Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Enquirer: Large crowd anticipated at COW meeting

In his article in today's Enquirer, reporter Steve Kemme states that a large crowd of Norwood residents is anticipated at tonight’s 7:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting when Hamilton County Public Health officials present their proposed $21,900 contract for health services. City Council will not make a decision on the contract tonight.

Kemme reports that last year the NHD cost the City $390,000 if revenue from department fees is subtracted from the City’s total allocation. Included in the services NHD’s five employees provided for that amount are: home health care, school services, immunizations, treatment of communicable and chronic diseases, child car seats and safety instruction, inspections of restaurants, grocery stores, infectious waste and public swimming pools. Norwood health inspectors investigate about 1,600 nuisance complaints each year. The Norwood Health Department has been operating since 1890.