BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING
Time and Place of
Meeting: The December monthly meeting, held at the
In Attendance: William Hart, Board Chair; Bernice Shapiro, Vice-Chair; John Jackson, Board Member; Michele Kemper; Board Member; David E. Orron, Esq., Board Attorney; John Obryk, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Middlesex County Public Health Department; Sharon Martens, Middlesex County Public Health Department; and Kathleen Wasson, Board Secretary. A concerned resident attended.
Call to Order: With a quorum present, Chairman Hart called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. and stated that adequate notice of the meeting’s date, time and place had been provided to the public pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.) by mailing to the media, posting on the Township bulletin board and filing with the Town Clerk. The Board proceeded with new business.
First order of business: November Meeting Minutes
The November minutes were unanimously approved; motion by Bernice Shapiro, second by John Jackson.
Second order of business: Public Health Report
The Board members received the monthly report for November,
2004. John Obryk
reviewed the substance of the report for the Board. Regarding the inspections, John noted that Rhodia has sold the business and will be closing the
kitchen there. The issues at the
Cranbury Inn were not serious and have been resolved. There was a complaint about rats coming from
the American Cabinetry building – there is some debris in back of the building
which John does not believe are the source of the rats. Rabies Clinics – April 16 and October
22. As a follow up, John found out that
the Cranbury Inn extension work will likely begin in April. The
Third order of business: Environmental Report
The Board members received the monthly report for November. Sharon Martens reviewed the substance of the
report for the Board. Bernice asked
Fourth order of business: Old Business
A concerned resident raised an issue about something mentioned at the last meeting about 2 properties testing with high levels of nitrogen in the wells. She feels that the neighbors should be notified and the Board may want more information about these properties. She also cited a Township assessment which was performed in Cranbury, and which recommended that ordinances may be considered which would better protect safe water supplies and well head protection. The Chairman asked the Secretary to draft a memo from him to Fred Carr asking for information on the issue.
Fifth order of business: New Business
Becky Beauregard has asked that all boards submit a list of goals and objectives for calendar year 2005. The Chair suggested accessing the County and developing a strategy for the future to deal with issues such as the flu shot issue. The Board would also like to place a regular article in the newsletter on current health issues.
Adjournment: There being no further business before the Board, Chairman Hart stated that he would entertain a motion to adjourn. The motion was made by Bernice Shapiro and seconded by John Jackson. The vote was unanimous in favor of adjournment and the meeting was concluded at
the undersigned, do hereby certify that I am the duly appointed Secretary of
the Cranbury Township Board of Health and that this document, consisting of pages,
constitutes a true and correct copy of the minutes of the monthly meeting held
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name this day of , 2004.
Kathleen S. Wasson