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Board of health tackles light agenda to begin 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Northeast Colorado Board of Health members kicked off their 2012 meeting schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 25 with a light agenda. During a short commissioners meeting, board members voted to keep the organization of the board positions the same, leaving Morgan County Commissioner Laura Teague as president, Sedgwick County Commissioner Gene Bauerle as vice president, and Logan County Commissioner Jim Edwards as secretary.

Board members also held a short public hearing for discussion on proposed amendments to NCHD’s onsite wastewater system regulations. After hearing no discussion, the board moved forward with approving the amendments. The amendments were minor and changed the authority by which variances for systems can be granted. In the previous regulations the authority was given to the Northeast Colorado Health Department and an appeal process was available through the board of health.

In the new regulations the authority now lies with the board of health, rather than NCHD, and since they are the highest authority, the need for an appeal process was eliminated.

In other business the board:

—listened to program updates from division directors.

—learned that the current flu season has seen little activity across the state, but that flu vaccine is still available and vaccinations are recommended.

—voted to set a guideline for the amount of money kept in NCHD’s reserve account to a minimum of three months operating costs, with the goal of reaching a six-month balance.

—voted to make the lobby of NCHD’s district headquarters, located at 700 Columbine St. in Sterling, the official public posting location for all agendas and other legal matters.

Holyoke Enterprise February 2, 2012