December 9, 2004


Time and Place of Meeting:  The December monthly meeting, held at the Cranbury Town Hall, was duly opened by Chairman Hart at 7:00 p.m.


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 Inn may close down for a couple of months.


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 about 24 Washington:  she believes that this may be the 2nd or 3rd septic.  Sharon thinks that there may be others in the area with the same issues. 


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 7:35 p.m.


Certification:  I, 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 on December 9, 2004.




IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name this    day of                   , 2004.




Kathleen S. Wasson

Board Secretary