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Meeting Minutes
Board of Health
October 14, 2008

The regular monthly meeting of the Lansdowne Board of Health was held on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm. at Borough Hall. Present were Betsy Riffert, Bertha Phillips, Dr. Romney, Al Them and Council liaison Sharon Coleman. Absent was Mike McCall.

Minutes:

The September minutes were approved as presented

Bills:

The Health Officer’s September invoice was not yet available at the time of the meeting. The invoice was, however, pre-approved. Any discrepancies will be made with the October invoice.

Health Officer’s Report:

The Health Officer’s report for September was approved as submitted. Ms. Riffert updated the Board on the issue of the dumpster behind 28-32 S. Lansdowne Ave. She stated that it has been removed and all debris around the dumpster was cleaned up by the owner.

The Great Wall Chinese Restaurant’s chronic disregard for “rules” was discussed. Inspector Spangler stated in his report that an immediate citation will be issued if the door to their establishment is propped open again. Ms. Coleman suggested a “helpful hints” type of checklist for this establishment. While we did all agree that this would be useful, we agreed even more that this establishment does indeed know the “rules”, but just doesn’t want to play by them.

A discussion was held regarding the Ardmore Avenue Elementary School and the Penn Wood High School cafeteria’s chronic dishwasher problem, as well as the Elementary school having a chronic problem with the food warmer. It appears that while both schools have a three way sink and are within the rules and regulations of the board of health, the dishwashers should be repaired. If not to assist the workers with manual cleaning of utencils, trays, dishes, etc., but to solve a potential problem if the sink breaks down as well as chronic food warmer problem.

Old Business:

NONE

New Business:

NONE

Adjourn:

7:18pm. Next meeting to be held on October 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Betsy Riffert
Secretary

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