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<br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH <br />MINUTES <br />Thursday, October 18,2001 <br /> <br />Board Members: <br />Dan Titterness, Member - County Commissioner District # 1 <br />Glen Huntingford, Member - County CommÙJ'ioner DÙtritt #2 <br />Richard U7qjr. Member - County Commissioner District #3 <br />Geoffrry MaJ'd, Member - Port Town.rend City Council <br />Jill Buhler, Chairman - Ho.rpital Commi.rsioner District #2 <br />Sheila U7esterman, Vice Chairman - Citizen at Lal~;e (City) <br />Roberta Fris.rell - Citizen at Large (County) <br /> <br />StatfMembers: <br />Jean Baldwin, Nursing Service.r Director <br />Larry Fcry, Environmental Health Direttor <br />Thoma.r Locke, MD, Health O.ffìcer <br /> <br />Chairman Buhler called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. All Board and Staff members were present <br />with the exception of Vice Chair Westerman. Member Masci moved to approve the agenda. <br />Commissioner Huntingford seconded the motion, which carried by a unanimous vote. <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br /> <br />Member Masci moved to approve the minutes of September 20,2001 with one correction noted by <br />Member Frissell on Page 2, paragraph 5: In the last sentence, the words "of not" should be replaced with <br />"under." Commissioner Huntingford seconded the motion, which carried by a unanimous vote. <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENT <br /> <br />Dale Wurtsmith read his letter to the Board restating his recommendation that all properties with on-site <br />sewage systems be required to have an Evaluation of an Existing System (EES) inspection, including <br />those systems currently monitored by PUD as well as homes sold under the PUD contract. He feels the <br />septic tank must be inspected to determine if the system is functioning satisfactorily. Looking only at a <br />pump chamber for an indication of failure is reactive rather than preventive. He stressed that <br />homeowners should be allowed to choose to have their system monitored by someone other than the <br />PUD. He also pointed out that he cannot compete with the County inspection at a cost of $100. <br /> <br />In response to questions from the Board, Larry Fay explained the difference between an EES, an <br />Advanced EES, and a real estate inspection. He noted a provision in the on-site sewage code which says <br />that an EES Ís not required if monitoring is being provided by the PUD. <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />Member Masci expressed support for requiring an EES at the time of sale. He suggested a privatization <br />model for on-site inspections in which the fees could be included in the property closing costs. <br />