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

EH March 21, 2017 summary:

The Laramie County Water Steering committee has been decommissioned.

Our West Nile Virus Emergency Insect Management Grant for 2017 has been created and we are awaiting the new grant proposal form from Wyoming Department of Agriculture.

We have completed the West Nile Virus end of year report for Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality WYPEDS and submitted it before the end of February deadline.

Our septic program numbers remain steady and our property conveyance program is slightly ahead of last year.

EH is in the process of verifying that all Board of Health Regulations have been signed and filed with the County Clerk. We continue this ongoing endeavor with Campground Regulations next to be filed with the County Clerk.

We have had a personnel opening and have interviewed an additional applicant and have made offers of employment for an Environmental Health Specialist.

EH is in the process of updating the Massage Establishment and Therapist Regulations with changes in license and permit notification within the City Code and eliminating the Tb testing requirement.

EH is also pursuing a change in the Food Code with mandatory manager certification and no bare hand contact of ready to eat food.

The statistical form for monthly numbers is attached.

HOME LOAN / SEPTIC PROGRAM:

New loan inspections evaluated were nine (09).
Pre-Existing Loan inspections evaluated were twenty-one (21), an increase in loans of twenty-one (21) as compared to the same time frame in 2016.
Residential septic permits issued were five (05).
Commercial septic permits issued were one (01).
Repair septic permits issued were two (02), an increase of five (05) as compared to the same time frame in 2016.
Septic inspections were twelve (12), an increase of three (03) as compared to the same time frame in 2016.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT:

Plats, Subdivisions, Zone Changes and Variances Reviews:
Staff reviewed eight (08) Cheyenne and Laramie County Site Plans.

FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM:

Food Service Establishment Plan Reviews:

  • Johnson Jr. High School
  • The Crooked Cup
  • CHA Foxcrest Community
  • Carpenter Elementary Kitchen

Food Establishments – Opening/Closing:

Openings:

  • Apple Seed Academy-708 E Prosser Rd.
  • YMCA After School Care-1140 Yellowstone Rd.
  • Momma Bear Cubhouse-1516 Reiner Pl.

Closings:

  • K-Mart #3891-1840 Dell Range Blvd
  • Marv's Other Place-3543 E Lincolnway

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

Food Service Inspections:

Food Service Regular Inspections: 22 Total inspections were 65
Itinerant (temporary) food service permits issued: 5.Issued for the year: 7

Itinerant Inspections: 0

Day Care Inspections: 11
School Food Service Inspections: 3
Bed & Breakfast Inspections: 0

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE INVESTIGATION:

Staff investigated (0) communicable disease reported cases.

SWIMMING POOLS:

Staff inspected one (1) swimming pools, spas, or similar installations in February.

PLAGUE:

No activity during the month.

CAMPGROUNDS:

No activity during the month.

MASSAGE & BODY ART:

Staff inspected zero (0) massage establishments & one (1) body art establishment for the month of February. Four (4) massage therapists were licensed in the month of February.

AGENCY MEETINGS:

  • Gary Hickman attended: Staff (3), State EPI (3), BOH (1), County Commissioners (2), County Commissioners Agenda (1), Division Directors (1),
  • Roy Kroeger attended: Staff (4), Foodborne TTX mtg (1), NEHA BOD mtg (1), Division Directors (3), NEHA on ED Eval (1), Food Code mtg (1)
  • Kimberly Burgess attended: Staff (4)
  • Jennifer Escobedo attended: Staff (4), City mtg (2), Certified Manager mtg (1), Paul from DEQ mtg at staff
  • Sarah Cook attended: Staff (3), Superday mtg (1)
  • Tiffany Gaertner attended: Staff (4)

TRAINING:

  • Gary Hickman attended Mosquito meeting WCM & VCA.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT:

  • Gary Hickman, Roy Kroeger, Jennifer Escobedo, Tiffany Gaertner, Kimmie Burgess, and Sarah Cook attended the Foodborne Exercise.
  • Gary Hickman attended Mass Mayham.
  • Jennifer Escobedo, Tiffany Gaertner, and Kimmie Burgess attended the CPO class for 2 days.

WATER:
Approximately (41) water samples were drawn for February. (36) were satisfactory. (5) were unsatisfactory.

WESTNILE VIRUS:

WYPDES end of year report submitted to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The 2017 EIMG rough draft is prepared and ready for next season.

FIREWORKS:

No firework stands inspected for this month.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMPLAINT PROGRAMS:

Public Health Complaints:

16 Complaints Filed

2 Complaints Abated
6 Active & Pending
8 Inspected with No Further Action Taken
0 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