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Environmental Health January 2022 Summary

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Environmental Health has been watching the proposed legislation in the upcoming budget session for the Wyoming Legislature. Bills that have been released so far include liquor license changes, vaccine limitations, insurance limits for governmental healthcare facilities and ARPA funding for water and sewer infrastructure.

Environmental Health has reviewed our current budget and submitted a proposed budget for FY 2023.

Small wastewater and mortgage inspections were virtually unchanged from the beginning of last year. EH has reviewed several city and county development projects that are on the horizon including Lucky Star on Iron Mountain Rd and North Haven along Bishop Blvd. Subdivisions that were approved last year are starting the construction phase. Roundtop Ranch Estates has built roads and sold most of the lots.

Food service inspections increased considerable as compared to last January when we still partially restricted due to Covid. Restaurant, daycare and school inspections are all on the upswing.

January saw several new small restaurants submit plan reviews. These establishments are planning construction during the spring and summer.

The statistical report for Environmental Health is included below:


BOARD OF HEALTH SUMMARY REPORT
January 2022

EH January 2022 summary:

HOME LOAN / SEPTIC PROGRAM:

Well and septic inspections evaluated were twenty-three (23), a decrease in loans of one (01) as compared to the same period in 2021.
Residential septic permits issued were nine (09).
Commercial septic permits issued were one (01).
Repair septic permits issued were zero (0), a decrease of one (01) as compared to the same period in 2021.
Septic inspections were seventeen (17), no difference as compared to the same period in 2021.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT:

Plats, Subdivisions, Zone Changes and Variances Reviews:
Staff reviewed twelve (12) Cheyenne and Laramie County Site Plans.

FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM:

Food Service Establishment Plan Reviews:

  • Billy Jacks Pizza Pub Wyoming
  • Jessie’s Mobile Food
  • Tacos Dona Mari
  • Y’erbellies
  • Lincolnway Liquor
  • Loaf N’ Jug

Food Establishments – Opening/Closing:

Openings:

  • Ambitious Beginnings – 5321 Greybull Ave.
  • Laugh & Learn Little Explorers – 1608 W Laughlin
  • Rollin 50’s Walkup Diner – 6308 Van Buren Ave.

Closings:

  • Taco John’s Commissary – 808 W 20th St
  • Taco John’s Food Truck – 808 W 20th St
  • Laugh & Learn Little Explorers – 500 Dartmouth
  • Three Sisters – 1045 Mandolin
  • 307 Q-Cuisine Caravan – 5614 Road 210

******All closings were due to a change in ownership or voluntary closures ******

Food Service Inspections:

Food Service Regular Inspections: 31. Total inspections were 34.
Itinerant (temporary) food service permits issued 10. Issued for the year: 10.
Itinerant Inspections: 1.
Day Care Inspections: 1.
School Food Service Inspections: 0.
Bed & Breakfast Inspections: 0.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE INVESTIGATION:

Staff investigated Five (5) communicable disease reported cases.

SWIMMING POOLS:

No swimming pools, spas, or similar installations were inspected in January.

CAMPGROUNDS:

No campground facilities were inspected in the month of January.

MASSAGE & BODY ART:

Staff inspected one (1) body art establishment for the month of January. Zero (0) new body artist were licensed in the month of January.

AGENCY MEETINGS:

  • Roy Kroeger attended: Staff (2), RFFM Meeting (4), Leadership Team (4), NEHA Marketing, PFP Governing Council, NEHA Officers Call (2), RMVG Meeting, Covid Elected Officials, Pre-App (2), NEHA Affiliate, LCCP Housing, IRB, NEHA Board, Budget Meeting, Board of Health Orientation.
  • Jennifer Escobedo attended: City Meeting (2), Staff Meeting (2), Leadership Meeting, Budget Meeting.
  • Tiffany Gaertner attended: City Meeting, Staff, Budget Meeting.
  • Josie Prince attended: Staff (2)
  • Kimberly Burgess attended: Staff (2)
  • Ashton Brodahl attended: Staff (2)
  • James Jones attended: Staff (2)

STAFF DEVELOPMENT:
Kimberly Burgess attended Airborne Pathogen Training, and Handwashing for PHP.
Josie Prince attended Bloodborne Pathogen Training for PHP, Airborne Pathogen Training, and Handwashing for the PHP.
Ashton Brodahl attended Bloodborne Pathogen Training for the PHP, Airborne Pathogen Training, and Handwashing for the PHP.
James Jones attended FDA Online Training, and took the Small Wastewater System Installers exam.

WATER:
Approximately twenty seven (27) water samples were drawn for January. Twenty seven (27) were satisfactory. Zero (0) were unsatisfactory.

WESTNILE VIRUS:

No human cases of WNV reported to date.

FIREWORKS:

Staff inspected zero (0) fireworks stands for the month of January.

PUBLIC HEALTH COMPLAINT PROGRAMS:

Public Health Complaints

09 Complaints Filed
0 Complaints Abated
1 Active & Pending
7 Inspected with No Further Action Taken
1 Referred to Other Agencies

Respectfully Submitted,

Roy Kroeger, Director
Division of Environmental Health
Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department