BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH
Minutes Via Zoom Meeting
September 28, 2020
Those in attendance:
Members: T. Dawdy Others: S. Eifert, Administrator
W. Ahern S. Hediger, Administrative Assistant
A. Oestreich S. Stilt, Greenville Advocate
T. Dawdy called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m.
Minutes of August 24, 2020
T. Dawdy asked for a motion to accept the minutes with corrections. W. Ahern moved to accept the August 24, 2020 minutes with corrections. J. Kirkham seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Administrator’s Report/Financial Report
S. Eifert stated our budget has been submitted to the county board after review by the finance committee. This is a good solid budget and is projecting to be a surplus of over $200,000. S Eifert stated for the month of August, we had a loss of $25,395. This was to be expected, with the 25% advance payment from the contact tracing grant. The cash balance at the end of August was $907,031.71. S Eifert stated they are progressively promoting the flu vaccine this year and have increased the supply of both high dose and regular vaccine. Bond county was highlighted on the IDPH call for a citation that was issued by the Illinois State Police. It remains unclear what will happen with this citation. St. Luke’s has opted not to renew their lease. S. Eifert stated he is exploring options and would like to fill it with something that would benefit the community. The Clinton County Health Department is now advertising for a public health administrator. Hopefully they will have some good applicants, and this will be a seamless transition. T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the administrator/financial report as submitted. M. Bleyer moved to accept the administrator/financial report as submitted. W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
S. Eifert stated as of today Bond County has 328 positive cases. The current status is 7 deceased, 1 hospitalized, and 110 quarantined. There has been a total of 15,909 tested.
The board unanimously voted to continue the committees as they were prior to the meeting.
Building & Grounds: Matthew McCullough (Chair), Karla Plage, William Ahern, Tom Dawdy (Ex Officio)
Finance: Anna Oestreich (Chair), Wes Pourchot, Diane Lippert, Mark Bleyer, Tom Dawdy (Ex Officio)
Personnel: Jo Kirkham (Chair), Tracy Hall, Rebecca Nehrt, Tom Dawdy (Ex Officio)
Finance Committee Report/Budget
A. Oestreich stated the finance committee met on September 17 via zoom. She thanked everyone that helped arrive at these numbers that match. These numbers were to the health departments advantage. These numbers are as of 11/30/19. Nursing and general was $28,000 to our benefit, Mental Health $24,000 to our benefit, and Hospice $12,000 to our benefit. The overall benefit to the health department is over $64,000. Since then, Missy has been working on brining the numbers forward, and is currently up to July.
Most of the numbers for the budget came from revenue and expenses from 2020. The lease revenue was backed out of the budget, and the miscellaneous budget was reduced, since we will no longer have the Clinton county revenue. We are very pleased, with all three funds combined, this is over $200,000 surplus. The finance committee recommends the board approval of the 2021 budget as submitted. T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the 2021 budget as submitted. J. Kirkham moved to approve the 2021 budget as submitted. T. Hall seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
W. Pourchot made a motion to move into executive session at 7:18 p.m. for the purpose of personnel matters. D. Lippert seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
W. Pourchot made a motion to return to regular session at 8:06 p.m. W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
A. Oestreich stated the finance Committee recommended setting the administrator’s salary for the coming year at $90,650, starting with the first payroll in December.
The next board of health meeting is scheduled for October 26 at 6:30 p.m.
At 8:10 p.m. W. Pourchot made a motion to adjourn the meeting. J. Kirkham seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
T. Hall, DO