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04.12.22 - BOH

Meeting Highlights: 

State reorganization of Public Health requires revising its charter; Department will get $48,587 increase from state to improve emergency preparedness, child vaccination rates; Attorney Zimmerman extremely helpful with recent building ordinance discussions but out of county’s price range; Commissioner Branch urges board to examine its purpose and appeals process; State audit paints County in a bad light, no wrongdoing, just delays in guidance for unspent funds, media not helpful; Board member sought to represent consumers of Public Health with experience in inequities, all unpaid members to receive $100 meeting stipend; Covid cases down, flu cases up, avian flu on the move from East Coast; Environmental Health Officer Hilton wants development process more collaborative, not “consumer ping-pong”, consensus on necessity of attorney to help with rules and protect the board; Director Jones will regret losing staff member Brian Piper to retirement this month.

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