BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH
Minutes Via Zoom Meeting
August 24, 2020
Those in attendance:
Members: T. Dawdy Others: S. Eifert, Administrator
W. Ahern S. Hediger, Administrative Assistant
A. Oestreich M. Zeeb, Director of Finance
W. Pourchot M. Miller, PCC Supervisor
M. Bleyer S. Stilt, Greenville Advocate
T. Dawdy called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
Minutes of July 27, 2020
T. Dawdy asked for a motion to accept the minutes with corrections. W. Pourchot moved to accept the July 27, 2020 minutes with corrections. W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Administrator’s Report/Financial Report
S. Eifert stated IDPH released this afternoon, that there would be additional mitigation guidance to follow for Region 4. Later IDPH postponed the mitigation strategies for another week pending how our metrics continue to look. S. Eifert stated for the month of July, we realized a gain in cash of $198,714. We received the first 25% of the contact tracing grant. Mental Health lost $3,555 for the month, Hospice gained $40,745, and Nursing and General gained $161,095. The cash balance at the end of July was $867,958.22. We have not received our tax revenue, but it should be coming soon. We also have the CURES money, and can spend approximately $80,000 of COVID related expenses for reimbursement. We have several staff on board for the contact tracing responsibility. T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the administrator/financial report as submitted. A. Oestreich moved to accept the administrator/financial report as submitted. J. Kirkham seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
S. Eifert stated as of today Bond County has 115 positive cases. The current status is 65 recovered, 3 deceased, 1 hospitalized, and 46 quarantined. There has been a total of 5429 tested.
M. McCullough stated the CDC no longer recommends testing people that have been in close contact with a positive individual, unless you are showing symptoms.
Election of Officers
The board unanimously voted to continue the officers and committees as they were prior to the meeting with President of the Health Board – Dr. Tom Dawdy; Vice Chairman – Jo Kirkham R.N.; and Secretary – Dr. Tracy Hall. Building and Grounds Chair – Matt McCullough DMD, Finance Chair – Anna Oestreich, Personnel Chair-J. Kirkham.
COVID-19 Contact Tracing Grant Expenditures
S. Eifert stated there will be some purchases he will need to make for the $817,000 contact tracing grant and then submit for reimbursement. S. Eifert gave a brief overview of the expenses. W. Ahern made a motion to authorize Sean to move forward on the purchase of items included in the grant up to $200,000. A. Oestreich seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
M. Miller the supervisor of Prairie Counseling stated she is concerned for her staff and how they are going to manage their children and school this year. She would like to be as flexible as possible to help them. PCC would continue to be open and have in person staff as it does now. The total amount of hours and clients seen would not change. M. Miller stated she is hoping instead of staff putting in for a 12-week FMLA for child care, that they could use zoom or telehealth. Some staff may be dividing their time between in the office and working from home. We have discussed split shifts, working later hours and possibly Saturday hours. M. Miller stated a lot of clients are still requesting to be seen via zoom. M. Miller stated she would watch productivity closely, and would address if there were any problems. The board recommends the administrator check with other departments on this staffing request and refer their input to the personnel committee for a decision. T. Dawdy asked for a motion to authorize the personnel committee to make the staffing request recommendations. M. Bleyer moved to authorize the personnel committee to make the staffing request recommendations. W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
W. Pourchot made a motion to move into executive session at 7:55 p.m. for the purpose of personnel matters. A. Oestreich seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
W. Ahern made a motion to return to regular session at 8:36 p.m. W. Pourchot seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
K. Plage made a motion to end the Bond County Health Department contract with Clinton County on December 1, 2020. W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
The next board of health meeting is scheduled for September 28 at 6:30 p.m.
At 8:40 p.m. W. Pourchot made a motion to adjourn the meeting. D. Lippert seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
T. Hall, DO