Health code ordinance revisions approved

A set of changes to the county’s health code ordinance was the biggest item of discussion at the Jan. 25 Randolph County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Health Department Interim Administrator Yvonne Vieregge presented the commissioners with the revisions and explained them. She noted that most are simply to update definitions and general provisions as required to match the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2017 food code.

In addition, it was noted that they would not have printed out copies of the food service and sanitation regulations available at the courthouse any more. The regulations are over 700 pages long and it is expensive to have printed out copies. However, a link to the regulations will be put on the county’s website.

Vieregge also reported that the part of the ordinance that lists out the certification fee schedule would be rephrased to note that the board of health sets the fees yearling. This revision means that they don’t have to amend the ordinance each time the fee schedule is updated, which is another cost saving measure.

For more from the Board of Commissioners meeting, please see this week’s print edition.