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Ottawa County Health Department 2013 Awards of Merit in Environmental Health

Pictured left to right: John Harmon (Chippewa Golf Course) Sharon Dell and Judy Wheeler (Otterbein Northshore Retirement Community) Pete Spieldenner (Board of Health President)

Since 1983, the Ottawa County Board of Health has presented Awards of Merit to those licensed operations in Ottawa County which have maintained a high degree of sanitation and safety.

This annual award signifies a high level of concern by the operators, not just for meeting the rules and regulations, but in providing an operation that exceeds the minimum requirements.

The awards program, unique to the state, has developed into “healthy” competition among the operators and has proven to be beneficial not only to the health department, but to the residents and visitors to Ottawa County.  

At the October 8 Ottawa County Board of Health Meeting, Ken Sharkey, Director of Environmental Health/Deputy Health Commissioner and Pete Spieldenner, Ottawa County Board of Health President, presented an Award of Merit to the following operations:

- Food Service Operation-Full Menu – Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community
9400 N. Shore Blvd., Marblehead
Accepting the award Sharon Dell and Judy Wheeler

- Food Service Operation-Limited Menu – Chippewa Golf Course
23550 State Route 579, Curtice
Accepting the award John Harmon

- Swimming Pool – Fairway Villas at CIC Homeowners Association
2675 Canterbury Circle, Port Clinton
Accepting the award Earl Ley

- Large Campground – East Harbor State Park
1169 N. Buck Rd., Marblehead
Not present to accept award – Mike Monnett, Park Manager

- Small Campground – Dani-Donn’s Bayside Resort, Inc.
7420 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead
Not present to accept award – Richard Gray

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