BOND COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH
Minutes Via Zoom Meeting
October 26, 2020
Those in attendance:
Members: T. Dawdy Others: S. Eifert, Administrator
W. Ahern S. Hediger, Administrative Assistant
K. Plage T. Everett, Emergency Coordinator
A. Oestreich S. Stilt, Greenville Advocate
T. Dawdy called the meeting to order at 6:31 p.m.
Minutes of September 28, 2020
T. Dawdy asked for a motion to accept the minutes with corrections. J. Kirkham moved to accept the September 28, 2020 minutes with corrections. W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Administrator’s Report/Financial Report
S. Eifert stated for the month of September, Mental Health realized a gain of $20, 719.32, Hospice realized a gain of $25, 552.56, and Nursing and General had a loss of $64, 225.21. The cash balance at the end of September was $889,425.32. This was to be expected because we are spending out our contact tracing grant. We received bids on Friday for our second vehicle we will be purchasing. We have to spend $408,000 by December 31. We are working our best to secure a drive through facility for mass vaccination. This facility can also be used for drive through testing and drive through flu clinics. The positivity rate for our region as of 10/23/20 is at 8.4 %, with Bond at 13%. We will be moving back on mitigations starting Wednesday. Clinton County has selected 8 candidates to interview. They are in the approval process at the state.
T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the administrator’s report as submitted. W. Ahern moved to accept the administrator’s report as submitted. M. Bleyer seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the financial report as submitted. K. Plage moved to accept the financial report as submitted. A. Oestreich seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Approval of September Activity Reports
S. Eifert stated the activity reports will reflect the clients and numbers. S. Eifert stated starting tomorrow, the health departments will operate with the building locked. We have a few positive staff, and quite a few staff out on quarantine. We are not sure how long we will stay in this status, but this is the safest way for staff and those visiting our facility. T. Dawdy asked for a motion to approve the September activity reports as submitted. T. Hall moved to accept the September activity reports as submitted. K. Plage seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
S. Eifert stated as of today Bond County has 516 positive cases. There has been a total of 21,725 tested.
Building and Grounds Committee Recommendation
S. Eifert stated we are allowed to spend up to $50,000 of the contact tracing grant for a permanent structure to provide a drive through vaccination facility. The building and grounds committee has been meeting this past month to see how the health department can provide this on site. M. McCullough stated they are looking at putting a 40×40 addition on the east side behind the Health Department. There would be two lanes of traffic providing vaccinations on both sides so it can get done efficiently. M. McCullough stated he has talked to the city and they can construct a gravel drive. It would start on the east side by the transit building and come in on Bowman Drive, then go around and exit on the south side of the Health Department onto fourth street. This way we would not have a lot of traffic problems. W. Ahern stated they have the most feasible information and are looking at a pole barn building, as steel buildings are a lot more expensive. M. McCullough stated we would be using the contact tracing grant to purchase this and it would be an asset to the Health Department for long term use. The Building and Grounds committee is asking for approval to develop land and seek bids for a drive through vaccination clinic, not to exceed $70,000 total, with $50,000 coming from the contact tracing grant and the difference coming from the Cures grant. W. Ahern seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
The next board of health meeting is scheduled for November 23 at 6:30 p.m.
At 7:44 p.m. W. Ahern made a motion to adjourn the meeting. T. Hall seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
T. Hall, DO