SALEM — Salem Well being Commissioner Alanna Stainbrook has formally requested a rise within the division’s per capita quantity from $5 to $7 for every metropolis resident.
“I do know you are engaged on a shoestring finances and with the companies the division supplies, it isn’t an unreasonable request.” mentioned Mayor Cyndi Baronzzi Dickey.
Stainbrook mentioned such a rise would offer the division with a further $22,000 to $23,000 per 12 months and is important for various causes, noting that capital gear expenditures of greater than $1,000 would nearly utterly deplete the division’s annual capital gear fund. She additionally famous that the division’s coaching bills had elevated considerably as a part of receiving nationwide accreditation, as workers are required to attend extra trainings and occasions and the extra journey prices this incurs.
Stainbrook additionally mentioned that because of the division’s restricted funds, she and different workers had been compelled to make use of private funds for provides wanted for the division and its occasions.
Dickey requested Stainbrook to gather all excellent bills and people bills paid out of private funds by division workers, decide which of those bills are one-time bills and which shall be recurring bills for the division, to be offered to the town council.
The board additionally did a primary studying of the proposed 2023 meals service charges at its assembly, that are calculated utilizing a value methodology primarily based on the time the division spends licensing, inspecting and administering this system. . Two extra readings and a public listening to shall be required to approve the annual fee replace.
The proposed charges are (with this 12 months’s charges in parentheses): Hazard Score Lower than 25,000 sf, Tier One $108.15 ($103.36), Tier Two $121.90 ($118), Tier Three $233.53 ($236.88) and Tier 4 $296.22 ( $303.64); over 25,000 sq. toes, stage one $156.54 ($154.89), stage two $164.79 ($163.68), stage three $585.46 ($611.66) and stage 4 $620.66 ($649.14); put commerce, $14.63 ($13.87); cell set up, $112.99 ($103.40); and non permanent set up (per occasion), $37.66 ($60).
Charges don’t embody required state charges, which should be added. The price of plan revisions, for each new and reworked properties, stays $275 every.
Different objects included: approval of a community connected storage server for the division’s information backup system, with a complete one-time price of $1499.99 for server set up and configuration; submitting the proposed replace to the division’s 2023-2026 efficiency administration plan to subsequent month’s assembly for additional overview and dialogue; presenting the division’s high quality enchancment plan for 2023-2026 till the following assembly to make sure it stays per any potential modifications to the efficiency administration plan; and the introduction of an ordinance to the council approving a rise within the wage of the town’s well being commissioner from 4 to seven hours primarily based on the present hourly fee.
Stainbrook additionally needed to remind people who they need to contact the town’s well being district, moderately than the county well being division, about issues within the metropolis, and that if residents are not sure whether or not a problem is throughout the scope division, they need to contact the town and they’d refer them to the county as wanted.
The town board of well being will meet at 2 pm on October 19.