Galion Board of Health Special Meeting

Galion City Health Department
Thursday, January 13 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    1. Call to Order

    Time meeting called to order:__________.


    2. Approval of Consent Agenda

    Motion to approve the consent agenda for January 13, 2022 as presented by: _______________ Second by: _______________ Abstentions: _______________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____   
    Passed          Failed
    *Note any consent agenda items to be removed, if necessary.


    2.1 Health Commissioner Report

    See attached Health Commissioner Report.


    2.2 Nursing Division Report

    See attached Nursing Division Report and School-based Health Services Report.


    2.3 Environmental Division Report

    See attached Environmental Division Report.


    2.4 Outreach Reports

    See attached outreach report for the Come Home to Galion Parade held December 4, 2021.


    2.5 Contracts

    Contracts that were entered into by the Health Commissioner.


    2.6 Board of Health Continuing Education (ORC 3701.342)

    Reminder to BOH members that two (2) hours of continuing education are required to be completed each calendar year, per ORC 3701.342.
    Verification sheets (attached), and copies of certificates (if applicable) need to be submitted to Health Commissioner.  There is an applicable training on Sunshine Laws (very good for new members) available virtually at the following link: 
    https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Legal/Sunshine-Laws/Sunshine-Law-Training
     


    3. Approval of the Agenda

    Motion to approve the agenda  for January 13, 2022 as presented by: _______________ Second by: _______________ Abstentions: _______________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____             
    Passed          Failed
    *Note any items removed from the consent agenda to be added, if necessary.


    4. Approval of Board of Health Meeting Minutes

    Motion to approve the December 14, 2021 GCHD Board of Health Meeting Minutes as presented by________________________ Second by___________________________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____             
    Passed          Failed


    5. Approval of Finance Reports

    Motion to approve the December 2021 Finance Reports as presented by: _______________ Second by: _______________ Abstentions: _______________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____                
    Passed          Failed
    *If the Auditors Office has not closed out the month in time for finance reports to be completed, they will be provided at the next BOH meeting.


    6. Reports

    6.1 COVID-19 Updates

    Emily has been updating numbers on a weekly basis for the public on FaceBook.
    Galion City COVID report 1/6/2022
    The Galion City Health Department, following the guidance released from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health, has changed the isolation and quarantine to 5 days. If you are without symptoms and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications on day 5 of your isolation you may be released from isolation on day 6 wearing a mask for 5 additional days.
    Average Daily Cases 12/29/2021-1/5/2022: 19
    *Last year Average Daily Cases 12/29/2020-1/5/2021: 7
    We continue to see a rapid increase in
    COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Please remember to take proper precautions.
    We have been busy with ODH updates on a daily basis, COTS updates, Binex- at-home test kit dispersements and ordering, and numerous questions from businesses, schools, and the public.
    Staff is under a lot of stress in this current environment of the pandemic, and being short-staffed does not help.


    7. Old Business

    7.1 Appointment of a Health Commissioner

    Next steps
    Moving forward, it is impossible to do both positions any longer (meaning health commissioner and EH Director simultaneously)  The Environmental Health work is behind.  Neither position is being completed at an optimal level.
    Jason McBride visited Galion on December 22, 2021.  Both Candy and Shellie were present in my office so he had a warm welcome.  I gave him a copy of our PPM, and Candy gave him a lot about the good in Galion and Crawford County.  It was a positive visit.  He looked at two homes in the area with a realtor as well.
    He made a counter offer. This is up for BOH discussion.
     


    7.2 Second Reading of the Environmental Health/Food Fees

    Motion to approve the second reading of the Environmental Health and Food Fees for 2022 and this will serve as the public hearing as presented by ___________________________  Second by________________________________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____        
    Passed          Failed


    7.3 Medical Director Contract with Changes

    Motion to approve a Medical Director Contract with a new annual amount due to additional duties for the sexual health clinic, being paid  by the 340B program as presented by ___________________________  Second by________________________________________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____        
    Passed          Failed


    8. New Business

    8.1 Resignations

    Motion to approve the Health Commissioner to accept the resignation of Bethany Goeppinger, PT PHN position, effective December 29, 2021 as presented by ___________________________  Second by________________________________________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____        
    Passed          Failed


    8.2 Appointments and Hiring

    Motion to approve the Health Commissioner to accept the movement of Linda Gillam from the part time PHN position to the full time to fulfill the hiring of the second half of Melinda Corwin's previous PHN position, effective January 1, 2022 as presented by ___________________________  Second by___________________________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____        
    Passed          Failed


    8.3 Appointments and Hirings

    Motion to approve the Health Commissioner to hire Jenna Boliantz to the PT PHN position, effective January 10, 2022 as presented by ___________________________  Second by________________________________________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____        
    Passed          Failed
    *Health commissioner posted on emergency due to the sudden vacancy.


    8.4 Appointments and Hirings

    Motion to approve the Health Commissioner to hire Jessica Bourne to fill the part time MA/front desk position, effective January 11, 2021 as presented by ___________________________  Second by________________________________________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____        
    Passed          Failed


    8.5 Request for Health Commissioner to Approve >$5,000 on a Invoice

    Motion to approve the Health Commissioner to spend >$5,000 for the Cure MD invoice as presented by ___________________________  Second by________________________________________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____        
    Passed          Failed


    9. Executive Session (as needed)

    Motion to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of _____________________________ by: _______________ Second by: _______________ Abstentions: _______________
    Time: __________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____        
    Passed          Failed
    An executive session may be requested for one or more of the following matters to:
    a. consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of
    a public employee or official, or to consider the investigations of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee or "regulated individual"; unless the person being investigated of charges or complaints requests a public hearing;
    b. consider the purchase or sale of public property if the public interest would be hurt by the premature disclosure of the information;
    c. confer with the public body's attorney for the purpose of considering disputes if a court action concerning the dispute is either pending or imminent;
    d. prepare for, conduct, or review negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees;
    e. consider matters required by federal laws, or rules, or state statutes to be kept confidential;
    f. consider specialized details of security arrangements if the information could be used for criminal
    Motion to return from Executive Session by: _______________ Second by: _______________ Abstentions: _______________
    Time: __________
    Roll Call Vote Needed
    Burgin_____  Moran_____  Sterling_____  Wildenthaler_____  Yocum_____            
    Passed          Failed


    10. Next Scheduled Board of Health Meeting

    February 8, 2022 at 5:00pm Galion City Health Department Board Room 
    See attached GCHD BOH meeting dates.
    Galion City Council- Police, Fire, Health Subcommittee Meeting is scheduled for January 20, 2022 at 7:00pm in Council Chambers OR via Virtual Platform.


    11. Adjournment

    Motion to Adjourn by: _______________ Second by: _______________ Abstentions: _______________
    Voice Vote Needed
    Passed          Failed
    Time meeting adjourned: __________.


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