TETON DISTRICT BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 26, 2011
PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE INTENT TO AMEND BYLAWS TO REMOVE TERM LIMITS
I. Call to Order P. Trudelle called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m.
II. Quorum Pronouncement B. Blue, S. Owens were present; J. Little, K. Gingery, T. Gregory were in attendance; N. Krieger at 9:19 a.m. D. Forman called into the meeting at 9:30 a.m. with a quorum pronounced at 9:31 a.m.
III. Public Hearing No public comment; public hearing was closed
IV. Approval of Minutes of January 11, 2011 The Chair called for approval of the minutes of January 11, 2011, with B. Blue making the motion to approve, S. Owens seconded; motion carried unanimously.
V. Approval of Minutes of February 23, 2011 The Chair called for approval of the minutes of the February 23, 2011, with B. Blue making the motion to approve, S. Owens seconded; motion carried unanimously.
VI. Adoption of Agenda Agenda was adopted by the Chair.
VII. Discussion of Correspondence B. Arndt letter of resignation was recognized. Complaint letter sent to K. Gingery regarding tattoo facilities was reviewed, discussed and inspection results were reported. S. Owens clarified that there is no state regulation regarding tattoo rules, requirement for sterilization, or for inspection. S. Owens expressed his concerns with no rule in place.
VIII. Public Comment No public comment
IX. New Business
A. Endorsement Policy T. Gregory stated that the last meeting had a discussion about needing an endorsement policy before any endorsement of issues be approved. This item was pended.
X. Old Business
A. Amend Bylaws to remove term limits B. Blue motioned to remove the sentence in Article III of the Bylaws “members of the Board shall not serve for more than two (2) consecutive terms”; S. Owens seconded; motion carried unanimously. Bylaws will be amended.
B. Cell Phone Safety Endorsement T. Gregory reported that after discussion with D. Shlim, the cell phone safety endorsement was not approved.
C. Smoke Free Discussion There was general discussion of the regulatory/rule making abilities of the Board, Judge Day’s ruling, and options for the Board. An additional meeting will be set for this discussion alone, tentatively set on May 24, 2011. Discussed were options, which included a town ordinance, state-wide ban, legislative changes to enable local boards of health to enact smoke free rules, updating enabling language in the Wyoming statutes. The Board’s purpose will be discussed – a hearing board vs a rule making body – so the authority needs to be clarified. N. Krieger summarized the discussion by saying that the Board and the county remains concerned about second hand smoke and the Board remains dedicated to the issue of ----- town ordinance, work with Wyoming Department of Health to promulgate rules to enable a local board of health to enact a smoke free rule, look at the language in the original rule in light of changes nationally since that time, legislative changes in the current environment, and the last option would be to leave the ruling standing. B. Blue motioned to have the Board pursue a new ordinance with the Town Council as a first step in preventing second-hand smoke. K. Gingery suggested waiting until a special meeting in late May, after he and N. Krieger had an opportunity to do some more investigation and drafting an ordinance. B. Blue amended his motion to include an additional meeting to review a proposed ordinance. S. Owens seconded; motion carried unanimously. N. Krieger stated that some things in the Board’s rule was more restrictive than other rules, including distance from entrances, no smoking in business owned vehicles, potential vagueness. B. Blue motioned to have the Board work with the State Department of Health to inform the Board as to the Board’s capability and to extend those capabilities. S. Owens seconded; motion carried unanimously. B. Blue motioned for the Board to work with K. Gingery to propose an enabling legislation in the next legislative session to resolve the ambiguity of what local boards of health and local departments of health can do. S. Owens seconded; motion carried unanimously. P. Trudelle clarified that the next meeting of May 25, 2011, would be dedicated to the recommendations brought forward by N. Krieger regarding the Town Council and the July meeting would work on the other efforts as described.
XI. Matters from Board, County Health Officer, County Manager
A. Annual Report T. Gregory presented the Annual Report
B. 2011 Program Plans T. Gregory presented the program outcomes of 2010 as well as the 2011 program plans, which include strategies and cost per services, to break even and to sustain programming. Currently the County general fund funds public health at 50% of our costs. J. Little explained the loss of Wyoming Universal Vaccine Status.
XII. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned by P. Trudelle at 9:55 a.m. with a motion from B. Blue, seconded by S. Owens, and voted unanimously to adjourn.
Next Meeting: May 25, 2011, Special Meeting
Publish Date: May 18, 2011