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7.11.2023 BOH Tues PM
- Amendment passed to allocate $5,600 to improve childhood vaccination rates
- Foundational funds requested for “a true substance abuse prevention program” and to hire administrative help for Environmental Health director
- Short discussion on “hit and miss” aspect of food and other permits for reservation entities
- Health Officer says opioid settlement should go to those engaged in substance use recovery, announces trainings for recovery coaches; will prepare an evaluation on how things were handled during Covid; 911 calls way up from June last year (11 calls);
-Health Director Lori Jones announces mid-year figures, including 88 septic permit applications
- Long discussion with Environmental Health Director Mike Harr on streamlining building permit process: site analysis necessary early on, closer collaboration urged between his department and Planning. Attorney says homeowner must provide water adequacy documentation.