citation, unless otherwise ordered by the Magistrate, Jeff will publish a request for bids in the local paper to abate the nuisance with the costs being assessed against the property.  Additionally, Jeff will be speaking with the supervisors as to whether they want to do anything further with the nuisance complaints received against the two properties on the edge of town by Gilbert Street.  One property owner has cleaned up the property, the other has done nothing.  A revised nuisance complaint procedure will be presented to the Board once Jesse has looked at and approved the updated ordinance.  


Old Business:  No old business.


New Business:  Gail gave Board of Health an update on the move from the courthouse to the new building.


Next meeting will be held on March 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Floyd County Public Health/Home Health office located at 1003 Gilbert Street.


Motion to adjourn meeting made by Rosemary Tobin, seconded by Gaylen Hicok.   Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.


Minutes taken by





  Kim Schrage



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