THURSTON COUNTY

BOARD OF HEALTH

Meeting Minutes
October 4, 1999

Members Present

Chairman Judy Wilson
Commissioner Kevin O'Sullivan
Commissioner Diane Oberquell was on annual leave and not in attendance.

Approval of the Agenda

There being no changes, the agenda was approved as submitted.

Approval of the Minutes of September 7, 1999

Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. Chairman Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Audience Reports and Requests

Joseph Hattersley was present and spoke against fluoridation of drinking water.

Correspondence

There was no correspondence.

Interagency Work Order with Washington State Department of Social and Health Services – Work First Program

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.

Site Hazard Assessment and Wellhead Protection Grant Amendment

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.

Director's Report

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.

Health Officer's Report

Kathleen Eussen reported on the following:

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Two potential bat exposures in children.

bulletDiphtheria like illness

Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

ATTEST

THURSTON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH

Clerk of the Board of Health
Date: November 15, 1999 

JUDY WILSON, Chairman
DIANE OBERQUELL, Commissioner (Absent)
KEVIN J. O'SULLIVAN, Commissioner