THURSTON COUNTY

BOARD OF HEALTH

Meeting Minutes
November 15, 1999

Members Present

Chairman Judy Wilson
Commissioner Diane Oberquell
Commissioner Kevin O'Sullivan

Approval of the Agenda

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

Approval of the Minutes

Commissioner Oberquell MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF OCTOBER 4, 1999 AS SUBMITTED. Commissioner Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioner O'Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 1, 1999. Commissioner Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Audience Reports and Requests

There were no audience reports or requests.

Correspondence

There was no correspondence.

Amendment No. 4 To the Consolidated Contract with Washington State Department of Health

Commissioner Oberquell MOVED TO APPROVE AND EXECUTE AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO CONTRACT NO. C07728, 1999 CONSOLIDATED CONTRACT BETWEEN THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THURSTON COUNTY PUBLIC

HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHICH DECREASES FUNDS AVAILABLE TO THE COUNTY BY $12,500. Commissioner O'Sullivan SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Authorization To Waive Fees For Water Tests in Flood Affected Areas

Pat Libbey explained that flooding is anticipated during the coming wet season. Some wells will likely be inundated with floodwater. This posses a potential risk of contamination. The Department requested to waive the fees for testing those wells covered by floodwaters. Commissioner Oberquell MOVED THE FEE FOR WATER SAMPLES BE WAIVED FOR WELLS COVERED BY FLOODWATERS DURING THE 1999-2000 WET SEASON. Commissioner O'Sullivan SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Set A Public Hearing to Consider Changes to Article I of the Sanitary Code - Environmental Health Fees

It was requested that a public hearing be set to consider changes to Article I, Thurston County Sanitary Code - Environmental Health Fees. Commissioner Oberquell MOVED TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1999 AT 6:30 P.M. IN ROOM 280. Commissioner O'Sullivan SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Chairman Wilson questioned Art Starry concerning septic system testing.

Health Officer's Report

Dr. Diana Yu reported on discontinuing regular Public Health articles for The Olympian and being approached by KGY Radio for a possible weekly radio broadcast.

Dr. Yu provided an update on Hepatitis B outreach efforts.

Director's Report

Mr. Libbey provided information on a Cascade Pole meeting. The Board responded encouraging staff attendance at the meeting for the purpose of obtaining information and taking notes.

An Executive Session was held to discuss potential litigation.

The Board reconvened at 2:55 with no decision made at that point.

Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

ATTEST

THURSTON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH

Clerk of the Board of Health
Date: December 6, 1999 

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