MINUTES OF THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

FEBRUARY 5, 2004

 

Time and Place of Meeting:  The February monthly meeting, held at the Cranbury Town Hall, was duly opened by Vice-Chair Shapiro at 7:00 p.m.

 

In Attendance:  Bernice Shapiro, Board Vice-Chair; Michele Kemper, Board Member; Cheryl Coyle; Board Member; David E. Orron, Esq., Board Attorney; John Obryk, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Middlesex County Public Health Department; Mike Donnelly, Middlesex County Public Health Department; and Kathleen Wasson, Board Secretary.  Also present was Cranbury resident Connie Bauder.

 

Call to Order:  With a quorum present, Vice-Chair Shapiro called the meeting to order at 7:20 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 Special Meeting and January Meeting Minutes

The November Special Meeting minutes and the January minutes were tabled.

 

Second order of business:  Public Health Report

          The Board members received the monthly report for January, 2004.  Mr. Obryk reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.  Regarding the complaint of no water being provided at the Star Ledger building on Route 130, Ms. Shapiro asked whether there is a time period which will be allowed for them to fix the problem.  There was a fire at the site – John will determine what is happening.  The workers told him that they are using the facilities at the Oil Change place next door.  Bernice asked John to make sure that the workers know that the problem will be resolved.  Connie Bauder said that the recycling is a problem on Petty Road.  The wind blows things around from other people’s garbage, some of whom do not put lids on their cans.  Cheryl suggested having a note put in the Township newsletter reminding people of how to tie up and secure their garbage and recyclables.  Kathy will let Linda Scott know.

          John let everyone know that he is no longer being transferred to Sayreville, and will stay on in Cranbury.

 

Third order of business:  Environmental Report

The Board members received the monthly report for January, 2004.  Mr. Donnelly reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.

         

Fourth order of business: Old Business

          Mr. Orron presented his revised ordinance to the board members and reviewed the changes thereto.  Bernice asked whether areas designated as easements, or open land, designated property will be covered under this ordinance.  Mr. Orron answered that if it an area where people congregate, as opposed to green space in a person’s yard, it would be covered.  A discussion was held concerning the issue of one-time vendors, such as those providing food at Cranbury Day, or a catering service that is hired by a resident, should be covered under this ordinance.  John said that if covered under the ordinance, they would be required to inspect the food provider to make sure that they would meet the sanitary requirements of the ordinance.  Mr. Orron said that community and church groups are exempt under an existing ordinance which requires temporary permits.  Mr. Orron suggested having a companion ordinance to address this issue separately.  The Board members said that they wish to prohibit butchering, etc. by anyone – whether a professional or not.  Therefore, someone could hold a pig roast if the pig is spit-ready when brought to the park.  A discussion was then held about whether to exempt preparation of fish.  The entire section dealing with exceptions was struck by the Board members.  Motion by Cheryl Coyle to introduce the ordinance as amended; second by Michele Kemper.  Mr. Orron will prepare the ordinance for publication.

 

Fifth order of business:  New Business

          Cheryl Coyle reported that a survey was conducted and 67% of people in the country said that they are in favor of smoking ban in public places.

 

Adjournment:  There being no further business before the Board, Vice-Chair Shapiro stated that she would entertain a motion to adjourn.  The motion was made by Cheryl Coyle and seconded by Michele Kemper.  The vote was unanimous in favor of adjournment and the meeting was concluded at 7:50 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 three pages, constitutes a true and correct copy of the minutes of the monthly meeting held on February 5, 2003.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name this  12th day of March, 2004.

 

 

 

Kathleen S. Wasson

Board Secretary