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Board of Health

Acts as an advisory board to the City Manager, health officer, and the Council on matters pertaining to public health and animal control. The City Council makes seven appointments to this eleven member board. Membership must include a physician, veterinarian, nurse, dentist, and health care worker. The remaining members must have an interest in public health. The length of terms is three years, with openings occurring in August for the City appointments.

Members & Terms:

  • Mahree Skala -Term Ending August 31, 2018
  • Michael Szewczyk - Term Ending August 31, 2018
  • Lynelle Phillips -Term Ending August 31, 2019
  • David Sohl -Term Ending August 31, 2019
  • Cynthia Boley -Term Ending August 31, 2020
  • Mary Gadbois - Term Ending August 31, 2020
  • Angie Bass - Term Ending August 31, 2020
  • Denise Stillson (County appointee)
  • Jean Sax (County appointee)
  • Harry Feirman (County appointee)
  • Elizabeth Hussey (County appointee)

Establishing Legislation:

Sec. 11-46. Created; composition; compensation; terms; vacancies.
            (a)        There shall be an eleven (11) member board of health which shall be composed of at least one physician, one veterinarian, one nurse, one dentist, and one health care worker. The remaining members shall have an interest in public health. Seven (7) members shall be appointed by the city council. Four (4) members shall be appointed by the county commission. All members shall serve without compensation for a term of three (3) years and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
            (b)        The chair of the board is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a board meeting; provided, that the member requested to be excused before the meeting. Any member who is absent, without being excused, from twenty-five (25) per cent of the regular board meetings held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit the office. Any member who is absent, without being excused, from three (3) consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit the office. It shall be the duty of the chair of the board to promptly notify the city council or the county commission of the vacancy.
(Code 1964, § 10.030(A), (C); Ord. No. 9991, § 1, 11-7-83; Ord. No. 17658, § 1, 4-21-03; Ord. No. 19742, § 1, 11-19-07)

Sec. 11-47. Officers; quorum.
            (a)        The board shall select its own chair, and the director of health services shall serve as secretary.
            (b)        A quorum for the transaction of business at meetings of the board shall be a majority of the duly appointed and acting members of such board.
(Code 1964, § 10.030(A), (B); Ord. No. 17658, § 1, 4-21-03)

Sec. 11-48. Duties, generally.
The board of health shall act as an advisory board to the city manager, health officer and the city council on matters pertaining to public health and animal control and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law or by ordinance.
(Code 1964, § 10.040; Ord. No. 11203, § 2, 9-15-86)