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Meeting Document Type: 
Minutes

Board Members Present:

Gary McNamara, Joe Bachetti, Rino Bortolin, Fabio Costante, Gary Kaschak, Judy Lund, John Scott, Ed Sleiman, Larry Snively  ​​​​​​

Board Member Regrets:

Tracey Bailey, Dr. Debbie Kane

Administration Present:

Theresa Marentette, Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Lorie Gregg, Nicole Dupuis, Kristy McBeth, Dan Sibley, Lee Anne Damphouse 

Staff Present:

Kim Casier, Eric Nadalin, Neil MacKenzie, Jen Jershey, Nicole Trajkovski, Denise Barbour, Barb Deter, Nancy Dumouchelle, Heather Gartner, Denise Hryniuk, Dawnice Kavanaugh


QUORUM:  Confirmed

  1. Call to Order
    Board Chair, Gary McNamara, called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.
  2. Agenda Approval
    Moved by: Fabio Costante
    Seconded by: Rino Bortolin
    That the agenda be approved.
    CARRIED
  3. Announcement of Conflicts of Interest – None
  4. Presentations
    1. WECHU Long-Term Service Award Presentation (G. McNamara/T. Marentette)
      T. Marentette and Board Chair, G. McNamara, presented long-term service awards for WECHU staff who have put in 20, 25 and 30 years at the health unit. T. Marentette noted that G. McNamara has been a member of the WECHU Board for 21 years this coming January.
      Moved by: Rino Bortolin
      Seconded by: Judy Lund
      To accept the presentations as received.
      CARRIED
  5. Approval of Minutes
    1. Regular Board Meeting: November 21, 2019
      Moved by: Larry Snively
      Seconded by: Rino Bortolin
      That the minutes be approved.
      CARRIED
  6. Consent Agenda
    1. INFORMATION REPORTS
      The following information reports were presented to the Board.
      1. Windsor and Essex County Living Wage Program (N. Dupuis)
        Brought to the Board for information.
      2. 2019 Nutritious Food Basket and Eating Well in Windsor-Essex (N. Dupuis)
        Brought to the Board for information.
      3. Q3 Financial Results (L. Gregg)
        Brought to the Board for information.
      4. 2019 Operational Plan Reporting Q3 Status (T. Marentette)
        Brought to the Board for information.
      5. 2019 Q3 Strategic Plan Report (T. Marentette)
        Brought to the Board for information.
      6. Upcoming 2020 Board of Health Competency Self-Evaluation (T. Marentette)
        Brought to the Board for information.
      7. Lead in Drinking Water (W. Ahmed/K. McBeth)
        Brought to the Board for information.
      8. Media Recap
        Brought to the Board for information.

      Moved by: Rino Bortolin
      Seconded by: Larry Snively
      That the Information Reports be received.
      CARRIED

    2. RECOMMENDATION/RESOLUTION REPORTS
      1. Healthy Smiles Ontario Funding
        N. Dupuis brought forward the Healthy Smiles Ontario Funding Resolution for Board of Health approval.
        Moved by: Rino Bortolin
        Seconded by: Fabio Costante
        That the Recommendation/Resolution Report be supported.
        CARRIED
  7. Business Arising – None
  8. Board Correspondence – Circulated
  9. New Business
    1. Strategic Planning Committee (T. Marentette)
      T. Marentette noted that there are 2 Board of Health vacancies on WECHU’s Strategic Planning Committee. The 2017-2021 WECHU Strategic Plan sets out our plan to enhance our delivery of quality public health programs and services to all residents in Windsor and Essex County. The Strategic Planning Committee will meet in early 2020, and each quarter the Board will receive a report on the status of progress made towards the Strategic Priorities in that quarter. Board members Judy Lund and Ed Sleiman volunteered to sit on this Committee.
      Moved by: Joe Bachetti
      Seconded by: Ed Sleiman
      That the above information be received.
      CARRIED
  10. Other Board of Health Resolutions/Letters – For Support
    1. City of Hamilton, Office of the Mayor – Letter to Hon. Minister Christine Elliott – Opposition to Co- Payment of Dentures Under the New Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program
    2. City of Hamilton, Office of the Mayor – Letter to Hon. Minister Patty Hajdu – Endorsement of Comprehensive Measures to Address the Rise of Vaping in Canada
    3. Sudbury and District Health Units – Letter to Hon. Minister Christine Elliott – E-Cigarette and Aerosolized Product Prevention and Cessation

    Moved by: John Scott
    Seconded by: Larry Snively
    That the above correspondence be supported as noted.
    CARRIED

  11. Committee of the Whole (CLOSED SESSION, in accordance with Section 239 of the Municipal Act)
    The Board moved into Committee of the Whole at 4:18 pm
    The Board moved out of Committee of the Whole at 4:20 pm
  12. Next Meeting: At the Call of the Chair, or January 16, 2020 in Windsor, Ontario
  13. Adjournment
    Moved by: Fabio Costante
    Seconded by: Judy Lund
    That the meeting be adjourned
    CARRIED
    The meeting adjourned at 4:22 pm.

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