Ogallala Board of Health
December 20, 2005
A meeting of the Ogallala Board of Health was called to order at 7:31 P.M. by Chairman Dr. Paul Foy in the City of Ogallala Administration Building, 411 East Second Street, Ogallala, Nebraska. Members present: Dr. Paul Foy, Mary Lou Heelan, and Secretary Dave Kling. Absent: Glen Silvius and Dr. Kurt Johnson. Also present: Ogallala Police Department Code Enforcement Officer Eric Troxel and Police Lieutenant Rod Kolsrud. Heelan advised that Silvius had spoken to her and advised that he did not think that he would be able to serve on the board any further due to his business time requirement and relocation at the lake.
Notice of the meeting was given in advance by publication in the Keith County News, the designated method of giving notice. Notice of the meeting was delivered to members of the Board of Health by hand delivery of an Ogallala Police Officer.
A motion was made by Mary Lou Heelan to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2005 Board of Health meeting; seconded by Dr. Foy. Voting Yes: Dr. Foy, Heelan, and Kling. Voting No: None. Absent: Silvius and Dr. Johnson. Motion carried.
Public Forum: Dr. Foy opened the public forum and invited any individual wishing to speak to the board to come to the podium. Dr. Foy advised that the Public Forum would remain open for the duration of the public meeting.
Joe Malone, who has taken over Trailer #18 at Erlewine Court was present. Malone spoke about the cockroach problem that had been present at the trailer and the rumors going around town that his rentals had roaches. Malone said that he was able to eradicate the roach problem at #18 Erlewine Court by spraying an insecticide every 7 days for 3 weeks. Malone supplied a list of chemicals used: Hydamethylnon, Cyfluthrin, Methylethyl, Abamectin B, and two types of Avermectin. The chemicals were in an insecticide called Tempo 20 WP. Malone said that the roaches are no longer in the trailer, and stated that he had taken over the trailer with the existing problem and has done everything he could to eradicate the roaches. Malone reiterated that none of his prior owned rentals have a problem. Malone said that the septic system needs to be addressed at the mobile home park as he believes that is where the roach problem began and if there are any vacant trailers, they will have a roach problem, if they donít already. Dr. Foy questioned what the Health Board could do in regards to the privately owned septic system. Officer Troxel advised that the prior owner of the court, Rod Scofield was supposed to be checking to see if there is a problem with the septic system. Officer Troxel also advised that the court is now owned by a Bob Distel, from Colorado. Dr. Foy made a motion to contact the owner of the trailer court and if a cockroach problem exists in the septic system, the owner should be advised to take care of the problem. Heelan seconded the motion. Voting Yes: Dr; Foy, Heelan, and Kling. Voting No: None. Absent: Silvius and Dr. Johnson. Motioned Carried. Officer Troxel was directed to contact Distel and Scofield.
Further discussion was held pertaining to the Tim Chandler property located at 201 South Spruce Street in Ogallala. Lt. Kolsrud advised that he was able to find that a company named KLH Retirement Planning, from Lincoln, has paid the taxes on the property for the last 4 years. Lt. Kolsrud advised that if the company pays the taxes for one more year they will assume ownership. Chief Kling will make contact with KLH Retirement Planning and see what their intentions are in regards to the property and advise them of the Health Board concerns.
Discussion was held regarding the tall weeds on UPRR right of way. Officer Troxel advised that he had been unable to contact anyone from UPRR at this time. Dr. Foy told Officer Troxel that City Manager Steve Krajewski has some phone numbers of contact people for the UPRR. Officer Troxel will attempt contact on 122305.
Officer Troxel presented Code Enforcement activity for the months of November and December.
Discussion was held regarding the Albert Jimenez property at 517 Platteview Drive. Officer Troxel will check the property and see if Jimenez is living at that location.
No further business to come before the Board, Heelan made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Dr. Foy. Voting Yes: Dr. Paul Foy, Mary Lou Heelan, and Dave Kling. Voting No: None. Absent: Silvius and Dr. Johnson. Motion Carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:09 P.M.
Secretary Ė Dave Kling