Monday, November 28, 2011

Democrats defend their President and disc the flip flopper

The Democratic National Committee is up with the web advertisement (see video below) – in addition to a shorter 30-second bit in Virginia, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin – highlighting what they see as Mitt Romney’s changes of heart on a variety of issues (from abortion to the President’s stimulus plan to recent ballot measures in Ohio) all interspersed with TV pundits and late-night talk show hosts taking aim at the GOP frontrunner.

Two Boone County Board members FOIA Health Department concerning the “$16,266 Personnel Survey Results”

Mr. Mattison and Mr. Freeman submitted this Freedom of Information request to the new Health Department Administrator, Cynthia Frank,  and FOIA Officer, Bill Hatfield.  Based upon the reason for the request—perhaps the public will get a better idea of what is going on.Health 11-28-2011

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Boone County Health Board: October3,2011 Executive Session

Why did it take 10 months for the Board of Health to review and approve minutes from 2010?

The following is take from the Health Department’s website:

October 3, 2011
Members Present: Dr. Hess, Allen Sisson, Jim Cox, Gary Turner, Dr. D’Souza, Kathleen Taylor, Jack Spotz, Dr. Juarez, Marshall
Newhouse and George Sprecher.
Staff Present: None
Guests Present: None
The Board of Health went into closed session at 1:05 P.M. to discuss candidates for Boone County Health department Administrator,
and also to approve closed session minutes.
Sanitized versions of the resumes for the 3 final candidates were distributed to the Board Members. Dr. Hess reminded the Board
that the information was to remain confidential. The Search Committee reviewed the process to date. The Board is to review the
resumes to prepare for the future face-to-face interviews which will include the entire Board at dates to be determined. The Search
Committee will wait to receive confirmation from IDPH concerning the qualifications of the candidates, and also the results of the
background check from the Illinois State police.
Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Allen Sisson and seconded by Jim Cox to approve the following meeting minutes.
• December 17, 2010.
• January 31, 2011.
• April 14, 2011.
• August 1, 2011.
• August 25, 2011.
Motion Carried.
The Board of Health returned to open session at 1:15 P.M.
Submitted through Allen Sisson.

BCJ Part II—The Boone County Health Department and its problems

The following is taken from Friday, November 25, 2011 Boone County Journal which is available free of charge at participating merchants across the county or on line at:

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Should you wish to read the Health Department’s minutes which are referred above go to:  That site is shown below: