ADOPTED - NOVEMBER 8, 2005
Agenda Item No. 26
Introduced by the Human Services and Finance Committees of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE A 2005-2006 AGREEMENT WITH THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
WHEREAS, the State of Michigan has placed responsibility for environmental regulation and environmental quality in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ); and
WHEREAS, the Michigan Public Health Code places responsibility for environmental protection at the community level with county government through the network of local health departments; and
WHEREAS, the MDEQ proposes to clarify the responsibilities for some environmental services and arrange to purchase services from Ingham County; and
WHEREAS, the Health Officer recommends that the Board of Commissioners authorize the 2005-2006 agreement with the MDEQ.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes a 2005-2006 agreement with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the period of the agreement shall be October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the MDEQ shall reimburse Ingham County up to $174,837 for expenses related to services in the following programs:
NON-COMMUNITY PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM - $21,863
Ingham County currently has 89 non-community public water supplies. The Health Department will conduct sanitary surveys of these supplies once every five years. The Health Department will also oversee water quality monitoring at these supplies, issues water well permits for new supplies and ensure that proper public notice is issued should a supply become unsafe for drinking.
DRINKING WATER MONITORING - $898
The Health Department will collect drinking water samples around certain sites of environmental contamination, including from homes located near the Grovenberg Dump Site and Gunn Road Dump Site both located in Delhi Township.
SWIMMING POOLS - $5,895
The Health Department will conduct inspections at the 194 public swimming pools licensed by the DEQ in Ingham County. Additionally, the Health Department will respond to citizen complaints involving public swimming pools.
ADOPTED – NOVEMBER 8, 2005
Agenda Item No. 26
ON-SITE SEWAGE DISPOSAL - $97,791
The DEQ contracts directly with the Health Department for the on-site sewage program and services. In 2004-2005 the Health Department evaluated 388 parcels and issued 222 permits for new and replacement on-site sewage treatment systems. Inspections are made at these systems before they are backfilled with earth. In addition to issuing permits, the Health Department evaluates existing on-site sewage systems to determine how well they are performing. If parcels are not suited for on-site sewage treatment, permits are denied.
DRINKING WATER SUPPLY - $48,165
The DEQ contracts directly with the Health Department for the private and type III water supply program and services. In 2004-2005 the Health Department issued 235 permits for new water supply wells. In addition to issuing permits for new wells, the Health Department is responsible for tracking the proper abandonment of wells no longer in use. A total of 181 wells were properly abandoned in 2004-2005. The Health Department also investigates known or suspected cases of drinking water contamination and maintains a map of these sites. This map is made available to well drillers doing business in Ingham County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson is authorized to sign the agreement after review by the County Attorney.
HUMAN SERVICES: Yeas: Hertel, Weatherwax-Grant, Celentino, Dedden, Holman, Severino
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 11/7/05
FINANCE: Yeas: Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor, Thomas, Dougan
Nays: None Absent: None Approved 11/2/05