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DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
BOARD OF HEALTH SUMMARY REPORT
September 2018

EH September 2018 summary:

EH has a new inspector and her first full week was spent in a food training seminar. We are taking her out in the field to acquaint her with all of the programs.

Aerial application on the third round of flights was completed in one day with 2 flights which covered the more populated drainages of Crow, Lodgepole and Muddy Creek, plus the lagoons of Albin Burns and Pine Bluffs, Saturday September 22, 2018.

Mosquito light traps have been set and run every Wednesday or Thursday night since they were purchased at the end of July. We have to date fifteen trap nights but our counts have been low, hopefully due to the effect of the larvacide program we are running.

Rural property conveyance and residential and commercial septic programs have remained strong through the summer and appear to be stable going into the fall.

EH and PHN conducted a joint elevated blood lead home investigation. We have seen an uptick in these investigations as more children are being tested for lead.

Frontier Park fly control is winding down but we have been refilling Trap n Toss every two weeks through the end of September. We have removed our equipment from Frontier Park, and the traps are still catching flies.

HOME LOAN / SEPTIC PROGRAM:

New loan inspections evaluated were four (04).
Pre-Existing Loan inspections evaluated were twenty-eight (28), a decrease in loans of twenty-nine (29) as compared to the same time frame in 2017.
Residential septic permits issued were five (05).
Commercial septic permits issued were three (03).
Repair septic permits issued were zero (00), an increase of thirty (30) as compared to the same time frame in 2017.
Septic inspections were eighteen (18), a decrease of six (06) as compared to the same time frame in 2017.

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:

  • Panera Bread
  • Adora Day Spa
  • R&R Fitness Kitchen
  • Little Monkeys
  • Destination Taiwan

Food Establishments - Opening/Closing:

Openings:

  • Little Monkeys
  • Prairie House Home Goods
  • Dazbog
  • Wyoming Home Store, Inc
  • Border Dogs, Inc.
  • Creative Compass
  • Stride Learning Center-Yellowstone
  • Yana's Home Preschool

Closings:

  • Dodson for Senate
  • Discovery World Family CC Center
  • Wyoming Home
  • Dazbog Coffee
  • Yana's Home Preschool
  • Jungle Gym Child Care
  • Weenie Wrangler Hot Dog Stand
  • Dad's Café & Catering
  • Shelley's Playhouse
  • Kirklands #689
  • Galaxy Café LLC
  • Alpha Omega Nutrition

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

Food Service Inspections:

Food Service Regular Inspections: 18 Total inspections were 397.
Itinerant (temporary) food service permits issued: two (02). Issued for the year: 224.

Itinerant Inspections: 0.

Day Care Inspections: 5.
School Food Service Inspections: 19.
Bed & Breakfast Inspections: 2.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE INVESTIGATION:

Staff investigated (00) communicable disease reported cases.

SWIMMING POOLS:

Staff inspected three (03) swimming pools, spas, or similar installations in September.

CAMPGROUNDS:

Staff inspected (0) campground facilities in the month of XX.

MASSAGE & BODY ART:

Staff inspected one (01) body art establishment for the month of September. One (01) new massage therapist and two (02) new body artist were licensed in the month of September.

AGENCY MEETINGS:

  • Gary Hickman attended: Staff (2), State EPI (2), Co Comm Agenda (1), Co Comm (1), Co Planning (3), CFD Hotwash (1), 5th Penny presentations (3), BOH (1), ERT RAD
  • Roy Kroeger attended: Staff (2), NEHA Exec Comm (2), WEHA AEC Planning (1), PFP Governing Council (1), Oktoberfest Mtg (1), WEHA Annual Business Mtg, CEHA Annual Business Mtg (1), FDA/PFP Train & Cert. Workgroup (1), Div Directors (3), NEHA Finance Comm (1), NEHA Membership Comm (1)
  • Jennifer Escobedo attended: Staff (2), WEHA/WFSC Mtg, City Mtg (1), FDA Standardization Mtg (1), Health Space Mtg (1), Rad Pod Mtg (1)
  • Tiffany Gaertner attended: Staff (2), WEHA Annual Mtg, WFSC Annual Mtg (1), WEHA Planning Mtg (1), GIS Teck Mtg (1), CFD Mtg (1)
  • Kimberly Burgess attended: WEHA Annual Mtg, WFSC Annual Mtg, Staff (2)
  • Shelby Reinert attended: WEHA Annual Mtg, WFSC Annual Mtg, Staff (2)
  • Josie Prince attended: WEHA Annual Mtg, WFSC Annual Mtg, Staff (2)
  • Noel Udell attended: WEHA Annual Mtg, WFSC Annual Mtg

STAFF DEVELOPMENT:

  • Gary Hickman attended: WEHA/FDA AEC, COOP FEMA Continuity of Operations.
  • Roy Kroeger attended: WEHA/FDA AEC, CEHA AEC
  • Jennifer Escobedo attended: WEHA/FDA AEC, CPR
  • Tiffany Gaertner attended: WEHA/FDA AEC, CPR
  • Kimberly Burgess attended: WEHA/FDA AEC
  • Shelby Reinert attended: WEHA/FDA AEC
  • Josie Prince attended: WEHA/FDA AEC
  • Noel Udell attended: WEHA/FDA AEC

WATER:
Approximately (101) water samples were drawn for September. (73) were satisfactory. (28) were unsatisfactory.

WESTNILE VIRUS:

Final aerial flight number three completed. No human cases of WNV reported to date. Ground crews still operating through October 31.

FIREWORKS:

No firework stands were inspected this month.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMPLAINT PROGRAMS:

Public Health Complaints:

06 Complaints Filed
00 Complaints Abated
01 Active & Pending
04 Inspected with No Further Action Taken
01 Referred to Other Agencies

Respectfully Submitted,

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