Environmental Health Department

As part of the Public Health Department, Environmental Health (EH) is focused on controlling environmental factors that impact human health and environment (food, water, and air). EH staff conducts routine inspections and complaint investigations related to health and sanitation in all food establishments, child care facilities, and schools. Environmental Health oversees the permitting, installation and use of onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic systems), protecting drinking water resources and surface waters from pollution. In addition, the Environmental Health department responds to complaints concerning swimming pools, public accommodations, mobile home parks, campgrounds and other recreational facilities.

Notice to the Public

The statutes governing temporary food event fees changed in 2016 prompting staff to develop a new fee schedule for these events. In the past, state laws and guidelines dictated how these events were charged. All vendors needed a state retail food license and then the event coordinators were billed for time spent reviewing and inspecting the event. The proposed fee schedule seeks to collect direct cost recovery for services provided by the environmental health department in ensuring safe food service. Staff are asking the Board of Health to consider the proposed fee schedule for temporary food events. A flow chart is also provided for reference.
Summit County Board of Health will hold a Public Hearing at 1:25pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in the BOCC Room of the Summit County Courthouse, 208 E. Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge, Colorado, to consider proposed fees.
All interested persons are encouraged to review the proposal and submit comments to the environmental health department for consideration. Persons may also attend this Public Hearing and present testimony and evidence pertinent to these proposed revisions. Written comments may be sent to: Dan.Hendershott@SummitCountyCo.Gov or to the Summit County Board of Health, c/o The Summit County Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 68, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

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