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Board of Health Meeting, Dec. 13

Amendment to District’s Charter and Adoption of 2017 Budget to be Focus

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health is expected to take action on the 2017 budget and a proposed amendment to the Snohomish Health District’s charter. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

In response to the upcoming retirement of Dr. Gary Goldbaum as health officer and director of the District as of March 31, 2017, the Board will be discussing a charter amendment (see attached). If approved, the amendment would separate the health officer and administrator functions into two distinct positions. Recruitment of a new health officer is expected to begin soon.

In addition to swearing in newly elected County Councilmember Sam Low as he returns to the Board of Health, and recognition of outgoing Board member Ken Klein, the Board is expected to adopt the 2017 budget. The Snohomish Health District’s proposed 2017 budget will be available online at on Thursday, Dec. 8.                      

Board of Health Agenda

1.     Call to Order

2.     Special Business 

a.     Oath of Office: Swearing-in of new Board Member Sam Low

3.     Roll Call

4.     Approval of Minutes for the Regular Meeting of November 8, 2016

5.     Consent Agenda

a.     Approval of vouchers and Resolution 16-018 authorizing November 2016 expenditures for
Health District and PHEPR fund 

6.     Public Comment

7.     Standing Reports

a.     Financial Report (J. Chapman, no presentation) 

8.     Briefings

a.     Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) oral report (PHAC Chair Brant Wood)

b.     Executive Committee (B. Sullivan; A. Fraley-Monillas)

c.     Real Estate Committee (S. Wright)

d.     Budget Ad Hoc (B. Sullivan) 

9.     Action Items

a.     Approve appointment of three new members to the Public Health Advisory Council (G. Goldbaum)

b.     Approve SHD Labor and Employment Legal Counsel contract with Summit Law for 2017-19 (P. Mayer, T. Smith)

c.     Approve WSU subcontract for SNAP-Ed services (C. Shambach)

d.     Approve renewal of software maintenance agreement with Netsmart Technologies, Inc. (J. Chapman)

e.     Approve Resolution 16-019 regarding a change in Health Officer/Administrator leadership structure
and amending Article V of the SHD Board of Health Charter (G. Goldbaum, P. Mayer, T. Smith)

f.      Approve Resolution 16-020 adopting the 2017 SHD Budget (P. Mayer, J. Chapman) 

10. Chair’s Report

a.     Recognition of Service: Ken Klein

b.     Recommendations regarding committees and time/dates of Board of Health meetings

c.     Extending and staggering Board member terms

11. Health Officer’s Report

12. Information Items

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

  • Real Estate Committee – Dec. 14, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Executive Committee – Dec. 19, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Board of Health – Jan. 10, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

13. Adjournment

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 Friday, December 9, 2016.

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