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Meeting Minutes
1/13/2014

BOARD OF HEALTH/ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES

JANUARY 13th, 2014

 

Members Present: Rosemary Tobin, Dave Tice, and Jodie Buehler

 

Members Absent: Pat McDonnell and Lisa Kapler

 

Others Present: Gail Arjes, Administrator Floyd County Public Health, Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian, Roy Schwickerath, Floyd County Board of Supervisors, and Erin Barkema, Iowa Department of Public Health

 

 

Meeting called to order at 6:05 by Rosemary Tobin.

 

Minutes from the November 4th, 2013 meeting reviewed. Motion made by Dave Tice to approve the minutes, seconded by Jodie Buehler, motion carried.

 

Agenda reviewed. Motion made by Dave Tice to approve the agenda, seconded by Jodie Buehler, motion carried.

 

Gail Arjes, Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care

 

Election of officers was tabled due to Board members being absent, will be placed on the March agenda.

 

YTD budget reviewed no concerns noted.

 

FY 14/15 budget presented to the Board.  Informed the Board this is the exact budget that was presented to the Board of Supervisors on January 6th.  No wage increases were presented in this budget.  Total Expenditures for the proposed budget is $999,651 and revenues for the proposed budget are $701,650.  The difference between FY 13/14 budget and 14/15 budget is $54,955.  With approximately $30,000 of that being employees insurance increase due to more employees on the county’s health insurance plan.  Gail would also like the Board to consider approving a 3% wage increase for all health department employees.  Motion made by Dave Tice to approve the presented budget along with a 3% wage increase for employees, seconded by Jodie Buehler, motion carried.

 

 

Performance Measure agenda item tabled due to more clarification needed from IDPH.

 

Update given on Third Party Billing grant, informed the Board that progress is slowly being made. A lot of unanticipated paperwork has been involved with this grant.  We are currently waiting to be credentialed with several different payers.

 

Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian

 

Year to date budget is at 40.24% for the year.

 

FY 14/15 budget presented to the Board.  Jeff informed the Board this is the exact budget that was presented to the Board of Supervisors on January 6th.  No wage increases were presented in this budget. Total expenditures for the proposed budget are $87,903. This is a decrease of $4,324.00 from last year. Jeff would also like the Board to consider approving a 3% wage increase for him. Motion made by Dave Tice to approve the presented budget along with a 3% wage increase for Jeff, second by Jodie Buehler.

 

Jeff informed the Board that Cerro Gordo County was having a meeting on their Dog Bite Ordinance with Police, Sheriff, and hospital and that he would be involved in it. The meeting is on January 15th at 11:00 if anyone from the Board could make it.    

 

Old Business: None

 

New Business: Informed the Board that we would be sending out a draft copy of the County’s new handbook for them to review.  Areas that may be of interest to the Board will be highlighted.  If they have any questions or concerns to send an email to Gail or Jeff.

 

Next meeting will be held on March 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care office located at 1003 Gilbert Street, Charles City, Iowa. 

 

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  Gail Arjes, R.N.

 

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