MINUTES OF THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

November 16, 2004

 

Time and Place of Meeting:  The November 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; 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.  A concerned resident attended.

 

Call to Order:  With a quorum present, Chairman Hart called the meeting to order at 7:03 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:  October Meeting Minutes

The October minutes were unanimously approved as amended; motion by Bernice Shapiro, second by Cheryl Coyle.

 

Second order of business:  Public Health Report

          The Board members received the monthly report for October, 2004.  John Obryk reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.  John discussed the Middlesex County flu lottery with the Board members.  Bernice, Cheryl and Michele coordinated the posting of notices in Cranbury, which were posted by Cheryl, and Town Clerk Kathy Cunningham placed information in the Cranbury Press at Bernice’s request.  Bernice suggested developing a strategy for dealing with lottery situations, such as this one, in the future.  A suggestion was made to contact the Cranbury Presbyterian Church for purposes of transporting senior citizens to obtain the flu shot, as they have a minibus which is used to transport seniors who are church members.  John will provide follow up information at a future meeting.

 

Third order of business:  Environmental Report

          The Board members received the monthly report for October.  Mike Donnelly reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.  Mike was asked by Richard Spillatore, of the Middlesex County Water Coordination Unit, to report to the Board members on several types of water monitoring that is done in the Cranbury community.  They are: (1) Surface water monitoring – random testing is done of Brainerd Lake; (2) Non-community water source inspections – water sampling of private wells to verify water quality and compliance with EPA water safety standards; (3) Radium testing is being done if requested (a recent positive test in Town was remediated with placement of a water softening system); (4) Nitrates found in wells on farms and adjoining properties have been remediated by reverse osmosis.

 

Fourth order of business: Old Business

           There was a discussion concerning providing health seminars in Cranbury.  It was decided that this is an issue that the Board would like to pursue.

 

Fifth order of business:  New Business

          A concerned resident mentioned that she saw an article in the newspaper about a program for seniors in Hamilton, which involves them calling in to the police department on a daily basis to report that they are ok.

 

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 Cheryl Coyle.  The vote was unanimous in favor of adjournment and the meeting was concluded at 7:39 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 November 16, 2004.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Kathleen S. Wasson

Board Secretary