BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING
Time and Place of
Meeting: The January monthly meeting, held at the
In Attendance: William Hart, Board Chair; Bernice Shapiro, Board Vice-Chair; John Jackson, Board
Member; Michele Kemper, Board Member;
Call to Order: With a quorum present, Chairman Hart called the meeting to order at 7:13 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.
Board Reorganization: John Jackson nominated Bill Hart for Chair;
second by Bernice Shapiro. The vote was
unanimous in favor of approval. Michele
Kemper nominated Bernice Shapiro for Vice-Chair;
First order of business: November and December Meeting Minutes
The November minutes were approved as amended; motion by John Jackson, second by Bernice Shapiro. The December minutes were unanimously approved; motion by John Jackson, second by Bernice Shapiro.
Second order of business: Public Health Report
The Board members received the monthly report for December, 2003. Mr. Obryk reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.
John ran the proposed ordinance concerning food preparation
in Township parks by his supervisor, Cathy Antonidas. She asked who would enforce the ordinance,
especially on weekends and holidays.
John told her that he expected that the police would take care of
enforcement on weekends and holidays. Mr.
Orron will add an enforcement provision to the ordinance which will specify who
will enforce the ordinance. The Board
discussed the proposed ordinance. As
part of the discussion, the Board learned that the
John is processing the food establishment licenses now – he
has received almost all of them. John
will be transferred to
Third order of business: Environmental Report
The Board members received the monthly report for December, 2003. Mr. Donnelly reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.
Fourth order of business: Old Business
Fifth order of business: New Business
Mr. Orron discussed an issue which is referred to the Board by the Township Committee. The Libertarian Party has written a letter to the Township Committee asking that the Cranbury ordinance be amended to delete language, concerning the definition of a nuisance, which has recently been determined by the New Jersey Appellate Division to be unconstitutional because it is vague. Mr. Orron recommended that the ordinance not be amended as yet, but he advised John Obryk to refrain from citing anyone under the guise of this ordinance, and to advise his successor of the same, until any legal action in the matter becomes final.
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 Mr. Jackson and seconded by Vice-Chair Shapiro. The vote was unanimous in favor of adjournment and the meeting was concluded at 8:00 p.m.
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
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name this day of February, 2004.
Kathleen S. Wasson