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Cando, North Dakota 58324

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Meeting Minutes

Towner County Public Health District

REGULAR MEETING

MINUTES

August 21st, 2019

A regular board meeting of the board of directors of the Towner County Public Health District was held in the Towner County Memorial Bldg in Cando, ND at 7:00am, Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

The following directs were present: Valerie Pederson, Matt Odermann, Troy Senger and David Lagein. Also present were Denice Hanson and Sherry Walters. Absent was Jessica Larson.

David Lagein, President called the meeting to order. Valerie Pederson made a motion to approve the agenda. Matt Odermann 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Review of the minutes. Matt Odermann made a motion to approve the minutes. Matt Odermann 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Review of the financials. Matt Odermann made a motion to approve the financial report and paying the bills from May 15, 2019 to August 21, 2019. Troy Senger 2nd

REGULAR MEETING

MINUTES

June 11th, 2019

A regular board meeting of the board of directors of the Towner County Public Health District was held in the Towner County Memorial Bldg in Cando, ND at 7:30am, Wednesday, June 11, 2019.

The following directs were present: Valerie Pederson, Matt Odermann, Jessica Larson and David Lagein. Absent was Troy Senger.

Also present were Kathy Benson and Sherry Walters.

David Lagein, President called the meeting to order.

Review of the minutes from May 15, 2019. Valerie Pederson made a motion to approve the minutes. Jessica Larson 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Review of the financials. Went over 2020 budget. Jessica Larson made a motion to approve the 2020 budget. Matt Odermann 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Old Business

We went over the sewer code proposals. Matt Odermann made a motion that we propose to follow the state review board work group codes. Valerie Pederson 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Next meeting will be held on August 21, 2019 at 7:30am.

Valerie Pederson made a motion to adjourn. Matt Odermann 2nd it. Motion Carried.

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David Lagein, President                                                                 Valerie Pederson, Secretary

REGULAR MEETING

MINUTES

February 20th, 2019

A regular board meeting of the board of directors of the Towner County Public Health District was held in the Towner County Memorial Bldg in Cando, ND at 7:30am, Wednesday, May 15th, 2019.

The following directors were present: Valerie Pederson, Matt Odermann and David lagein. Also present were Kathy Benson, Denice Hanson and Sherry Walters. Absent were Dr. Petty and Troy Senger.

David Lagein, President called the meeting to order.

Review of the minutes. Valerie Pederson made a motion to approve the minutes with the change of $1700.00 to $170.00 of uncollected debt, (there were 3 accounts receivable invoices from November & December 2017 of $012.00, $34.00 and $34.00). Matt Odermann 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Review of the financials. Matt Odermann made a motion to approve the financial report and paying the bills from February 21, 2019 to May 15, 2019. Valerie Pederson 2nd it. Motion carried.

We reviewed the 2018 Profit and Loss Budget and proposed 2020 Budget.

Candace Carlson and Allan McKay were present for Environmental Health Report. The pool had 100% compliance. Discussion was held on the sewer regulations. There is an on-line training for homeowners to watch.

The administrator report was given by Sherry. There was failure legislatively to address any of the e-cig or ENDS devices and zero movement on tax. Sherry was able to gain her Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification in December by attendidng a state sponsored training with Mayo educators, but was not able to get Denice into one.

On EPR/HAN funding, we were told there is level funding and small amount of increase from some additional assessment about opioid resources in the communities. Our office played a significant role in helping facilitate and plan the emergency exercise in Rock Lake on April 6.

Sherry continues to work o our Community Prevention Grant and will focus on underage drinking. The opioid grant has ended and we have hired a person for a 1 year term to help with community assessment, identifying community resources and recovery needs with the balance from this grant.

They did hold first community event.

The immunization grant has been used up, the levy funds strongly support this activity.

A new regional networking grant funding plan was submitted by the collaborative for this year with increased needs to be met but no funding changes.

Old Business

Dr. Petty has moved and his position needs to be replaced. He has been a great advocate for public health. Dr. Mark Peterson has consented to be our medical director.

Denise is only working part-time for foot care with her hand concerns. Sherry and Majusta are having to fill in. We are in need of someone for foot care. They have to be a licensed RN.

New Business

New grant is SOAR, which is more then $71,000.00. The new person will be able to help with this as well. One of the main focuses will be supporting efforts for good recovery housing options here as well as trying to increase community support. We have a need for supportive housing so that they have even more support in those early phases of recovery and out patient to follow up.

We welcome Marcine Plemel to our staff as she fills in the Community Coordinator position and other duties as assigned.

Next meting will be held on August 21, 2019 at 7:30am.

Valerie Pederson made a motion to adjourn. Matt Odermann 2nd it. Motion carried.

_______________________________                                               _________________________________

David Lagein, President                                                                 Valerie Pederson, Secretary

SPECIAL MEETING

MINUTES

March 21st, 2018

A special meeting of the board of directors of the Towner County Public Health District was held in the Towner County Memorial Building in Cando, ND at 7:30am, Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.

The following directors were present: Valerie Pederson, Troy Senger, Matt Odermann and David Lagein.

Absent was Dr. Petty.

Dave Lagein, Preside called the meeting to order.

Discussion was held on the Environmental Health Services agreement. We would like to see some updating of the on site sewer ordinance, to see clearer definition of a failed system, and to also review the current appeals process to ensure that it is clear and is a local based process.

Matt Odermann made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding To Provide Environmental Health Services with LR Health District Agreement. Troy Senger 2nd it. Motion Carried.

It was also brought up that there is an on site sewer septic review board, we would like to know what this group's function is.

Valerie Pederson made a motion to adjorn.

 

 

_______________________________                                               _________________________________

David Lagein, President                                                                 Valerie Pederson, Secretary

REGULAR MEETING

MINUTES

February 21st, 2018

A regular board meeting of the board of directors of the Towner County Public Health District was held in the Towner County Memorial Building in Cando, ND at 7:30am, Wednesday, February 21st, 2018.

The following directors were present: Valerie Pederson, Troy Senger and Matt Odermann. Absent were David Lagein and Dr. Petty.

Troy Senger, Vice President called the meeting to order.

We welcomed Matt Odermann as new board member.

Valerie Pederson made a motion to approve the agenda. Matt Odermann 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Minutes of the last meeting were presented. Valerie Pederson mad a motion to approve the minutes. Matt Odermann 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Review of the financials. Matt Odermann made a motion to approve writing off a bill of $80.00 as uncollectable. Valerie Pederson 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Valerie Pederson made a motion to adjust the 2017 Budget by $1069.78. Matt Odermann 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Valerie Pederson made a motion to approve paying the bills from November 15th, 2017 to February 8th, 2018. Matt Odermann 2nd it. Motion Carried.

Sherry had a copy of the audit that was complete.

The administrator report was given by Sherry. Denice and Sherry attended the Tobacco Free ND meeting. The EPR meeting was just held in Cando on February 13th, there are some upcoming training's and laptop exercises sponsored by the ND Department of Health. The community prevention grand is up and running, a coordinator has been hired and media campaign has been finalized. There is a prevention video that has been shown to the North Star staff. There was not enough time for it to be shown to the Health District board at this time. The emergency response entities have all benn trained in administring Nasal Narcan/Naloxone. Discussion was held on using TCPHD funds to purchase initial doses for first responders. Matt Odermann mad a motion to approve with Sherry proceeding with execution with purchasing Narcan through Neumann Drug for the First Responders. Valerie Pederson 2nd it. Motion Carried.

They have done vision screening 2nd and 4th graders and preschool screening is scheduled for February 21st. The school vaccination requirements have changed and are going to require MCV4 vaccine when entering 11th grade. The foot care income and expense budgets were presented for 2017 for Towner and Ramsey County.

Old Business

The environmental health service agreement was discussed. We will table until we can hold a special meeting and more discussion can be held before approving.

Office remodeling has restarted.

New Business

Review of Hi Tech and Fraud policies.

Next meeting will be held on May 16th, 2018 at 7:30am.

Valerie Pederson made a motion to adjourn.

 

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Troy Senger, Vice President                                                          Valerie Pederson, Secretary