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Board of Health Meeting, September 13

District’s Situation Assessment Report to be Focus of Upcoming Meeting

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will receive a briefing from staff at The William D. Ruckelshaus Center based on their situation assessment report for the Snohomish Health District. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

The Board commissioned Ruckelshaus to conduct the assessment to assist in its deliberations about whether to explore potentially consolidating the Health District into County government, while also obtaining input regarding the purpose, role, governance structure and funding strategy for public health in Snohomish County. The Ruckelshaus team conducted interviews with 73 individuals over the past few months, and this report and briefing will highlight key themes and findings, as well as recommendations on next steps.

Once received from The Ruckelshaus Center, the final report will be made available on our website in advance of the meeting.       

Board of Health Agenda

1.     Call to Order

2.     Roll Call

3.     Approval of Minutes of the Regular Meeting of August 9, 2016

4.     Consent Agenda

a.     Approval of vouchers and Resolution 16-013 authorizing August 2016 expenditures for Health District and PHEPR fund  

5.     Public Comment

6.     Special Business

a.     Proclamation in honor of Steve Uberti and his service to the Health District as General Legal Counsel 

7.     Action Items

a.     Approve Weed, Graafstra & Associates contract for General Legal Counsel  (SR 16-052;P. Mayer, T. Smith) 

8.     Briefing

a.     Ruckelshaus Center Assessment Report (Final assessment report forthcoming; P. Mayer, H. Thomas)

b.     2017 Budget Kick-off/Process Overview (Brief presentation, no staff report; P. Mayer)

c.     Financial Report (SR 16-054; J. Chapman, no presentation) 

9.     Chair’s Report

10.    Health Officer’s Report

SR 16-053 – G. Goldbaum

11.    Information Items

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

1)     2017 Budget Ad Hoc Committee meetings:

  • Sept. 19, 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 29, 10 a.m.
  • Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m.

2)     Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) – Sept. 28, 7:45 a.m.

3)     Board of Health – Oct. 11, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

12.   Adjournment

Reception following in honor of Steve Uberti and his service to the Health District as General Legal Counsel for over 35 years

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 Linda Carl, 425.339.5210; Relay: 711; Email To request reasonable accommodations, please contact Ms. Carl by Monday, September 12, 2016.

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