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<br />JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH <br />MINUTES <br />Thursday, August 21, 2003 <br /> <br />Board Members: <br />Dan Tittemess, Member - County Commissioner District # 1 <br />Glen Huntinlford, Vice Chair - County Commissioner District #2 <br />J udi Mackey - County Commissioner District #3 <br />Geoffrey Masci, Chairman - Port Townsend City Council <br />JiD Buhler, Member - Hospital Commissioner District #2 <br />Sheila Westerman, Member - Citizen at w1J!,e (City) <br />Rbberta Frissell, Member - Citizen at w1J!,e (County) <br /> <br />Sta'Members: <br />Jean Baldwin, Healih & Human Services <br />Director <br />wrry F'!)', Environmental Health Director <br />Julia Danskin, Nursing Services Director <br />Thomas Locke, MD, Health Officer <br /> <br />Ex-o~cio <br />David Sullivan, PUD #1 <br /> <br />Chairman Masci called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. All Board and Staff members were present. <br />There was a quorum. <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF AGENDA <br /> <br />Member Frissell moved to approve the agenda with the addition of Informational Item - Dissolved <br />Oxygen Report, and New Business Item 5 - OSS Licensure. Commissioner Huntingford seconded <br />the motion, which carried by a unanimous vote. <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br /> <br />Commissioner Titterness moved to approve the minutes of July 17,2003. Member Buhler <br />seconded the motion, which carried by a unanimous vote. <br /> <br />PUBLIC COMMENT <br /> <br />Dale Wurtsmith referred to his August 12,2003 letter to Chairman Masci (also copied for the rest of the <br />Board), in which he requested that his company, EnviroCheck, be issued a Permanent Operations and <br />Maintenance license based on their working knowledge, training and experience in the business of <br />evaluating existing on-site septic systems. He reminded the Board that they had issued him a Provisional <br />License two years ago while he waited for the Washington On-Site Sewage Association (WOSSA) and <br />other agencies to develop a standardized statewide test for operation and maintenance - a test that has <br />yet to be created. Citing the difficulty in attracting business partners with just a provisional license, he <br />asked to be grandfathered and issued a permanent license. He went on to recommend that anyone with <br />two years experience with operation and maintenance also be grandfathered. <br /> <br />Member Westerman asked about Mr. Wurtsmith's willingness, as ongoing education, to take a test when <br />it becomes available as a part of issuing a permanent license? When Mr. Wurtsmith asked why a <br />