MARCH 4 , 2004


Time and Place of Meeting:  The March 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; John Jackson, 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 were Cranbury residents Connie Bauder, Marjorie Hankin, Beth Veghte, Chair, Cranbury Board of Recreation Commissioners.


Call to Order:  With a quorum present, Vice-Chair Shapiro 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:  February Meeting Minutes

The February minutes were approved as amended.


Second order of business:  Public Health Report

          The Board members received the monthly report for February, 2004. 

          Staybridge Suites is open.  John said that every one of the food licenses is paid up, the total is $940.00; $90.00 for pools and $850.00 for foods.  The Cranbury Inn is almost ready to start Phase I of the renovations.  The rabies clinic is scheduled for April 24th.  The supplies have been ordered  Bernice reminded John to ask the doctor to bring his stamp.  There were no complaints in February.


Third order of business:  Environmental Report

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


Fourth order of business: Old Business

          Bernice confirmed that there will be an article in the next Township  newsletter regarding securing recyclables.  The rabies clinic will be advertised also.

          John Jackson moved to open a public hearing on the ordinance.  Michele Kemper seconded.  Beth Veghte asked to be heard.  She felt that it is unrealistic to require people to bring a brush to the park to clean the grill.  She believes that there would be many fines issued.  Michele felt that attaching a brush to the grill with a chain will not work – it will be like the pens at the bank which run out of ink and don’t work.  Mr. Orron said that he doesn’t think so – there would not be incentive to steal a metal brush from a grill.  Mr. Orron said that Judy Dossin mentioned two additional prohibitions – not pouring remnants onto the grass and one other.  Cheryl suggested adding a statement to the cleaning provision which requires proper disposal.  Beth spoke about revising the permit for reserving space in the park.  Connie Bauder spoke about problems that the Women’s Club is having with permits for the Easter Egg hunt this year.  Bernice asked whether there has been any discussion about signage.  Beth said that there is a new park ordinance pending – once passed, they will be able to post signs.  Mr. Orron recommended putting up a small sign and referencing the ordinance.  There was discussion that it would also need to be in Spanish.  Bernice said that they have to be careful not to single out a group of people.  If no other signs in Town are posted in Spanish she wouldn’t want to do that for this issue only.  The public hearing was closed.

          John Jackson moved to approve the ordinance as amended; second by Cheryl Coyle.  The amendment, which does not alter the substance of the ordinance, would add language at the end of section 4, after the word “consumed “ to read, and disposed of in proper trash receptacles.

Bernice suggested putting an article in the newsletter to remind people that barbeque season is coming, and describing the ordinance.  John will take care of this.


Fifth order of business:  New Business

          Connie Bauder said that the odor from the spice factory is very bad on certain days. She said that others in Town have mentioned it also.  Bernice suggested that she call John Obryk the next time she smells it.  John has not received any complaints since the one received several months ago.


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 John Jackson.  The vote was unanimous in favor of adjournment and the meeting was concluded at 8:00 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 March 4, 2004.


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




Kathleen S. Wasson

Board Secretary