Health board suspends eatery

The Seneca County General Health District Board of Health suspended Good Times Tavern’s food service operation license at Thursday night’s board meeting.

Environmental Division Director Laura Wallrabenstein said the business owner did a significant remodel of its kitchen without a plan review.

Good Times Tavern, located on SR 4 in Attica, has until Feb. 8 to submit an appeal on the suspension.

Wallrabenstein said an issue for the company is to get approval from the Ohio EPA for a septic tank.

She said the tavern is allowed to be open until Feb. 8, when the suspension becomes effective, and will be allowed to remain open for the duration of the appeal process if the business owner chooses to appeal the suspension.

Wallrabenstein said the business does not put forth any health hazards, it just does not fit into compliance.

The board also approved a solid waste license for Sunny Farms for 2013, by a vote of 5-2.

The EPA filed an enforcement action against Sunny Farms for odor violations, Wallrabenstein said.

In “record time,” the EPA and Sunny Farms have reached a settlement, and the landfill now is in compliance and eligible for the license it received from the board Thursday night.

Health commissioner Marjorie Broadhead also reported at the meeting the state of Ohio rejected a liquor license renewal for The Suburban Inn, a bar in Middleburg Heights, for a “blatant disregard of the Smoke Free Ohio Act.”

In other business, the board approved:

A condemnation of 2197 S. Shamrock Court, Tiffin.

Rescinding condemnation of 212 Lincoln Road, Tiffin.

A contract with Seneca County Youth Center for nursing services.

A contract with Seneca County Board of Development Disability for the Fostoria building lease.

A contract with Harvey, Abens, Iosue Co. LPA for management consultants.

A resolution to approve the safe routes to school project collaboration.

The hiring of Christine Huth as WIC director.

The hiring of Jaime Cole as WIC breastfeeding peer.

A n advance payment request.