MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Board of Health faced a light agenda at its monthly meeting Wednesday evening.
In non-action items the continuing saga of the solid waste nuisance at the Proper residence at 11337 Armentrout Road in Berlin Township took a new turn. After getting two estimates for the cleanup of the property, the board set up a meeting with Proper only to have to cancel it when Proper informed the board he had retained an attorney. Knox County Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Springer resubmitted a contempt of court order against Proper. The matter will now head back to court.
The sewage system and private water supply problem at 21241 Coshocton Ave. has been corrected with improvements to the systems finished. These have been inspected and approved by the board. Springer filed a motion to dismiss the case with the court on Nov. 5.
Health Commissioner Dennis Murray reported on the need to install a sanitary sewer system to serve the area along North Sandusky Street and Northview Drive. This area was not connected to a sanitary sewer system when sewers were installed in the area several years ago, according to Murray. The failure of sewer systems serving homes in the area has caused a nuisance condition making the installation of a new system necessary. Murray said in order to get funding for the project, the board needed to make a declaration of the need for sanitary sewers in the area. The board approved the declaration.
In other business:
•The board held a second consideration of fee regulation 103 revisions.
•Approved a one-year contract renewal with K&M Cleaners for cleaning the interior and exterior of the board of health building.
•Approved the employment of Tom Noonen R.N. as a part-time service coordinator with the Help Me Grow program; Vicky Lackeonen O.T. as an occupational therapist for the Home Health Program; and Kara Kowalski as a full-time dental clerical specialist for the Dental Clinic.
•Approved the continuation of the employee health insurance for 2010.
•Murray also announced the Knox County Educational Service Center awarded its Partnership award to the Knox County Board of Health for its contributions in working with local schools and for being a valuable resource in maintaining the health and welfare of students and school staff.
The next meeting of the Knox County Board of Health will be Dec. 16.