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<br />r,. <br /> <br />COMMUNICABLE <br />DISEASE CONTROL <br /> <br />, <br />PUBLIC HEALTH <br />NURSING <br /> <br />HOME <br />NURSING <br /> <br />VITAL <br />STATISTICS <br /> <br />ENVIRONMENTAL <br />.!"i EAL TH <br /> <br />HEALTH <br />EDUCATION <br /> <br /> <br />JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />802 SHERIDAN PORT TOWNSEND, WASH. 99388 <br /> <br />(208) 385.0722 <br /> <br />Board Members: <br /> <br />:1:t.'IllM:.;l.U.,;.u- <br />Minutes: July 18, 1984 <br />Staff Membe....s: <br /> <br />B.G. Brown, Chairman <br />A.M. O'Meara, Member <br />John L. Pitts, Member <br />Brent S. Shirley, Member <br /> <br />Randall H. Durant, R.S. <br />Gretchen Gephart. D.O.N. <br />Joseph Fischnaller, M.D. <br />Gael Stuart, Administrator <br /> <br />Chairman B.G. Brown called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. <br />Mayor Brent Shirley and Randall M. Durant were not in attendance. Joan <br />Eayes of Environmental Health was in attendance to answer questions dir- <br />ected at that department. <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes of the June 20, 1984 meeting <br />were approved as read on the motion of Commissioner O'Meara, seconded <br />by Chairman O'Meara. <br /> <br />NURSING DIRECTOR REPORT: Gretchen Gephart reported that at <br />mid-year the Health Department has served approximately 1,000 more people <br />than at the same time last year, and this figure does not include any <br />telephone intervention. This is more than Clallam County served in pro- <br />p.srtion t~l'oPlllation during the same period of time. <br /> <br />Some interesting statistics being used to prepare figures ~0- :ran~, <br />are: The population of persons aged 0 to 14 should increase 6.3% over <br />the next five years. Poverty levels presently run at 77.6% of famil~es <br />with children under age 6 in .Jefferson County and 46'/0 for famiU"es with <br />children in the 6 to 18 year age group. <br /> <br />ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH REPORT: Gael Stuart noted that the first six <br />month report was compiled trom actual figures for 1983 and year to date <br />for 1984 and comparing those figures against the six month projection <br />for 1984. The additional 30 septic tank and 34 site evaluations indicate <br />an increase of 33% and explain the need for extra summer help to <br />take care of the backlog. <br /> <br />John Hayes, the Registered Sanitarian helping ou~ for the Summer, when <br />asked to comment advised that with the summer staff of three it is possible <br />to keep up with the workload and make sure inspections are done wi~hin <br />a week of application, but with the normal staff of two there will be <br />a two to two and one-half week backlog. This backlog could possibly <br />increase now that the new regulation requiring a final inspection on <br />all septic tank installations is in effect. <br />