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Board of Health

Minutes

Sherry L. Behnke:  6:30-7:40 p.m.                                 
Thomas E. Dornbrook:  Excused    

Kayla Ericksen:  6:30-7:40 p.m.                                     
Louise Gudex:  6:30-7:40 p.m.

Dr. Heather Schmidt:  Excused                                      
Marian Sheridan:  6:30-7:40 p.m.

Dennis N. Stenz:  6:30-7:40 p.m.

 

Also present were Kim Mueller, Gloria Smedema, Danielle Vollendorf and Keefe Urban.

 

1. Call meeting to order.

Vice Chair Marian Sheridan called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

2. Approve minutes of the December 6, 2016, meeting.

Motion (Gudex/Ericksen) to approve the minutes. Motion carried, 3-0-1, with Vice Chair Sheridan abstaining.

 

Chair Sherry L. Behnke arrived.

 

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.

Motion (Gudex/Ericksen) to receive the October, November and December reports and place on file. Motion carried, 5-0.

 

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

Kim Mueller discussed the fourth quarter reports. She gave an update on the active TB case and reported that there was a multijurisdictional foodborne outbreak in which Dodge County took the lead. She also reported that seasonal influenza cases are on the rise in Fond du Lac County. Motion (Stenz/Sheridan) to receive the reports and place on file. Motion carried, 5-0.

 

6. Discussion of 2017 fees for the Department of Public Health and the Department of Agriculture Inspection Program.

Discussion was held on 2017 fees for the Department of Public Health and the Department of Agriculture Inspection Program. Ms. Mueller reported that the Health Department would like to increase annual renewals by 1 percent and mirror pre-inspection fees to those of the state. Members of the board present were in support of these proposals, though Mr. Stenz was not in favor of the pre-inspection increases. Letters of notification will be sent to establishments and a resolution will be drafted for the April Board of Health meeting.

 

7. Wolf Lake update.

Gloria Smedema gave an update on Wolf Lake. Overall, 2016 was a good year. Testing was done once a week in three different areas of the lake. An intern from the Code Enforcement Office performed the testing and will do so again in 2017. The Health Department may consider changes to the collection method.

 

8. Resolution authorizing the proper county officials to accept $2,500 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 2017 Health Department budget to reflect the acceptance of this grant.

Motion (Sheridan/Stenz) to approve the resolution. Motion carried, 5-0.

 

9. Resolution to secure state funding to support communicable disease control for public health.

Motion (Schmidt/Ericksen) to approve the resolution. Motion carried, 5-0.

10. Future agenda items and meeting date.

The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on April 4. Adverse childhood experiences will be a future agenda item.

 

11. Adjournment.

Motion (Ericksen/Stenz) to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m. Motion carried, 5-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Keefe Urban

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