The Henry County Board of Well being Tuesday authorised the primary studying on proposed meals charges for the 2021-22 license 12 months.
The division follows a price methodology set by the state which relies on how a lot time is spent in this system to find out the charges for the following 12 months. Nevertheless, the merchandising license can solely be elevated by the Shopper Value Index, which is presently 2.3%.
Environmental Well being Director Jon Lindsay famous, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing closures, time spent in some a part of this system has gone down.
“Mainly, what’s occurred, you’ll see a lower with the eating places, grocery shops,” Lindsay mentioned. “Cellular amenities, for probably the most half, are nonetheless up and working, so these truly went up somewhat bit.”
Whereas noting that the division didn’t have as many momentary facility licenses because it usually would have, Lindsay mentioned the price of this system elevated barely, resulting in a proposed enhance of 41 cents.
Within the danger classification class, the next charges are proposed for amenities lower than 25,000 sq. toes: Stage 1 can be $112.76, a lower of $8.58; Stage 2 can be $127.33, a lower of $9.67; Stage 3 can be $245.62, a lower of $18.52; and Stage 4 can be $312.04, a lower of $23.49. For amenities greater than 25,000 sq. toes, the next charges are proposed: Stage 1 can be $164.04, a lower of $12.41; Stage 2 can be $172.78, a lower of $13.07; Stage 3 can be $618.54, a lower of $46.43; and Stage 4 can be $655.84, a lower of $49.21.
The cellular facility license can be $221.09, a rise of $9.64, whereas the momentary facility license payment can be $26.95 per day, a rise of 41 cents. The merchandising location payment can be $16.36, a rise of 36 cents.
A public listening to will probably be scheduled to obtain feedback on the proposed charges, and two extra readings will probably be scheduled by the board.
•Accredited the Secure Communities Grant within the quantity of $35,000.
•Accredited a further private contract with Alysa Brief for interpretive companies for contact tracing actions. The contract is to not exceed $600.
•Accredited a memorandum of understanding with Henry County Hospital as some extent of meting out (POD) website. The aim of PODs is to have a course of for offering facility workers, workers households and facility residents with prophylactic vaccinations or different medicines within the occasion of a public well being emergency declared by the State of Ohio or federal authorities. The board has comparable agreements with long-term care amenities within the county.
•Accredited flu vaccine charges for 2020-21 and there are not any modifications from final 12 months.
•Accredited the 2021 well being division finances.
•Held an government session relating to self-discipline, compensation and employment of a public worker. No motion was reported following the session.
The board’s subsequent assembly will probably be Oct. 20.