Nazarene Camp Director Insults Health Department Administrator

“Rodney Must Not Be Much Of A Father”
Opinion

Why is the West Virginia Nazarene Church insulting fathers? Would Jesus approve of such insults? Those are questions being asked after a series of insults directed at fathers by church officials.

During a May 24th, 2017, routine, inspection by Nicholas County Board Of Health Sanitarian Elizabeth D. Ratliff, West Virginia Nazarene Campground, of 6461 Webster Road, Summersville, was cited for 15 violations, (posted below), some of which were critical.

In early June, PutnamCountyNews.com met with Nicholas County Health Department Administrator Rodney J. Boyce, who assured us that the camp would be safe to open by June 19th.

In early July, the camp manager, who we are told is John Parsons, texted the above insult, targeting Boyce, which follows earlier insults texted to PutnamCountyNews.com. “All I can say is that Rodney must not be much of a father if our camp is so bad and he wouldnt (sic) hesitate a minute to send his kid to it.”

That isn’t the only insult. In late June, Southern District Director Dr. Mervyn Smith told this publisher, “You are dealing with the negative ramifications of walking away from your family.” Later, Smith apologized, in a text, that reads, “I did not mean that there was a cold hearted walking away. If that is what you felt, I am sorry.”

Really?

Is there anything positive about a church official falsely accusing a father of “walking away” from his family? Especially a father that didn’t want a divorce? Would Jesus attack a father who was forced into a divorce? We doubt it. Jesus was about loving people.

His apology reminds us of Hillary Clinton’s “apology” after she attacked coal miners in her 2016 campaign. 

Many times apologies do not work when it appears that the offending comment is a genuine indication of how someone really feels.

Smith is Parson’s supervisor, and was not available for comment about his insult of Boyce. How Smith can sit in judgment of Boyce after making his own “walking away” comment remains to be seen.

Boyce is aware of the insult directed at him. We forwarded him the comment. 

Another question: After being cited 15 times in one inspection, how does anyone find it within themselves to insult the health department administrator? Especially when other camps have much cleaner inspection reports? Some would question the intelligence of insulting the health department administrator.

Northern District Director Kevin Dennis blamed the health department for “an earlier than usual inspection this year.” However, PutnamCountyNews.com advised him that, in 2015 and 2016, the inspections happened 13 days earlier than 2017’s inspection. Dennis hasn’t responded to that information.

What will the Nazarene Church do to work with the fathers that feel they are under attack?

We believe Jesus would take a healing approach and invite the West Virginia Nazarene Church to make sincere steps of correct action after such negative comments about fathers.

 

Nazarene Christian Camp

Inspection Information:




WV Nazarene Campground – Inspection Report

Inspection Information:

[?] Facility Type: Organized Camp
[?] Inspection type: Routine
[?] Inspection date: 11-May-2016
[?] Violations: A summary of the violations, found, during the inspection, are listed below:

 

64-18-14.2 / Any plumbing or drainage system under the jurisdiction of this rule shall be maintained in good repair and in a sanitary and serviceable condition by the owner or his agent.
Room 21 had water in the floor-possible water leak. Spoke with park manager and stated that there had been a water leak. 

64-18-19.2 / Floors, interior walls and ceilings shall be sound and in good repair.
Repeat Walls throughout the entire facility have areas where poor repair wood is broken, bowed, buckled, rotted. Manager is aware and working on these problems to correct these issues. 

64-18-19.2 / Floors, interior walls and ceilings shall be sound and in good repair.
Repeat Floor paint throughout all dorms and restroom and the entire facility have paint chipping poor repair. 

64-18-19.2 / Floors, interior walls and ceilings shall be sound and in good repair.
Room 10 and 11 ceilings poor repair from water leaks. 

64-18-20.1 / All parts of property used in the operation of the facility shall be kept neat, clean, adequately drained, free of litter & vermin harborage, & designed, located, maintained & operated not to endanger the public health, create a nuisance or safety hazard
Repeat Metal cage in play ground area could use filler. 

64-18-20.1 / All parts of property used in the operation of the facility shall be kept neat, clean, adequately drained, free of litter & vermin harborage, & designed, located, maintained & operated not to endanger the public health, create a nuisance or safety hazard
In play ground area some black plastic is laying on the ground. 

64-18-6.1 / All rooms or areas used for bedding and sleeping shall be kept clean and sanitary, maintained in a safe condition and in good repair
In baby building changing table bedding was ripped and poor repair not smooth and easy cleanable could have harbored germs and bacteria. 

Comments:

 

WV Nazarene Campground – Inspection Report

Inspection Information:

[?] Facility Type: Organized Camp
[?] Inspection type: Routine
[?] Inspection date: 11-May-2015
[?] Violations: A summary of the violations, found, during the inspection, are listed below:

 

64-18-12.2 / Light sources shall be installed or available to provide the following minimum foot candles of light:
Some light fixture lights are out need to replace bulbs.
64-18-19.2 / Floors, interior walls and ceilings shall be sound and in good repair.
In some areas the paint is chipping poor repair in some of the dorm wall and ceilings. Boys dorm wall poor reapir near room #2 behind restroom.
64-18-20.1 / All parts of property used in the operation of the facility shall be kept neat, clean, adequately drained, free of litter & vermin harborage, & designed, located, maintained & operated not to endanger the public health, create a nuisance or safety hazard
Play ground area needs filler around play equipment. Garbage dumpster near camper area is over flowing.

Comments:
Nursery make sure to clean toys frequent.

WV Nazarene Campground – Inspection Report

Inspection Information:

[?] Facility Type: Organized Camp
[?] Inspection type: Clean Indoor Air
[?] Inspection date: 11-May-2015
[?] Violations:

No violations were documented at the time of inspection.

Comments:
No smoking observed in dorms or other public areas, smoke free campus.

 

WV Nazarene Campground – Inspection Report

Inspection Information:

[?] Facility Type: Organized Camp
[?] Inspection type: Routine
[?] Inspection date: 28-May-2014
[?] Violations: A summary of the violations, found, during the inspection, are listed below:

 

64-18-10.1 / The entire premises and its contents shall be maintained in good repair and in a clean and sanitary condition. Facilities and equipment shall be provided for this purpose.
Paint chipping and peeling from walls and floors
paint
64-18-14.2 / Any plumbing or drainage system under the jurisdiction of this rule shall be maintained in good repair and in a sanitary and serviceable condition by the owner or his agent.
CorrectedDuringInsp Hot water shut off on Right sink in Room #2 leaking hot water in to the floor
repair
64-18-15.1 / All premises and facilities available to public patronage, employment, confinement, or use shall be designed, maintained and operated to minimize safety hazards and promote an accident-free environment.
Wood outlining play areas poor repair 
replace broken pieces
64-18-15.1 / All premises and facilities available to public patronage, employment, confinement, or use shall be designed, maintained and operated to minimize safety hazards and promote an accident-free environment.
filler missing from under some play equipment, ie. Swings and monkey bars, in play ground area
add filler 

Comments:

 

WV Nazarene Campground – Inspection Report

Inspection Information:

[?] Facility Type: Organized Camp
[?] Inspection type: Clean Indoor Air
[?] Inspection date: 28-May-2014
[?] Violations:

No violations were documented at the time of inspection.

Comments:
No violations observed Thank you!

 

INSPECTION PROCESS

  • Inspection Frequency Facility inspections are conducted one to four times per year, depending on the complexity of a facility’s menu and their potential risk of a foodborne illness. Inspection reports will become available throughout the year, as inspections are conducted per the frequency requirements.
  • Violations (Two types of violations may be cited)
    • Critical Violations Violations of the Food Regulations, which, if left uncorrected, are more likely than other violations to directly contribute to food contamination or illness. Examples include improper temperature control of food, and the improper cooking, cooling, refrigeration or reheating of food. Such problems can create environments that cause pathogens (bacteria/viruses) to grow and thrive, which put consumers at risk for food-borne illness.
    • Non-Critical Violations Violations not directly related to the cause of foodborne illness, however if uncorrected, could affect the operation of the facility and lead to critical violations. Examples include a lack of facility cleanliness and maintenance, or improper cleaning of nonfood-contact equipment.
  • Types of Inspections
    • Standard This inspection is unannounced to the facility. A local health department sanitarian will conduct a complete inspection covering all items in the regulations for compliance.
    • Thirty Day Inspection This is a standard inspection that must be conducted no more than thirty days after a license is issued to a new Food Service Operation or Retail Food Establishment.
    • Pre-license Inspection This inspection is not required, but may be conducted by the local health department prior to issuing a license to a new Food Service Operation or Retail Food Establishment. The purpose of this inspection is to provide consultation and education to the operator.
    • Critical Control Point (CCP) This inspection may be scheduled or unannounced. A sanitarian will spend time reviewing a facility’s food processes that may directly contribute to food contamination or illness and educates the facility on proper procedures.
    • Process Review (PR) This inspection may be scheduled or unannounced. This type of inspection is similar to a CCP inspection; however the inspections are conducted in facilities such as grocery stores or convenience stores. The inspection will focus on a specific process that may directly contribute to food contamination or illness.
    • Follow-up Inspection This is an inspection for the specific purpose of re-inspecting items that were not in compliance at the time of the standard, CCP and/or PR inspection. These inspections are scheduled.
    • Complaint This is an unannounced inspection conducted as a result of a complaint received by a local health department. The specifics of the complaint will be evaluated and discussed with the person in charge of the facility.