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Board of Health Meeting, November 10

District to Hold Public Hearings on 2016 Budget and Revised Vaping Ordinance

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will hold public hearings on the Snohomish Health District’s 2016 preliminary budget, as well as a revised ordinance for vaping and vapor products. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.


RESOURCE:   Snohomish Health District’s 2016 Preliminary Budget


Use of vapor products is largely unregulated and rapidly increasing, especially among youth. In addition to the nicotine, vaping may expose users and by-standers to harmful toxins like formaldehyde and heavy metals. The vapor products ordinance is designed to protect the public's health by prohibiting vaping in public places and by regulating sales of vapor products to reduce access by underage youth.


RESOURCES:   Draft Vapor Products Code – Sanitary Code, Chapter 14 (Revised)

                           Summary of Proposed Chapter 14 (Revised)

                           Summary of Process and Changes to Vapor Product Ordinance

                           Public Comments Received October 8-23, 2015


The public hearings will be time-limited due to the tight agenda on Tuesday. Those wishing to speak will be asked to sign in and will receive up to three minutes to share comments, depending on the number of speakers signed in. Following the public hearing, it is anticipated that the Board will take a vote on the draft vaping ordinance.


Board of Health Agenda


Call to order


Roll call


Approval of Minutes from Regular Meeting on October 13, 2015


Consent Agenda

a.  Approval of vouchers and Resolution 15-14 authorizing October expenditures for
     Health District and PHEPR fund.



Public Comment


Chair’s Report




Health Officer Report


SR15-082 G. Goldbaum



Public Hearings and Action Items


a.  SIPP Phase II: Vaping & Vapor Products – Second Reading and Vote
     (SR15-083 M. Shield; H. Thomas)

b.  2016 Preliminary Budget – Follow-up/Recap; Review of Capital Improvement Program;
     Review of Agency
Fee Schedule; Conduct Public Hearing
     (SR15-084 P. Mayer; J. Chapman)

c.  Authorize Design Contract with Department of Enterprise Services
     (SR15-086 T. Smith; P. Mayer)




  Update on Proposed Transition of Health District to Snohomish County Government
     update (SR15-087 K. Klein; P. Mayer)



Committee Reports and Standing Reports

  Finance Report (SR15-085 J. Chapman, no presentation)
b.  Mid-Year Budget Review (SR15-088 J. Chapman, no presentation)



Information Items

  Review of upcoming meetings. (All meetings held at Snohomish Health District unless
     otherwise noted)

2016 Budget Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting #4 – November 20, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

(2) Public Health Advisory Council – November 25, 2015, 7:45 – 9:15 AM

(3) Board of Health – December 8, 2015, 3:00 - 5:00 PM





The public is invited to attend. Parking and meeting rooms are accessible for persons with disabilities. Questions or additional information about the board meeting may be obtained by contacting Lorie Ochmann, 425.339.5210; Relay: 711; Email To request reasonable accommodations, please contact Ms. Ochmann by Monday, November 9, 2015.


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