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Please note: this meeting's minutes have not been finalized yet. Actions taken on legislation and their results are not available.
Meeting Name: BOARD OF HEALTH Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/2/2024 5:30 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Rm 303
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   1. Call to Order    Not available Not available
     Chair Caroline Gomez-Tom called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m.    Not available Not available
   2. Roll Call    Not available Not available
   3. Approval of Meeting Minutes from April 11, 2024    Not available Not available
     Chair Caroline Gomez-Tom motioned to approve, Board Member Dr. Ian Martin seconded, and the motion passed with all in favor and none opposed    Not available Not available
   4. Board Member and Staff Introductions    Not available Not available
     All eight board members introduced themselves and their backgrounds. Staff members Shadonna Vickers (Administrative Assistant), Bethany Kasprzyk (Research & Policy Coordinator), and Commissioner Mike Totoraitis also introduced themselves. Commissioner Mike Totoraitis said candidates were being evaluated for the last remaining board seat, which is reserved for a public health nurse.    Not available Not available
   5. Presentation on Wisconsin Administrative Code DHS 140 by Matthew Collie, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Southeastern Region Director    Not available Not available
     Collie’s presentation included an overview of the public health system (what public health is, history, structure), Wisconsin Public Health Authorities (the three levels of local health departments, DHS 140, and functions of the public health officer), and Board of Health elements (functions, responsibilities, and resources for support). During the presentation, Chair Gomez-Tom highlighted the Board’s role as connectors to the community. Chair Gomez-Tom also spoke to the Board’s role in communication to the community and her desire to work in tandem with the Milwaukee Health Department to facilitate information-sharing with the community on critical issues. Board Member Ericka Sinclair said she agreed with Chair Gomez-Tom's comments on communication.     Not available Not available
   6. Presentation on Ethics and Open Meetings by Assistant City Attorney Peter Block    Not available Not available
     Assistant City Attorney Peter Block said he would cover the topic of open meetings during this session and reserved the presentation of public records law/ethics for the next meeting. Regarding open meetings law, Assistant City Attorney Peter Block presented on the fundamentals of open meeting law (including the key elements of meeting, government body, notice, and reasonable accessibility), exceptions to quorum rules (including agenda-setting and social events), what constitutes a meeting, and open/closed sessions. Board Member Ericka Sinclair asked about when it is necessary to obtain signed affidavits to affirm no business was discussed during a non-work event. Assistant City Attorney Peter Block said affidavits are only necessary in response to a complaint and advised that a notice of quorum announcement can be released to let the public know members will be at a social event.     Not available Not available
   7. Branch Collaborations Discussion & Assignment    Not available Not available
     Discussion of Branch Collaboration Assignments was held to the next meeting    Not available Not available
   8. Future agenda items [Next board meeting: Thursday, September 5, 2024 @ 5:30pm]     Not available Not available
      • Upcoming Board leadership election in September • Chair Caroline Gomez-Tom said the Board may find virtual time to meet before the September meeting in order to complete the remaining agenda items.     Not available Not available
     Adjournment    Not available Not available
     Chair Gomez-Tom motioned to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 pm.    Not available Not available
231422 0 CommunicationCommunication relating to those documents submitted to the Board of Health for its meetings in 2024.    Not available Not available