MINUTES OF THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

July 8, 2004

 

Time and Place of Meeting:  The July 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; 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.  A concerned resident attended the meeting.

 

Call to Order:  With a quorum present, Chairman Hart called the meeting to order at 7:15 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:  June Meeting Minutes

The June 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 June, 2004.  Pearson Education opened up without notifying John.  The kitchen had been open for about one month.  They have corrected the issues John cited pursuant to his inspection.  John has an issue with the snack bar at Cranbury Swim Club.  They are making more food than last year and he notified them that they need to install a three compartment sink in the kitchen area.  John was at Hannah and Mason’s today; they would like to open mid-next week.  He still gave them a conditionally satisfactory rating for some minor issues.  He will revisit next Tuesday and believes that they should have everything done by then.  The Chairman asked if they dug up the sidewalk to put in a new gas line.  John did not know but will ask about this next Tuesday.  John inspected the pools at Four Seasons; they knew that the inspection would not be satisfactory but it was required to be conducted by contract.  The pool is now open but the spa is not.  The Gentle Healing Wellness Spa complaint concerns the use of towels and other linens more than once without laundering.  John inspected and found this complaint to be without merit.  John received a call from a Cranbury resident who has a problem with his neighbor’s dog toileting on the dog owner’s property, which abuts the complainant’s property.  This issue will be included on the July report.

         

Third order of business:  Environmental Report

The Board members received the monthly report for June, 2004.  Mr. Donnelly reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.  The Halsey Reed Road Site evaluation is required because the owner wants to put an addition on his house and must put in new septic.  The 74 Cranbury Neck Road Installation is required because the owners never got a Certificate of Occupancy for the house.  The subject of the complaint is the issue raised by a concerned resident at the last meeting.  Mike said that the resident was correct; the septic tank had been abandoned and not filled in.  Mike said that the Chinmaya Mission is planning a new system for the water system.

 

Fourth order of business: Old Business

          The Wright South soil blending issue, raised by a concerned citizen last month, will be tabled until September.  The Board was provided with the Environmental Commission minutes requested at the June meeting.

 

Fifth order of business:  New Business

          The Chairman said that the landscaping at the old Carter-Wallace site on Half-Acre road is overgrown and may create a potential health hazard, i.e., rodents.  John will look into this.

 

Adjournment:  There being no further business before the Board, Chairman Hart stated that she 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 7:45 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 July 8, 2004.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Kathleen S. Wasson

Board Secretary