Health Board renews contracts

As contracts for a family planning pharmacist and school nursing services were renewed, plans were made to replace an administrative position with the Auglaize County Health Department.

During a regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Auglaize County Health Board accepted the retirement of Kelli Roettger, accounts clerk III, effective Sept. 1.

Roettger, who has been employed with the Health Department for 33 1/2 years, said the decision to retire was a tough one.

“I’ve enjoyed it very much,” said Roettger, who through her position has served as secretary of monthly meetings of the Health Board.

Health Board Vice President Linda Kitzmiller said it was with regret and appreciation for Roettger’s years of service that they accepted her retirement.

Auglaize County Health Commissioner Charlotte Parsons said after initial advertising, they have had more than 100 applicants for the position.

Plans are to find someone who can take over the full-time position, she said she hopes to have someone hired by the end of the month so they can train with Roettger for several weeks prior to her retirement.

In other personnel matters, board members renewed a contract with Stephanie Mosler for family planning pharmacist services.

Mosler has filled the role for seven years at a maximum of six hours per month as needed at a rate of pay of $25 an hour. Her contract is renewed annually.

Another contract renewed during the meeting was that for school nursing services provided to Minster and New Knoxville school districts.

The contracts are renewed annually with nursing services provided just to those two districts in Auglaize County as they have no paid school nurses on staff, Parsons said.

The services provided through the contracts include required screenings for kindergarten students, scoliosis and vision. The contract charges are $5 per child per screening.  

Parsons said they felt it was fairer to charge a rate per child using it rather than a flat rate for the services.

In other business, board members ordered Country Hearth Inn & Suites, 1410 Commerce Drive, St. Marys, to submit an application and appropriate fees for pool and spa within seven days. The application and fees were due May 1.

They also ordered Cheryl Kuck, 05558 Carter-Creek Road, St. Marys, and Curt Miller, 63 Summerplace Drive, Wapakoneta, to show proof of a current rabies vaccination within seven days.

Environmental Health Director Curt Anderson said both are being required to show proof of rabies vaccinations after dog bites.

He said there have been a lot of dog bite complaints recently, particularly during Memorial Day weekend.