Chairman Judy Wilson
Commissioner Kevin O'Sullivan
Commissioner Diane Oberquell was on annual leave and not in attendance.
There being no changes, the agenda was approved as submitted.
MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. Chairman Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.
Joseph Hattersley was present and spoke against fluoridation of drinking water.
There was no correspondence.
Kathleen Eussen explained that the purpose of this program is to provide in-home nursing evaluations of children with special medical, developmental or behavioral problems to assist DSHS to determine a participant’s level of ability to take part in Work First activities. Kevin O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE AND EXECUTE THE INTERAGENCY WORK ORDER BETWEEN THURSTON COUNTY AND THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES FOR PROVISION OF ASSESSMENT SERVICES TO WORKFIRST SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN LIVING IN THURSTON COUNTY. Chairman Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.
Ms. Eussen introduced Diana Rice, acting MCH Supervisor.
Art Starry explained that the Department of Ecology is offering this grant for the purpose of providing additional funds to cover the high sampling and analysis costs associated with the 1998 investigation of Pacific Powder; incentives that encourage residents to participate in the home heating oil tank inventory; project management and clerical support; and drug lab investigations, sampling and staffing. Chairman Wilson asked a question concerning assisting a citizen with contaminated oil. Gerald Tousley was present and will look into what possible assistance is available to help this individual. Mr. Tousley provided an overview of the Health Department’s involvement in drug lab investigations. When discussion was complete, Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE AND AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO EXECUTE THE AMENDMENT TO THE SITE HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND WELLHEAD PROTECTION GRANT NUMBER G9800274. Chairman Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.
Chairman Wilson asked if Health Department staff was involved in the relocation of the artesian well in down town Olympia, and about the potential health hazard and request made to the Board of Health to intervene. Staff will ask Phil Brinker to provide information to the Board on this issue.
Art Starry provided an update on the Beagles onsite sewage systems.
Kathleen Eussen reported on the following:
Two potential bat exposures in children.
|Diphtheria like illness|
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
THURSTON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH
Clerk of the Board of Health
JUDY WILSON, Chairman