The Henry County Board of Health has nailed-down their health insurance package for employees for the next year. That action took place at their meeting this month, with an increase of 3.58%. The rate was locked-in due to renewing the contract early, which impacts 27 employees at the Henry County Health Department.
A first reading was approved for food program fees to cover the 2014-15 licensing period. In most cases those fees have actually decreased, including restaurant inspection fees, due to declining costs. The fee for a vendor’s license, and for a temporary food stand is projected to increase.
In employment action; the Henry County Board of Health approved Dee Ann Jackson as coordinator for Public Health Emergency Preparedness. And Haley Schwiebert was hired as home health aide.
The board has also requested Bethany Wachter to prepare a county response to e-cigarettes, and their impact on the community.