Jackson County Legislative and Public Safety Committee met April 10.
Jackson County Legislative and Public Safety Committee met April 10.
Here is the minutes provided by the Committee:
Call to Order (5:00 pm)
Members Present: Burke, Comparato, Maxwell, Mendoza, Jr., Mueller and Nehring
Members Absent: Larkin
Also Present: Andrew Erbes, Kerri Gale, Derek Misener, Sarah Patrick, Jordan Chiles, Nick Stokovich
Approval of Minutes
I. 18-3280 March 13, 2018 Minutes
A motion was made by Maxwell, seconded by Nehring, to approve the March 13, 2018 minutes as presented. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
The committee reviewed the form submitted by the Animal Control Officer. Burke requested that it be submitted in Excel spreadsheet form instead of the typed form.
Health Department & Solid Waste
II. 18-3281 Jackson County Health Department
a. 2017 Annual Report
b. IAPHA Legislative Report
Patrick began by outlining the Health Department Annual Report. Then she spoke about the Board of Health decision to have the Health Department go back to a five day work week starting July 1, 2018. She went on to say that they are working on figuring out compressed work weeks for some staff, scheduling of evening hours, clients needs and making the transition. Erbes asked how much this would increase payroll costs, about $7200 a week. Comparato expressed congratulations to Patrick and the Health Department staff for making this a priority and putting in all the work to make this happen. This is a big deal and a great job was done by all. Finally, Patrick spoke to the committee about synthetic cannabinoids and how dangerous they are. She encouraged the committee to spread the information to as many people and organizations as they could.
III. 18-3282 Solid Waste Enforcement
Gale reported that staff completed nine inspections or field visits at open dumping/burning sites, seven were revisits to existing sites, two resulted in closure due to compliance being achieved, approximately twenty cubic yards of waste was removed from the environment, two citizen complaints were received and one land fill inspection was completed.
IV. 18-3283 Solid Waste Fund Update
An update could not be given because the staff in the Treasurer's office was unavailable to provide the report.
V. 18-3284 Recycling Program
Gale reported that she participates in a statewide sharps disposal working group and they are looking into what can be done about needle sticks from sharps being put in recycling bins. She also reminded the committee that there is a Shred/Med Day on Saturday from 8am to 12pm.
VI. 18-3285 2018 Household Chemical Collection Funding
A motion was made by Maxwell, seconded by Burke, to authorize using up to $55,000 from the Household Hazardous Waste fund for the upcoming Household Chemical Collection event. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
VII. 18-3286 Household Chemical Collection Resolution for Perry County participation
A motion was made by Maxwell, seconded by Burke, to approve the Resolution Approving an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement by and between Jackson and Perry Counties for Participation in the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
VIII. 18-3287 Household Chemical Collection Intergovernmental Agreement for Perry County participation
A motion was made by Burke, seconded by Maxwell, to authorize and direct the Jackson County Board Chairman to sign the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for Household Hazardous Waste Collection participation between Jackson and Perry Counties. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Misener reported that all indications are that the grant extension for Reed Station MHP will be approved.
IX. 18-3288 Payment of Ambulance Monthly Claims
A motion was made by Maxwell, seconded by Burke, to authorize payment of the Ambulance monthly claims in the amount of $34,261.86. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
X. 18-3289 Ambulance Director's Report
a. Accounts Receivable Cash
b. Activity Report
Misener reported that the accounts receivable cash is $237,024.08. He went on to report that there were 76 ambulance reports for 605 transports and 30 livery van transports.
XI. 18-3290 Approval of Physio Control LifePak 12 Annual Maintenance Agreement
Misener reported that it is time for the annual service contract for the Physio Control cardiac monitors. This is the last year that this contract can be renewed due to the fact that the LifePak 12 monitors are no long in production and repair parts are limited. He went on to say that new cardiac monitors cost about $35,000 and the Ambulance Service will need at least ten of them. This is something that should be considered during budget time this year. A motion was made by Maxwell, seconded by Nehring, to authorize and direct the County Board Chairman to sign the Physio Control cardiac monitor annual service plan. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
XII. 18-3291 OIG Audit Findings
Misener took time to report that the Office of the Inspector General Medicaid performed a desk audit for 2015 and 2016. They found that $2,047.96 was over billed and the Ambulance billing department was able to dispute it down to $152.41 of that $142.41 was billed in error because the Ambulance Service did not know that the patient was "in-patient" status (this amount will be recovered through another payer) and $10 was mileage for an auto accident when two patients were transported to the hospital in the same ambulance. Misener went on to point out that the $2,047.96 is down to $10 because of the hard work of his bil ling staff and that if the Ambulance Service billing was contracted out these results would not have happened.
XIII. 18-3292 Noise Ordinance
The committee reviewed the complaint sent to the District 5 board members from a citizen who is upset about the noise from his neighbors. Mueller mentioned that she spoke with a couple of people at the IACBM meeting in Mt. Vernon and they offered to give their Noise and Trash Ordinances to Jackson County to use. This item will remain on the agenda.
XIV. 18-3293 Discussion of Resolutions in Support of House Bills 772, 1468, 1467, 1664, 1465 and Senate Bill 1657
The committee decided they would like to review the House and Senate bills and discuss them at the next meeting.
XV. 18-3294 Armed Forces Benefits Association Presentation
Chiles gave a presentation to the committee on the benefits offered to first responders from the Armed Forces Benefit's Association. These are no exclusion policies available to any first responder. He would like permission from the Board to go into the first responder departments and speak with all of the staff about the insurance his organization offers. The committee coordinator informed the committee that in the past any supplimental insurance agency that wants to speak with employees has to come during the month of open enrollment and schedules time in the Board office for employees to come speak with them. Chiles stated that the way his organization operates is to go speak directly with the employees in the departments. The committee decided to send this decision to the Executive Committee for further review.
A motion was made by Mueller, seconded by Maxwell, to forward the discussion and decision whether to allow the Armed Forces Benefit's Association to speak with employees to the Executive Committee. The motion carried by unanimous vote.
Adjourn (6:03 pm)
Burke moved and Maxwell seconded to adjourn, motion carried.