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February 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

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BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH

Minutes of Meeting

February 24, 2020

Those physically in attendance:

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

                        W. Ahern                                                        S. Hediger, Administrative Assistant

                        R. Nehrt                                                          D. Bell, Greenville Advocate

                        W. Pourchot                                                   

                        M. Bleyer                                                       

                        K. Plage

                        J. Kirkham

                        T. Hall

                        D. Lippert
                        A. Oestreich

Members Absent:

                        M. McCullough

                                               
T. Dawdy called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m.

T. Dawdy presented a plaque to Howard Elmore to honor his years of service to the Board of Health.

Minutes of January 27, 2019

T. Dawdy asked for a motion to accept the minutes with corrections. J. Kirkham moved to accept the November 25, 2019 minutes with corrections.  T. Hall seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Policy Review

M. Bleyer stated the Corporate Compliance Committee has met quarterly and reviewed the policy manual.  D. Helige is working on getting the policy manual electronic.  S. Eifert stated the Mental Health policy has been thoroughly reviewed.  T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the policy and procedures for the Health Department and Prairie Counseling.  A. Oestreich moved to approve the policy and procedures for the Health Department and Prairie Counseling.  W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Administrator’s Report

S. Eifert stated that IDPH will be providing local health departments with grants of $5000 after completion of the IPLAN.  There is an intern starting in May that will help work on that.  There is a bill in the house that would help increase our local health protection grant.  S. Eifert stated he is reaching out to our legislators and encouraging their support. 

Approval of January Activity Reports

S. Eifert stated to date we have had 217 flu cases, with 167 Influenza B and 50 Influenza A.  S. Eifert stated he had responded to five confirmed pertussis cases in Bond County.  T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the January activity reports as submitted.  K. Plage moved to accept the January activity reports as submitted.  D. Lippert seconded the motion which passed unanimously

Approval of January Financial Reports

S. Eifert stated January ended with a surplus of $44,665.  The current cash balance as of January 31, 2019 is $635.677.18.   S. Eifert stated the auditor has requested to write off debts that are over a year past due.  Michelle is working on the billing in Prairie Counseling as the billing person is on maternity leave.  The loss in Home Health was discussed.  S. Eifert provided a diagram and explained the process of the Home Health and Hospice billing. T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the January financial reports as submitted.  W. Ahern moved to accept the January financial reports as submitted. W.  Pourchot seconded the motion which passed unanimously

Old Business

Clinton County Contract

S. Eifert stated the Clinton County Board of Health has signed the contract for administrative services for a term of one year with a 3% increase.

New Business

Executive Session

J. Kirkham made a motion to move into executive session at 7:37 p.m. for the purpose of personnel matters.  D. Lippert seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

D. Lippert made a motion to return to regular session at 8:19 p.m. K. Plage seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

K. Plage made a motion to give Operacare a 30-day termination notice and look at other companies.  W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously. 

W. Ahern made a motion to authorize S. Eifert to look into possibly hiring our own physical therapist or working with the one we currently have.  R. Nehrt seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Next Meeting
The next meeting of the board of health meeting is scheduled for March 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Adjourn

At 8:42 p.m. M. Bleyer made a motion to adjourn the meeting. W. Pourchot seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

T. Hall, DO

Secretary

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