County Board Hears Reports From Mewes, Frederking

By Alex Haglund

At the meeting of the Washington County Board held on Tuesday, December 13, the board heard reports from County Supervisor of Assessments Sharon Mewes and from Washington County Health Department Administrator Sharon Frederking.

Mewes went up first and stated that everything was going well.

“Sidwell is on target to do our maps,” Mewes told the board, “but they have a very small window of time. It’ll be probably March.”

Mewes said that the window they were looking for would have mild weather and in particular, low winds and, “sometime before the leaves start.”

Mewes stated that she had hoped that the 2016 year would get wrapped up ahead of where last year’s was and that would get them more on track with other counties.

Frederking spoke to the board and relayed the statistics of what the Health Department did during the 2016 calendar year. The details of what she reported are below:

Food Program – (High=78, Medium=48, Low=10, Temp=5, Misc.=0) Inspections/Re-inspections 141; Food Complaints 7; Complaint Inspections 6; Total Facilities 83; Food Classes Taught 0 (0 Students)

Potable Water Programs – Well Inspections 1; Well Sealed 1; Permits Issued 1; Well Complaints 0; Private Water Analysis 9; Complaint Inspections 0

Private Sewage Programs – Permits Issued 33; Inspections/Consultations 33; Complaints 4; Complaint Inspections 4

Tanning – Number of Licensed Facilities 2; Number of New Facilities 0; Number of Routine Inspections 0; Complaints 0; Complaint Inspections 0

Nuisance Complaints – Number of Complaints 0; Number of Inspections 0

Mortgage Inspections – Number of Inspections 0

Body Art – Number of Licensed Facilities 0; Number of New Facilities 0; Number of Routine/New Inspections 0; Complaints 0; Complaint Inspections 0

Vector Control – Number of One Hour Classes Taught 2 (11 Students); Complaints 2; 70 Mosquito Traps Set, 70 Batches Tested; 0 Positive Batches

Solid Waste – 0 Electronic Recycling Collection Conducted; Total Weight lbs 0 pounds (only event recorded)

Family Case Management – Current Case Load – 66 (12 Pregnant, 42 Infants, 12 Children)

Home Visits – 14 (Elizabeth 6, Joyce 8) Decreased requirements for Home Visits

WIC – Current Case Load 192

Tuberculosis Control – Skin Test Administered 103; Active TB Cases None; Inactive TB Cases None; LTBI Case None

Communicable Disease Control/Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Chlamydia 17; Gonorrhea 2; HIV 1; Chronic Hepatitis C 9; Chronic Hepatitis B 1; Chronic Q Fever 2; Erlichiosis/Anaplasmosis 1; Cryptosporidiosis 2; Salmonellosis 3; Camphylobacterosis 1; Histoplasmosis 1; Varicella 1; Haemophilus Influenza 1; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 2

Immunization Program – 556 VFC Immunizations Given: DTaP, Td, Tdap, IPV, MMR, Hep B, Hep A, Hib, DtaP/IPV/HIB (Pentacel), Varicella, Pneumococcal (PCV13), HPV (Gardasil), Meningocoal (MCV4), Rotavirus

943 Private Stock Immunizations Given – Hepatitis A Adult 2; Hepatitis B Adult 18; Td Adult 2; Tdap (Adacel) 36; Flu (Seasonal) 885

Other Services – Lab Services: Lead 31 (State); PSA Screenings 107; Health Profiles 351; CMP 20; Lipid 16; CBC 11; TSH 310; T4 Free 48; A1C 51; Vit D 24; Vit B12 11; Prothrombin Time 20; Other Tests 80; Vision Screening 329; Hearing Screenings 394; Jail Services – 24 Visits (96 Inmates)