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Board of Health

Minutes

Sherry L. Behnke:  5:36-6:53 p.m.                                 
Thomas E. Dornbrook:  5:36-6:53 p.m.

Kayla Ericksen:  5:36-6:53 p.m.                                      
Louise Gudex:  5:36-6:53 p.m.

Dr. Heather Schmidt:  Excused                                       
Marian Sheridan:  5:36-6:53 p.m.

Dennis N. Stenz:  5:36-6:53 p.m.

 

Also present were Allen Buechel, Kim Mueller, Spike Clarenbach and Sandy Bernier. See citizen attendance form.

 

1. Call meeting to order.

Chair Behnke called the meeting to order at 5:36 p.m.

 

2. Approve minutes of the October 3, 2017, meeting.

Motion (Sheridan/Ericksen) to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

 

3. Members of the public who wish to address the committee on specific agenda items must register their requests at this time, with such comments subject to the reasonable control of the committee chair, as set forth in “Robert’s Rules of Order.”

There was no public comment.

 

4. Monthly reports from Code Enforcement.

Code Enforcement Officer Spike Clarenbach presented the September and October reports. Motion (Stenz/ Dornbrook) to receive the reports and place on file. Motion carried.

 

5. Third quarter reports and updates from the Health Department.

Health Officer Kim Mueller discussed the reports and department updates. There was discussion about eliminating the foot clinic, a service now being provided by private agencies. Prenatal Care Coordination trends are down. New staff has been hired and trained to respond to communicable disease. There was discussion on latent tuberculosis reporting, as well as collaboration for a rabies protocol. Motion (Sheridan/Ericksen) to receive the reports and place on file. Motion carried.

 

6. Communicable disease update.

An update on the Tobacco Control Program was provided by Sandy Bernier. The average number of lives lost annually to smoking in Fond du Lac County is 125, and the current cigarette smoking rate in Fond du Lac County is 15 percent. There are 45 new members of the FACT youth group. According to Ms. Bernier, public housing will need to go smoke-free in the future, and the Health Department is piloting a new program, Fax to Quit, with the Save a Smile program.

 

7. Resolution authorizing the proper county officials to enter into an agreement with the Fond du Lac County Housing Authority for the provision of nursing services at Heather Meadows Apartments from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018.

Motion (Dornbrook/Sheridan) to approve the resolution. Motion carried, with Ms. Gudex abstaining.

 

8. Resolution authorizing the proper county officials to enter into an agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Fond du Lac for the provision of nursing services at Rosalind Apartments and Westnor Apartments from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018.

Motion (Stenz/Ericksen) to approve the resolution. Motion carried, with Ms. Gudex abstaining.

 

9. Resolution authorizing a contract agreement for the Transient Noncommunity Program with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Motion (Stenz/Ericksen) to approve the resolution. Motion carried.

 

10. Resolution authorizing the acceptance of a $485,166 Division of Public Health Consolidated Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for the Fond du Lac County Health Department.

Motion (Dornbrook/Sheridan) to approve the resolution. Motion carried.

 

11. Resolution authorizing the acceptance of a $116,631 Tobacco Control and Prevention Grant for the period January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018, in the Health Department, which will act as fiscal agent for the continuation of a multi-jurisdictional tobacco coalition.

Motion (Ericksen/Gudex) to approve the resolution. Motion carried.

 

12. Resolution authorizing the proper county officials to accept $3,000 in local health department Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards initiative grant funds from the Association of Food and Drug Officials and to amend the 2018 Health Department budget to reflect the acceptance of this grant.

Motion (Sheridan/Ericksen) to approve the resolution. Motion carried.

 

13. Board of Health reappointments.

All members are interested in being reappointed to the board.

 

14. Meeting dates for 2018.

Meetings will be held on Feb. 6, April 3, June 5, Aug. 7, Oct. 2 and Dec. 4.

 

15. Future agenda items.

 

16. Adjournment.

Motion (Stenz/Dornbrook) to adjourn the meeting at 6:53 p.m. Motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Marian Sheridan

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