Health and Human Services Committee

06/09/21, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Aldermanic Committee Meeting
Health and Human Services

Admission: Free.

Overview:

Due to the COVID-19 virus the Board of Aldermen is holding regular meetings by electronic Webinar. Each meeting will have an electronic link and phone number that can be used to view and/or listen to a meeting. Each meeting will also have a Meeting ID Number that can be used if requested while you are accessing the meeting.


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Public Hearing 
The Committee will take Public Comment on any of the Board Bills and Resolutions listed below. Please see the below instructions on how to register to speak to the committee. 

Public Hearing Procedures:
Those interested in making a comment should send an email expressing their interest to speak as well as their name, street address, email contact address and the Board Bill Number they wish to speak about. This email should also indicate whether you are “for”, “against” or have “no position” on the Board Bill. This email should be sent to the Board of Aldermen Clerk - Mr. Terry Kennedy at: kennedyt@stlouis-mo.gov.

Persons may also call 314 589-6845 and leave a message with the above information. Those who do not have an email address or wish to call into the meeting by phone to speak, should call the phone number above and express their interest to speak as well as leave their full name, phone number  and all the requested information above. 

Those responding by email will receive an email confirmation and then later a link that will allow them to join the meeting as a speaker. Procedures will also be sent to you. Those calling in will receive a return phone call with this information. 

All requests to speak must be made by 11:30am Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Speakers will be called to speak in accordance to the Rules of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen which can be found on the Board of Aldermen Website.

The link is below:
https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/aldermen/rules/index.cfm

Written comments to be shared with the committee about the listed items below may be emailed toMr. Terry Kennedy at: kennedyt@stlouis-mo.gov. They may also be mailed to: Mr. Terry Kennedy; Clerk St. Louis Board of Aldermen; Board of Aldermen Room 230; St. Louis City Hall; St. Louis, Mo. 63103.  

Board Bills

Board Bill Number 30
Introduced by Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia

This Board Bill authorizes the Department of Health (the “DOH”) to accept a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) Foundation award (CDC-RFA-OT18-1802) funding of Two Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($2800) through a contract with the National Environmental Health Association (“NEHA”) as part of an Explorer Contract Grant to reimburse DOH during the period of April 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021 for the purpose of supporting food safety program activities, designed to explore involvement in CDC’s National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (“NEARS”), with such activities including: • Staff time to learn about NEARS, such as o Taking Environmental Assessment Training Series (EATS) or equivalent training course as identified by NEHA to conduct environmental assessments o Participating in a NEARS webinar training session o Attending a regional or national NEARS presentation • Purchase of environmental sampling/other investigation equipment to build capacity in foodborne outbreak investigation • Activities that encourage local programs within the state to participate. This training of Food and Beverage Inspectors at DOH will increase capacity to utilize the CDC NEARS for food-borne illness outbreaks associated with retail prepared food establishments such as restaurants, banquet facilities, schools, and other institutions in order to: • Identify environmental causes of outbreaks; • Take follow-up action to reduce or prevent future foodborne illness outbreaks; • Evaluate the DOH food safety program and make improvements based on established guidelines; • Develop or modify program policies and/or regulations; • Focus limited program resources on actions with the highest impact; and • Meet the Food and Drug Administration’s Retail Food Program Standard 5.

Resolutions

Resolution Number 36
Introduced by President Lewis E Reed, Lisa Middlebrook

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by this Honorable Board of Aldermen that the aforesaid submitted budget is hereby approved.

Event published: Jun 4, 2021 10:48 AM
Last updated: Jun 7, 2021 4:55 PM

Location:
Webinar

Sponsor:
Board of Aldermen

Email:
Kennedy, Terry

Phone:
(314) 622-3287

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