THURSTON COUNTY

BOARD OF HEALTH

Meeting Minutes
December 20, 1999

Members Present

Commissioner Diane Oberquell
Commissioner Kevin O'Sullivan
Chairman Judy Wilson was not in attendance.

Approval of the Agenda

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

Approval of the Minutes of December 6, 1999

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

Audience Reports and Requests

There were no audience reports or requests.

Correspondence

Pat Libbey introduced a letter from Stephen Langer, with Henderson Inlet Watershed Council, concerning designating Henderson Inlet as an Area of Special Concern. Mr. Libbey indicated that this issue will be the topic of a forthcoming Board Briefing session. The Board suggested Mr. Langer be notified of the briefing session and invited to attend. Commissioner O’Sullivan expressed concern with the reference in the letter to the Thurston Conservation District. Discussion followed.

Year 2000 Environmental Health Fee Schedule (Article I, Appendix A)

Art Starry provided background information on preparation of the year 2000 fee schedule. It was explained that two fee schedules were prepared, one which includes fees for Areas of Special concern, should such areas be adopted by the Board in the future, and one that does not. In addition, both fee schedules eliminate the annual renewal of license fees for sewage system designers. The Department of Licensing will assume responsibility for designer licensing on July 1, 2000 and the Board agreed, at a previous briefing, to eliminate the County’s renewal fee.

After discussion, the Board concluded it was appropriate to take action consistent with other development related fees, recognizing fees will be modified in accordance with actions taken years earlier (Board of Health Resolution H-1-89), without further action necessary at this time.

Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE RESOLUTION H-3-99, WHICH AMENDS ARTICLE I, APPENDIX A. Commissioner Oberquell SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE RESOLUTION H-4-99, WHICH AMENDS ARTICLE I, APPENDIX A, TO ESTABLISH FEES FOR AREAS OF SPECIAL CONCERN, TO TAKE EFFECT 12/30/99. Commissioner Oberquell SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Consolidated Contract Amendment No. 5

Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE AMENDMENT NO. 5 TO THE 1999 CONSOLIDATED CONTRACT #CO7728 WITH WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AUGHROIZE THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE THE AMENDMENT. Commissioner Oberquell SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Contract For Septic System Education Pilot Project – Phase Ii

Art Starry explained that a contract is being offered from the City of Olympia to carry out phase II of the septic system education pilot project. The goal of the project is to create an effective, ongoing education program relating to septic systems, that the City of Olympia will implement. There was discussion regarding how this differs from current educational efforts. Rachel Donnette identified what new educational information will be developed. When discussion was complete, Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO SIGN THE SEPTIC SYSTEM EDUCATION CONTRACT AND FUTURE AMENDMENTS WITH THE CITY OF OLYMPIA. Commissioner Oberquell SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED. It was emphasized that any amendments with substantial changes must be brought back to the Board.

Director's Report

Pat Libbey reported that the recent Salmon Creek meeting was well attended.

Mr. Libbey announced that the Governor did include in his budget the amount of the 1999 Motor Vehicles Excise Tax revenue. It is not known, at this time, how the funds will be distributed or if it will be ongoing.

Health Officer's Report

There was no Health Officer’s Report.

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 (absent)
DIANE OBERQUELL, Commissioner
KEVIN J. O'SULLIVAN, Commissioner

If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Patti Swanson, Clerk of the Board of Health using e-mail or calling (360) 786-5581.