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August 2019 Board Meeting Minutes



Minutes of Meeting

August 26, 2019

Those physically in attendance:

Members:       T. Dawdy                                Others:           S. Eifert, Administrator

                        W. Ahern                                                        S. Hediger, Administrative Assistant

                        A. Oestreich                                                    M. Marti, Director of Finance

                        H. Elmore                                                        K. Holzhauer

                        M. Bleyer                                                        M. Helmkamp

                        R. Nehrt                                                          D. Helige

                        J. Kirkham                                                       M. Sussenbach

                        M. McCullough                                               J. Sussenbach

                        T. Hall                                                             M. Zeeb

                        D. Korte                                                          J. Derrick
                        D. Lippert                                                       T. Derrick

                                                                                                T. Everett

                                                                                                C. Leidel

                                                                                                P. Miller

                                                                                                M. Rensing

                                                                                                J. Shannon

                                                                                                M. Miller

                                                                                                M. Miller

                                                                                                W. Pourchot

                                                                                                D. Dudek

Members Absent:

T. Dawdy called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.

Minutes of June 17 20, 2019

T. Dawdy asked for a motion to accept the minutes with corrections.  W. Ahern moved to accept the June 17, 2019 minutes with corrections.  M. Bleyer seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Meet Clinton County Board of Health Members

T. Dawdy asked for a motion to table this item.  J. Kirkham moved to table this item.  D. Lippert seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Home Health/Hospice Report
J. Derrick gave a brief update of the Home Health/Hospice activity to the board.  Home Health currently has 65 patients, 13 in Hospice, and 12 private duty.  We are fully staffed and very busy.  Three months prior, we were half staffed so we are still trying to catch up.  We never turned down a referral.  Everything is looking up.  We are still training and will be good once we learn the system.  We go above and beyond for our patients, and let them know they can call 24/7.   

Administrator’s Report

S. Eifert stated Dr. Buerk has agreed to work in our dental clinic on Saturday.  So far we’ve been able to find dental assistants to work along with her.  We are advertising for a Dentist.  In our back to school clinic we treated 56 kids.  Dr. Strong from HSHS did the physicals.   As of July, 1 we will no longer be able to use the 340 B funds and get a federal reimbursement.  D. Lippert suggested negotiating purchase through pharmacies, since generic pharmaceuticals are inexpensive.  We have a nurse midwife that comes twice a month and gives the prescription. 

Approval of July Financial Reports

S. Eifert stated that July ended with a cash balance of $660,529.  We received our first tax disbursement in July and hope to receive our second tax disbursement in September.  In August we received almost $80,000 for HFI.  S. Eifert stated the Comprehensive Health Protection Grant has been completed for FY20-21, which they will pay all out at once.  We should receive this payment sometime in the fall.  The Finance Committee has also reviewed the financials.  T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the July Financial Reports.  A. Oestreich moved to approve the July financial reports as submitted.   W. Ahern seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Approval of July Activity Reports

C. Leidel stated he had two restaurants that were affected by the flooding, and both are back up and running.  There have been no positives for West Nile.  This year we are down about 3 % on inspections.  The new inspection sheets are going well and are currently taking 20 minutes longer.  We will be going to a paperless system in the future.  T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the July 2019 activity reports.  J. Kirkham moved to approve the July 2019 activity reports as submitted.  M. Bleyer seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. 

Old Business

New Business

Finance Committee Minutes/Recommendations

A. Oestreich gave a brief report of the lengthy discussions. 

The finance committee recommends the board grant a one-time 2.5% bonus based on staff wage and make an effort to build a raise into the next budget.   T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the one-time 2.5% bonus based on staff wage.  H. Elmore moved to approve the one-time 2.5% bonus based on staff wage.  W. Ahern seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Open Meetings

M. Rensing thanked the board for the bonus, stating morale has been down this year and to think of a raise in the future.

J. Shannon stated she has been using her cell phone for years and would like to be reimbursed.

Executive Session

J. Kirkham made a motion to move into executive session at 7:42 p.m. for the purpose of personnel matters. K. Plage seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

T. Hall made a motion to return to regular session at 9:46 p.m. K. Plage seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

The Board of Health supports and affirms the administrator’s personnel management recommendation immediately following. 

Next Meeting

The next meeting of the board of health is scheduled for August 28 at 6:30 p.m.


M. Bleyer made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:48 p.m.  W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.  

T. Hall, D.O.

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