AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY Agenda Date: Date Created: Agenda Item : Item Title: Action Needed: Class of Item: List of Exhibits Recommended Action: Item Description: 06/14/2018 5/15/2018 3 Created by: Chris Hawkins, Program Manager - Public Health and Social Services - 360-867-2513 Presenter:
867-2503 Presenter: Art Starry, Environmental Health Division Director - Public Health and Social Services - 360-867-2587 Presenter 2: Timothy Wilson, Noxious Weed and Lakes Management Manager - Public Works - 360-786-5831
Parrotfeather prescription 061418 special meeting.pdf PDF File 2.12 MB Move to approve the Aquatic Nuisance Weed Control Prescription for Parrotfeather The Board of County Commissioners adopted the Thurston County Pesticide Use Policy in 1989. The policy was revised in 1993 and 2014 and renamed the Thurston County Pest and Vegetation
the recommended pesticide are reviewed by the Vegetation Management Coordinator and the Pest and Vegetation Management Advisory Committee (PVMAC) before going to the Board of Health for approval. The prescription coming before the Board today is for Parrotfeather. Parrotfeather is a native of South
into natural systems parrotfeather forms dense stands that can dominate the flora of shallow lakes and streams. Large infestations are in southwestern Washington counties, including the Chehalis River. Parrotfeather infestations can dramatically alter an aquatic ecosystem by lowering dissolved oxygen and pH. These changes in water chemistry, as well as the physical effect of the dense plant beds, degrade the habitat value for fish and other organisms. Parrotfeather also creates an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
prescription and recommends approval. The Thurston County Pest and Vegetation Management Policy includes the following criteria that must be used by the Board of Heath when reviewing pest management prescriptions: 1. The pest and vegetation problem has been assessed, and control is deemed necessary; 2. The use of the pesticide is a necessary element of the integrated pest and vegetation
Written Findings of the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board, October, 1994. https://www.nwcb.wa.gov/images/weeds/Myriophyllum- aquaticum.pdf DiTomaso, J.M., G.B Kyser et al. 2013. Weed Control in Natural Areas in the Western United States. Weed Research and Information Center, Univer- sity of California. 544 pp. Active Ingredient (Trade Name Example) Rates Mix (For larger volumes, refer to label rates) Aquatic applications (Licensed applicators only) Imazapyr (Habitat ) 1 Add 1.3oz. (2.6 Tablespoons) concentrated product per gallon of water. Glyphosate (Aquamaster ) 1.75 Add 2.3 oz (3.5 Tablespoons) concentrated product per gallon of water. Triclopyr (Element 3A ) 1 1.5 Add 1.25 1.9 oz (2.5 3.8 Tablespoons) concentrated product per gallon of water. Imazamox (Clearcast ) 1 Add .75 oz (1.5 Tablespoons) concentrated product per gall of water. Thurston County Public Works
The Board of Health shall adopt Resolution No. H-1-2018 declaring the opioid epidemic a public health crisis in Thurston County, and directing the Director of the Thurston Public Health and Social Services Department to convene a Thurston County Opioid Response Task Force that will create a response plan for approval by the Thurston County Board of Health. Date Submitted: 5/29/2018
then provided information regarding child abuse nationally and in our community. Ms. Slaughter introduced two members of the Thurston Thrives Child Youth Resilience Action Team, Natalie Skovran, Deputy Director of Family Support Center of South Sound (FSCSS) and Shelly Willis, Executive Director of Family Education and Support Services (FESS), both present to accept the
community a healthier place to live, work and play. Ms. Schaffert expressed his appreciation of the opportunity to Chair the Coordinating Council for the past several years and noted the community should be proud of their efforts and commitment. Vice Chair Hutchings thanked the Chamber for their behind the scenes work done by the community. Chair Blake expressed his love of the Thurston Thrives Initiative and noted other counties are now following the work of Thurston Thrives in their communities.
November 2016, addressed the Board thanking them for the opportunity to present. He shared his background and pictures of his travels. He then gave a presentation on his work as the State Veterinarian and the work of the Department of Agriculture to assure food safety and protect public health for Washington State (WA) and Thurston County. The broad goals of the State Veterinarian s Office and the WSDA Animal Services Division are to protect and enhance animal health and animal wellbeing, promote the economic vitality of the livestock industry, and safeguard residents by identifying and limiting
Avian Influenza (AI) outbreak. Dr. Joseph explained the large number of annual US hospitalizations due to consumption of raw milk and cheese made from raw milk. He noted the consumption of unpasteurized milk and cheese substantially increases the risk of experiencing illness and possible hospitalization; and
the economic vitality of the livestock industry by minimizing exposure to animal diseases; Safeguard WA citizens by identifying and limiting the exposure to zoonotic diseases which are diseases transferred from animal to human. He then shared a map showing the four field veterinarian regions in Washington and discussed the core business of Animal Health which includes, but is not limited to, animal import regulations, licensing, permits and epidemiology; disease surveillance; investigations disposal; and education and outreach. Dr. Joseph acknowledged the many collaborative partners across the State such as the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services; USDA Wildlife Services, Departments of Ecology, Fish Wildlife, Health and Emergency Response; the Military; US State Veterinarian Offices; industry and producers; law enforcement agencies; WA Veterinary Medical Association; and elected officials. He discussed the Animal Disease Traceability and their Goal - Have Traceability information available within 4-hours so the epidemiological investigation may begin. Dr.
County Commissioners adopted the Thurston County Pesticide Use Policy in 1989 and the revised Pest and Vegetation Management Policy in 1993, which was again updated in 2014. These policies establish a mandate for all county departments to set an example by implementing integrated pest and vegetation
a national level, based on how healthy people are today. Also, Aetna Foundation and the US News World Report shows Thurston County is in the top 500 counties in the nation, out of approximately 3,000 counties, putting us in the top 8 . Ms. Slaughter noted we should all be proud of this accomplishment due to our focus, and great work, around improving Public Health. PHSS participated in the Thurston Thrives Action Team Summit on March 22 all teams, including Climate Clean Energy, participated; ideas were discussed for collaboration and continuing the
the NFP National Service Office. During the month of March Vital Records issued 422 birth certificates and 921 death certificates; Vital records has been experiencing high volumes of birth certificate requests due to the start of kindergarten this spring, and state regulations on travel effective October 2018; birth certificates are required for an enhanced driver s license and passports; she encouraged everyone to obtain their enhanced driver s license or passport as soon as possible, to not wait until October. The Board commended Ms. Slaughter for her leadership. 10) Health Officer s Report
p.m. Page 1 of 2 Thurston County Board of Health Work Session Summary Date of Work Session: April 3, 2018 Time: 10:10 am Office/Department: Board of Health Subject: Review April 10, 2018 3:30 PM regular meeting agenda Staff Contact/Author: Name: Lydia Hodgkinson, Clerk of the Board of Health Phone: (360) 867-2503
Page 1 of 1 Thurston County Board of Health Work Session Summary Date of Work Session: April 10, 2018 Time: 9:47 am Office/Department: Board of Health Subject: Review April 10, 2018 3:30 PM regular meeting agenda Staff Contact/Author: Name: Lydia Hodgkinson, Clerk of the Board of Health Phone: (360) 867-2503
Discussion Points: The May 8, 2018 3:30 PM Board of Health agenda was discussed as follows: Item 2 Proclamations: The two proclamations were discussed with no revisions needed. o Drinking Water Week May 6 12, 2018 o Nurses Week May 6 12, 2018: nurses will attend to accept Noted: Mental Health month will be proclaimed later in May by the BoCC
Ms. Slaughter noted she and County Manager Ramiro Chavez are working on a resolution addressing the opioid crisis. The Board members requested action be taken as soon as possible. Mr. Chavez stated a draft resolution will be created for the Board s review and hope to bring it to the Board at the June Board of Health regular meeting. Ms. Slaughter noted a planning session is taking place on May 2nd to plan Opioid Task Force meeting the following week. It was noted the proposed resolution will include the Task Force s input. Ms. Slaughter shared the plan to reduce Dr. Rachel Wood s Health Officer hours by .2 FTE and to hire a Deputy Health Officer. She noted having a Deputy Health Officer will be new for Thurston County as there has not been one in the past. She will schedule either a Board Briefing to discuss and provide more information or bring back to the Board during a Tuesday morning agenda setting meeting. Item 8 Board of Health Members Health Related Activities: no comments. Item 9 Director s Report: No comments
Discussion Points: The May 8, 2018 3:30 PM Board of Health agenda was discussed as follows: Item 2 Proclamations: The two proclamations were discussed with no revisions needed. o Drinking Water Week May 6 12, 2018 o Nurses Week May 6 12, 2018: nurses will attend to accept; Liz Davis, Child, Family Community Wellness Division Director, will present.
Item 6 Drinking Water Program Update: Art Starry noted Erik Iverson, EH Biologist, will present in place of Steve Petersen, EH Program Manager. Item 7 Surface Water Monitoring and Safety: no comments Item 8 Board of Health Members Health Related Activities: The Board members will share health related activities since last month. Item 9 Director s Report: No comments
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