THURSTON COUNTY

BOARD OF HEALTH

Meeting Minutes
February 7, 2000

Members Present

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Chairman Diane Oberquell

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Commissioner Kevin O'Sullivan

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Commissioner Judy Wilson

Approval of the Agenda

It was asked that the Health Officer’s Report be moved to earlier on the Agenda. There being no other changes, the agenda was approved as amended.

Approval of the Minutes of January 18, 2000

Commissioner Wilson MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. Commissioner Oberquell SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Correspondence

There was no correspondence.

Appointments/Resignations to the Family Planning Advisory Committee

Pat Libbey explained that members of the Family Planning Advisory Committee have recommended appointment or reappointment of several members to the Committee. There are also four resignations. When discussion was complete, Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO ACCEPT THE RESIGNATIONS OF JENNIFER ALLEN, KATHY O’CONNOR M.D., CAROLYN JOHNSON AND YVONNE MC DONALD. Commissioner Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED. Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPOINT TO THE FAMILY PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE MICHAEL LYMAN M.D., CYNTHIA WALKER, KAY LILLAND, LOUISE KAPLAN, AND GREISELDA PERRETZ-ROSALES. Commissioner Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Health Officer's Report

Dr. Diana Yu responded to inquiries concerning Dioxin and its relation to endometriosis.

Municipal Services Contract With Providence St. Peter Hospital Community Care Clinic

Mr. Libbey explained that this contract provides continued compensation for provision of outreach and linkage services targeted at low income potentially Medicaid eligible clients seen at the Community Care Clinic. Commissioner O’Sullivan initiated discussion concerning the impact administrative match funding and potential legislation may have on the continuation of the Community Care Clinic. When discussion was complete, Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE AND EXECUTE THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH PROVIDENCE ST. PETER HOSPITAL COMMUNITY CARE CLINICS. Commissioner Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Municipal Services Contract With Sigafoos and Witcher Counseling Service

Mr. Libbey indicated that this is renewal of a contract to provide Case Management services to HIV infected individuals. Funding for this service is from the State AIDS Omnibus funding. Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE AND EXECUTE THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES CONTRACT BETWEEN THURSTON COUNTY AND SIGAFOOS AND WITCHER COUNSELING SERVICES FOR HIV CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Commissioner Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Salmon Creek Basis Septic System Moratorium

Art Starry, Environmental Health Director, explained that on August 16, 1999 the Board of Health adopted a resolution which placed a moratorium on the installation and expansion of onsite sewage systems within areas of the County affected by high ground water flooding. The resolution being presented continues the moratorium provisions within the Salmon Creek basin for an additional four months to give the Board and the community additional time to determine if permanent protective measures are needed. Commissioner O’Sullivan inquired if someone from RATS is assisting staff to identify areas. Mr. Starry indicated staff is coordinating information with Development Review and Planning regarding flooding and comparing records. Mr. Starry answered questions concerning septic systems and wells in the Salmon Creek basin area. There was discussion concerning well workshops held. Staff was acknowledged for their work informing the public.

Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE RESOLUTION H-1-2000 WHICH CONTINUES THE MORATORIUM PROHIBITING THE INSTALLATION OF NEW ONSITE SEWAGE SYSTEMS, THE EXPANSION OF EXISTING ONSITE SEWAGE SYSTEMS AND RESTRICTING WELL INSTALLATION IN AREAS IN THE SALMON CREEK BASIN, NOT TO EXCEED FOUR MONTHS. Commissioner Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Tumwater Storm Water Contract

Sue Davis explained that the City of Tumwater is requesting to contract with the Department to conduct a storm water monitoring project for city outfalls to the Deschutes River. Commissioner O’Sullivan MOVED TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF TUMWATER FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING A STORM WATER MONITORING PROJECT, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO SIGN THE CONTRACT AND ANY CONTRACT EXTENSIONS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE WORK. Commissioner Wilson SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION CARRIED.

Mr. Libbey commented on how this endeavor is a positive indication of interjurisdictional efforts.

Director's Report

Mr. Libbey gave an update on the Forrest Glen Apartment complex investigation.

Mr. Libbey reported on a large drug lab bust in the County. Staff will be testing wells in the area for possible contaminants. There is also concern of possible onsite disposal. This operation was very sophisticated and very high in volume.

Mr. Libbey indicated a contract is forthcoming for approximately $78,000 to provide family planning services to women up to 200% of the federal poverty level.

Commissioner asked for a status report on a notice to vacate that was issued. Mr. Starry provided an update.

Audience Reports and Requests

Shirley Olson was present and asked questions concerning specific restrictions in the moratorium area. Ms. Olson also complimented staff on the workshops provided.

Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

ATTEST

THURSTON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH

Clerk of the Board of Health
Date: February 22, 2000
 

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