State asks county to take on more public health tasks [UPDATED]Published 9:43am Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Updated 11:45am Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The state would like to delegate some public health functions to the county level, according to Public Health Director, Diane Thorson.
Among the scope of projects the county is asked to participate in would be well management, non-community drinking water protection, and licensing and regulation of establishments such as food, beverage and lodging, including mobile home parks and camping areas.
The commissioners voted to not participate in well management, leaving that with the state. This would include the inspection of the construction, repair and enforcement of the applicable laws for the purpose of protecting public health and ground water.
The commissioners deferred deciding on adopting ordinances regarding non-community drinking water protection and food, pool and lodging establishments to a future meeting.