Health Center awards Bochard LLC lawn care contract

— The Moniteau County Health Center Board of Trustees meeting was held on Monday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m., in the health center meeting room. Board members present for the meeting were Eileen Crawford, Don Wyss, Pam Monroe, Norma Blankenship, Dr. James Canter, Administrator Andrea Kincaid, and Office Manager Brandy Arnold.

Dr. Canter, President, called the meeting to order. Minutes from the February board meeting were reviewed. Eileen Crawford made the motion to accept the minutes 2nd by Don Wyss and all members voted to accept the motion.

Receipts and disbursements from February were reviewed with no concerns voiced. Motion to accept the report was by Monroe and 2nd by Crawford. All members voted to accept.

In old business, bids were solicited for the replacement and relocation of the furnace and air conditioner located on the north side of the building. One bid was received for the project from B&D Mechanical. Wyss made the motion to accept B&D Mechanical’s bid and Monroe 2nd the motion. All members voted to accept the motion.

In new business, the board reviewed lawn care bids for the 2013 season. After reviewing Crawford made the motion for Bochard LLC to receive the lawn care contract for the season. This motion was 2nd by Monroe. All members voted to accept the motion. The sports physical schedule was discussed. Wyss made the motion to keep the donation amount the same as last year, $15, for physicals. Monroe 2nd the motion and all members voted to accept. The health center has been offering sports physicals for children participating in sports in Moniteau County. The first clinic is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, from 3-7 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the health center at 573-796-3412.

In the Administrator’s Report, a report was given on recent building maintenance done to the health center due to the recent snow. The Participation Agreement for State Investment in Local Public Health Services has received another reduction amendment for the next four months ($897.99/month decrease). This contract provides essential services such as restaurant and school inspections, communicable disease investigations, surveillance, and prevention.

Board members received the health center’s February activity report.

The meeting was adjourned.

Following the meeting, a yearly in-service was held with board members and employees to review activities from 2012. A comparison table was provided on various related activities performed throughout the year. Overall, a total of 11,934 contacts with the community were made by nursing, clerical, and environmental staff through programs offered by the center during the 2012 year.

Board member, Dr. Canter, visited the health center during the month of February. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, April 15, at 6 p.m., in the health center meeting room at 401 S. Francis St., California, MO.


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