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IEHA Southern Chapter Meeting
March 7th 2019

Minutes from the Southern Chapter meeting

    Attended by; Jennifer Heller, Karl Glaze, Doug Ginder, Pamela Cosby, Christine Pierini, Carol Coudret, Leigh Watson, Jill Stauffer, Mark Miller, Graham McKeen, Claire Will, Amanda Howald, Nicole Wagner, Jessica Brown Guests; Matt Herrick, Tyler Smith, John Blackwell, Taylor Hardesty, Kareem Harris, Steve Allen, Maggie Borden, Lisa Harrison, Shelby Young

    Meeting opened at 9:10-
    Minutes from last meeting, motion to approve by Doug Ginder, Jennifer Heller seconds, motion approved Karl opened by asking for a volunteer for a Secretary for the southern Chapter. No volunteers.

    Also asked for suggestions for the next meetings locations, please send ideas to Karl. Committee.

    Reports:

    Wastewater (Karl) On April 2nd there is a State sponsored septic training in Easth of Village concentrating on drainage and absorbtion areas. More info to follow via email.

    The right to easement was discussed in the ISDH meeting. This is available on webshare.

    The State is working on guidelines for sandlined systems and documentation for creating easements. The State Fair is looking to add an exhibit on sandlined systems to the wasterwater display section.

    General Environmental- Doug Ginder – the Poster contest for the Spring conference so far is yielding zero entries.

    The committee is still tracking legislation, and has a public pool training March 26th , CPO trainings in Rochester and also at the Government Center in Indianapolis on May 21st.

    There is a Vector conference IVCA on March 10-12 in Syracuse Indiana. TAHP- There are three trainings scheduled. Protective Measures from the Office of Bombing Prevention on April 25th at the Brown County Annex. Pipeline Safety for installers on June 6th and Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters on November 14-15th.

    Contact Jennifer Heller at bcenvironmental@browncounty-in.us for more information. FOOD –The next IEHA Food Protection Committee meeting is March 21st at 10:00AM at 2525 N Shadeland Ave, or there is a call-in number and Speakers will talk on the NEARS program and updates to ISDH Food Protection. The International Association of Food Protection meets in Louisville in July 21-24 and the NEHA conference is in Nashville,Tennessee July 9-12

    Graham McKeen added that there is an epi-ready training being sponsored by IU that may have some openings, April 30 to May 1. Notice will be sent out if these openings become available

    OLD BUSINESS- none

    NEW BUSINESS; IOWPA is looking for a site for a field day training. This will either repair or provide a new septic system to a family in need. They would like donations of equipment and volunteer labor also.

    Meeting adjourned at 9:30am

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