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DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
BOARD OF HEALTH SUMMARY REPORT
May, 2017

EH May 16, 2017 summary:

The 2017 Emergency Insect Management Grant has been approved and although a slight reduction was incurred we will run another West Nile Virus mosquito control program for 2017.

The division has worked on several "201" exceptions and is in the process of working through the County and City to see the projects through the process.

Our septic program and property conveyance remain steady with some increase over last year.

EH has presented before the City Council and Finance Committee of the City Council in the process of revising the Massage Establishment and Therapist regulations. We have removed Tb testing and the letters of recommendation requirement in the massage regulations. In addition we have added a CLCHD Establishment License and or Therapist Permit requirement section in the City Ordinance and we will follow the process to fruition. Along the Food Regulation side we are working on a FDA Grant that will help fund our efforts in completing our standardization process and incorporate Manager Certification and eliminating bare hand contact with ready to eat food in the Food Regulations.

We are working with the County EMA and the State of Wyoming on the upcoming Solar Eclipse event. That is slated for August 21, 2017.

The statistical form for monthly numbers is attached.

HOME LOAN / SEPTIC PROGRAM:

New loan inspections evaluated were two (02).

Pre-Existing Loan inspections evaluated were twenty-six (26), an increase in loans of seventeen (17) as compared to the same time frame in 2016.

Residential septic permits issued were twenty-two (22).

Commercial septic permits issued were one (01).

Repair septic permits issued were three (03), an increase of ten (10) permits as compared to the same time frame in 2016.

Septic inspections were nineteen (19), an increase of twelve (12) inspections as compared to the same time frame in 2016.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT:

Plats, Subdivisions, Zone Changes and Variances Reviews:
Staff reviewed five (05) Cheyenne and Laramie County Site Plans.

FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM:

Food Service Establishment Plan Reviews:

  • Meadowlark Academy
  • T's Camping Essentials
  • Albertson's #66
  • Sapp Bros Travel Center
  • American Nails
  • Big D #32

Food Establishments – Opening/Closing:

Openings:

  • Outback Steakhouse-1626 Fleischli Pkwy
  • Big Country Speedway-4820 S Greeley Hwy
  • Little Caesars Pizza-800 S Greeley Hwy

 

Closings:

  • Outback Steakhouse-1626 Fleischli Pkwy
  • Little Caesars-800 S Greeley Hwy
  • Gryphon Games & Comic-1710 Central Ave
  • North Park Concession-3701 Ridge Rd
  • Just Like Grandma's-6905 Manhattan
  • Wyo Auto Racing Club-4820 S Greeley Hwy
  • El Poblano Mexican Restaurant-1720 Capitol Ave
  • Crème Coffee Wagon-302 Arkel Way

 

******All closings were due to a change in ownership or voluntary closures ******

Food Service Inspections:

Food Service Regular Inspections: 37. Total inspections were 132.

Itinerant (temporary) food service permits issued: 13.

Issued for the year: 33.

Itinerant Inspections: 0

Day Care Inspections: 7.

School Food Service Inspections: 19.

Bed & Breakfast Inspections: 2

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE INVESTIGATION:

Staff investigated (9) communicable disease reported cases.

SWIMMING POOLS:

Staff inspected no swimming pools, spas, or similar installations in April.

PLAGUE:

No activity this month.

CAMPGROUNDS:

EH is working with the County Fair Board for the Archer complex campground. We are also working with CLCHD PHRC, Laramie County Emergency Management Agency and the Wyoming Homeland Security on the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.

MASSAGE & BODY ART:

Staff inspected one (1) massage & one (1) body art establishments for the month of April. One (1) massage therapists was licensed in the month of April.

AGENCY MEETINGS:

  • Gary Hickman attended: Staff (3), BOH (1), State EPI (4), ERT (1), WNV EIMG (2), Dept Directors (2), Division Directors (2), County Solar Eclipse (1), County Planning (1), Strategic Planning (1)
  • Roy Kroeger attended: Staff (3), Strategic Plan mtg. (1), BOH (1), NEHA AEC Planning (1), NEHA Finance Comm. (1), ERT meeting, Division Directors mtg. (3)
  • Jennifer Escobedo attended: Staff (3), City mtg. (1), ERT mtg. (1)
  • Tiffany Gaertner attended: Staff (3), ERT mtg. (1), City mtg. (1)
  • Kimberly Burgess attended: Staff (4)
  • Sarah Cook attended: Staff (3)
  • Josie Prince attended: Staff (4)

TRAINING:

  • Nothing to report for April.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT:

  • Gary Hickman, Roy Kroeger, Jennifer Escobedo, Tiffany Gaertner, Kimmie Burgess, Sarah Cook, and Josie Prince worked the Home & Garden Show.
  • Gary Hickman, Roy Kroeger, Jennifer Escobedo, Tiffany Gaertner, Kimmie Burgess, Sarah Cook, and Josie Prince did the fit test for masks.
  • Jennifer Escobedo attended the ICS 100, 200, and 300 classes.
  • Josie Prince attended the Defensive Driving class.

WATER:
Approximately forty-two (42) water samples were drawn for April. (36) were satisfactory. (6) were unsatisfactory.

WESTNILE VIRUS:

EH was awarded a 2017 Emergency Insect Management Grant for the West Nile Virus mosquito control program. We have begun our preliminary work for this year's program. We have our new aerial applicator contract signed.

FIREWORKS:

Two firework stands were inspected for this month.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMPLAINT PROGRAMS:

Public Health Complaints:

17 Complaints Filed

1 Complaints Abated

5 Active & Pending

10 Inspected with No Further Action Taken

1 Referred to Other Agencies

Respectfully Submitted,

Gary M. Hickman, Deputy Director, Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department
Director Division of Environmental Health Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department