MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Board of Health took up a number of issues at its January meeting Wednesday night.
Fiscal Officer Linette Vance reported the figures of the temporary budget for 2011 which had been estimated balances were now actual balances with one change.
“The (Knox County) auditor’s office lowered the amount they estimated we would get from the health levy by $17,000,” she said. “That went from $414,300 to $397,300. So I had to make that adjustment.”
In other business:
•The board approved to accept a $1,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for litter prevention education.
•Approved to enter into a one-year continuation of a contract with the Delaware, Knox, Marion and Morrow Solid Waste District for solid waste enforcement and monitoring for $33,475.
•Approved the purchase of equipment and supplies to perform water quality screening.
•Continued the use of Melanie Small as an Intermittent Occupational Therapist and Gloria Small as an intermittent Physical Therapist with no changes.
•Discussed the three-month evaluation of the Health Commissioner Julie Miller and the revision of the Board of Health manual, neither of which is complete.
•Heard a report from Environmental Health Director Stuart Lentz that progress was being made on the property at 3 Maplewood Ave. in Mount Vernon.
“They have cleaned out the nastiest of the nasty stuff from the building,” he said. “Progress is being made on the property. There is just some old broken furniture and other items left in it. The city is still looking to demolish the building by the end of February.”
The next Board of Health meeting will be Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the health department conference room. Meetings are open to the public.