LISBON — Columbiana County Well being Commissioner Wes Vins has a brand new five-year contract and a brand new title earlier than his title after incomes a doctorate in public coverage and administration.
The county well being district board on Wednesday congratulated Vins and renewed his employment contract as well being commissioner, setting his gross revenue per pay each two weeks at $5,380. The board additionally eliminated a personnel coverage which paid Vins an extra $1,000 per bi-weekly pay through the pandemic, with the elimination of the coverage taking impact Jan. 7 and ending the advantage pay.
Vins earned his doctorate from West Chester College positioned in Pennsylvania. When contacted, he stated this was a protracted highway for him, however very fulfilling and he discovered lots alongside the best way. He stated this provides to the steadiness of the division. He additionally famous others within the well being district are getting extra training.
“Public well being is modernizing and I feel it’s necessary that Columbiana County keep tempo with that,” Vins stated.
He’s trying ahead to persevering with the event of the employees and persevering with to make them efficient in making “our county a more healthy place to dwell, work and play. I’m pleased with how far we’ve come over the previous 14 years. I sit up for persevering with that progress.”
In a press launch in regards to the assembly, he acknowledged how grateful he was to guide the division and “having a entrance row seat to witness the various achievements the division and its employees have reached.”
In the previous couple of years alone, Vins and district personnel met the big challenges introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic and in addition earned accreditation, a sign of how properly the division serves the residents.
“We’re positioned properly proper now for the calls for of public well being,” Vins stated.
In different enterprise, the board accepted the third and ultimate readings for will increase to the yearly charges for meals service distributors, public pool and spa operators and campground operators licensed by the well being district. Nobody attended a public listening to on the payment will increase earlier this month.
Charges are primarily based on a value methodology course of which takes into consideration the period of time put into every program by well being district workers. Charges will take impact Feb. 1.
The board additionally accepted transferring the nurse for Kids with Medical Handicaps from part-time to full-time, tabled an tools buy, appointed Lance Willard of Columbiana to a different two-year time period on the county sewage appeals board and agreed to difficulty board orders in opposition to Garrett James LLC, Lakemore, for nuisance violations at 343 Georgetown Street, Salem.
The following assembly will probably be 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18 on the well being district, 7360 state Route 45, Lisbon.
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