Meeting Minutes

Date: February 24, 2016 - Place: CHD - Health & Human Services Bldg., District Administration Conference Room

Presiding: Carlos Wise MD
            Attending Members: Yasmin Cathright, James Lopez, DDS, Ravindra Agarwal, MD, Rajinder Chhokar MD, Judy Tucker, Mayor’s office, Lisa Goodwin, City Manager’s office

        Others Present: Beverley A. Townsend, MD, Steve Gunby, Karon Bush, Tori Endres, Joanne Strickland, Sheila Mayfield, Jerome Deal, Kristi Ludy, Pamela Kirkland, Carol Popwell, Secretary
Agenda Topic
Discussion
Decision
Responsibility
Call to orderDr. Wise called the Columbus Board of Health to order at 1:00pm.NoneNone
Approval of MinutesDr. Wise asked if there were any questions or comments on the previous minutes received (January 27, 2016).Dr. Wise asked for a motion to approve the minutes. A motion was made by Ms. Cathright, seconded by Dr. Chhokar and approved by all members present.None
District Health Director’s ReportDr. Wise called on Dr. Townsend to give the Director’s Report;
      1. On March 11th, managers throughout the district will be coming to Columbus for training on Good 2 Great.

      2. GPHA will be March 22/23, 2016 in Atlanta. There will be a session for Board of Health members; contact Carol Popwell if you are interested in attending.

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Financial ReportDr. Wise called on Joanne Strickland to present the financial report to the Board. Ms. Strickland presented the following;
      1. Written copy of the financial report and overview for FY16 budget is $5,677,814 with two revisions.

      2. Expenses were $3,171,535 which is $382,627 more that the same time last year, which is below target for 7 months of operation.

      3. Fees collected are $784,417 which is up from same time last year by $67,359.

      4. All other programs on target for 7 months of operation.

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Old Business Dr. Wise asked if there were any Old Business;
      1) Dr. Lopez updated the Board with new information on the micro-bacteria case
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New BusinessDr. Wise called on Joanne Strickland to review the proposed City Council budget FY16.
      1. The Budget Summary for FY2017 for the City of Columbus. We are requesting the same amount we were allotted FY16. This request does not include the support the city pays Columbus Regional for the rent of our space here in HHS and the Vector Control Building. Those are both done under a long term agreement.

      2. Our final budget will be presented in June 2016
Dr. Wise asked for a motion to accept the proposed City Budget for FY17. A motion was made by Dr. Chhokar, seconded by Ms. Cathright and approved by all members present.None
Program ReportsDr. Wise asked if there were any Program reports;
    Pam Kirkland, PIO reported;
        1. Zika Virus current topic for media interviews
        2. Discussion with local TV station for regular spot on the noon news
        3. Will have a table at the Home & Garden show – Mosquito control
    Kristi Ludy, Environmental Health County Manager reported;
        1. Provided Environmental Health numbers from January 16 to February 15 which included a number of permitted establishments and routine inspections

    Sheila Mayfield, County Nurse Manager reported;
        1. Provided data on clients from July 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016;
            a. Initial visits 7521 (76%) - return visits 2339 (24%)
        2. Flu vaccine still available

        3. Seeing clients in the new area, still getting things set up. Will be ready for tour next month.

        4. Upcoming Outreaches;

            a. National Infant Immunization Week
            b. Teen Vaccine week
            c. Affiliation with Columbus Technical school to perform physicals
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AdjournedWith no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned by Dr. Wise. NoneNone
Columbus Board of Health NEXT BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING TO BE HELD:
Respectfully submitted by: Carol Popwell, Secretary MARCH 30, 2016 1:00 PM
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