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JANUARY 9, 2012



Members Present:  Rosemary Tobin, Dr. Jodie Buehler, and Gaylen Hicok


Members Absent:  Dr. Lisa Kapler and Pat McDonnell


Others present:  Gail Arjes, Administrator Floyd County Public Health and

Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian




Meeting called to order at 6:05 pm by Dr. Jodie Buehler. 


Minutes from the December 5, 2011 meeting reviewed.  Motion made by Rosemary Tobin to approve the minutes, seconded by Gaylen Hicok, motion carried.


Agenda reviewed with motion made by Rosemary Tobin to approve the agenda as presented, seconded by Gaylen Hicok, motion carried.


Gail Arjes, Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care Administrator


Dr. Lisa Kapler and Rosemary Tobin terms expired effective 12/31/2011.  Both have accepted to remain on the Board for another 3 year term. 


Discussion was held regarding election of officers.  Gail and Rosemary spoke with

Dr. Lisa Kapler about once again serving as Chairperson, Dr. Kapler agreed to once again serve as Chairperson.  Motion made by Rosemary Tobin, seconded by Gaylen Hicok, motion carried.  Gaylen Hicok made the motion to nominate Rosemary Tobin as Vice Chair, seconded by Dr. Jodie Buehler, motion carried.


Gail reviewed YTD FY12 Budget explaining to Board that agency was still in the transition of switching to EMRs and billing has not gone out as timely. 


FY10/11 Annual Report handed out to Board.  Members will review.







Gail updated the Board on FY13 Budget.  The Board of Supervisors instructed to change the 2.5% pay increase for staff to 0%.  This number may be adjusted when Board of Supervisors review final budgets.  No other changes were suggested by the Board of Supervisors.


Gail informed the Board we are working on our CMS-855A form for revalidation of enrollment for Medicare.  Information was needed from the Board to finalize the paperwork.


Discussion was held regarding IT expenses and that the agencies IT expenses vary widely from month to month and Gail would like to go to a flat rate with Next Generation Technologies.  Quote given to Gail for $800.00 per month to cover IT cost with a few exceptions listed on the quote such as new equipment.  Board was supportive of this IT support.


Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian Report


Jeff reviewed YTD budget with Board stating he is at 50% as of 12-31-11.


Jeff updated the Board on upcoming IOWWA & IWWA conferences he and Misty will be attending.


Jeff discussed and asked the Board to vote on requiring septic contractors to install risers to the surface on all D-boxes.  Motion by Gaylen to approve, seconded by Rosemary.


Jeff updated the Board on upcoming radon seminars that will be held in January and March. Two will be held in Charles City at the library and two will be in Rockford at the Fossil Park.


Old Business: No old business


New Business: No new business












Next meeting will be held on March 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care office located at 1003 Gilbert Street, Charles City, Iowa.


Minutes taken by





Gail Arjes, R.N.






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