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DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
BOARD OF HEALTH SUMMARY REPORT
March 2019

EH March 2019 summary:

EH has completed and submitted the 2019 West Nile Virus Emergency Insect Management Grant Application. We have conversed with our partners and contractors and await the grant meeting scheduled for 4/23/2019.

Two staff attended the West Central Vector & Mosquito Control Association meeting in Layton Utah.

EH staff has counseled several Food Freedom Act providers on proper food items allowed under the Act. Several plan to get licensed to comply with the Wyoming and Cheyenne-Laramie County Food Rule.

New growth remains steady in regulated business areas, food establishments, daycare, massage and water features.  We have opened several new food establishments and several more are pending opening.

Oil and Gas activities appear to remain positive with more growth continuing. The Division attended two Oil and Gas meetings one regarding current activity and another on planned future development.

The statistical form for monthly numbers is attached.

HOME LOAN / SEPTIC PROGRAM:

New loan inspections evaluated were (00).
Pre-Existing Loan inspections evaluated were seventeen (17), a decrease in loans of nine (09) as compared to the same time frame in 2018.
Residential septic permits issued were four (04).
Commercial septic permits issued were three (03).
Repair septic permits issued were (00), a decrease of fifteen (15) as compared to the same time frame in 2018.
Septic inspections were four (04), a decrease of seven (07) as compared to the same time frame in 2018.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT:

Plats, Subdivisions, Zone Changes and Variances Reviews:
Staff reviewed eleven (11) Cheyenne and Laramie County Site Plans.

FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM:

Food Service Establishment Plan Reviews:

  • Central Ent. DBA The Metropolitan
  • Taco John’s
  • Cheyenne Botanic Garden
  • McDonalds #5701

Food Establishments - Opening/Closing:

Openings:

  • Abarrotes Albin
  • Make A Mess & Make Believe
  • Snow Elk Coffee Co.
  • Dad’s Donuts, Inc.
  • Pizza Hut #263
  • R&R At Cheyenne BJJ
  • Pizza Hut #262
  • Napolis
  • China King

Closings:

  • R&R Fitness Kitchen (King of Glory)
  • China King
  • Make A Mess & Make Believe
  • Pizza Hut #263
  • Pizza Hut #262
  • Lanny’s Home Made Ice Cream

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

Food Service Inspections:

Food Service Regular Inspections: 33 Total inspections were 96.
Itinerant (temporary) food service permits issued: 03. Issued for the year: 05.

Itinerant Inspections: 1.

Day Care Inspections: X.
School Food Service Inspections: 12.
Bed & Breakfast Inspections: 2.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE INVESTIGATION:

Staff investigated (00) communicable disease reported cases.

SWIMMING POOLS:

Staff inspected one (01) swimming pools, spas, or similar installations in March.

CAMPGROUNDS:

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

MASSAGE & BODY ART:

Staff inspected one (01) massage therapist and five (05) body art establishments for the month of March. One (01) new body artist was licensed in the month of March.

AGENCY MEETINGS:

  • Gary Hickman attended: Staff (2), State EPI (3), Div Dir (3), Food Freedom Vendor (1), ISC @EMA (1), HAPPI Mtg (1), Oil & Gas meeting (1)
  • Roy Kroeger attended: Staff (2), FDA PFP Mtg (1), Div Dir (2), Dept Quarterly Staff (1), Food Vendor Mtg (1), NEHA AEC Comm (1), BOH (1), NEHA BOD Mtg (1), NEHA Finance (1), HAPPI Mtg (1)
  • Jennifer Escobedo attended: Staff (2), City Mtg (1), HAPPI Mtg (1), West Central Mosq & Vector Control Assoc (1), Sprosty Mtg (1)
  • Tiffany Gaertner attended: Staff, Quarterly Staff, HAPPI Mtg
  • Kimberly Burgess attended: Staff (2), Quarterly Staff (1), Superday Mtg (1)
  • Shelby Reinert attended: Staff (2), Quarterly Staff (1), HAPPI Mtg (1)
  • Josie Prince attended: Staff (2), Quarterly Staff (1), HAPPI Mtg (1)
  • Noel Udell attended: Staff (2), Quarterly Staff (1), HAPPI Mtg (1)

STAFF DEVELOPMENT:

  • Gary Hickman attended: MAHC Webinar, WCM & VCA
  • Roy Kroeger attended: MAHC Webinar
  • Jennifer Escobedo attended: FD 218, MAHC Webinar
  • Tiffany Gaertner attended: FD 218, MAHC Webinar
  • Kimberly Burgess attended: FD 218, MAHC Webinar
  • Shelby Reinert attended: FDA 218, MAHC Webinar
  • Josie Prince attended: FDA 218, MAHC Webinar
  • Noel Udell attended: FD 218, MAHC Webinar

STAFF TRAINING:

  • Gary Hickman attended: Bridges Out of Poverty, CPR
  • Roy Kroeger attended: I Am Environmental Health at Colorado State Univ.

WATER:
Approximately seventeen (17) water samples were drawn for March. (15) were satisfactory. (00) were unsatisfactory.

WESTNILE VIRUS:

No human cases of WNV reported to date.

FIREWORKS:

No firework stands inspected for this month.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMPLAINT PROGRAMS:

Public Health Complaints:

12 Complaints File
0 Complaints Abated
4 Active & Pending
8 Inspected with No Further Action Taken
0 Referred to Other Agencies

Respectfully Submitted,

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