MINUTES OF THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

February 3, 2005

 

Time and Place of Meeting:   The February 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; Cheryl Coyle, Board Member; John Jackson, Board Member; David E. Orron, Esq., Board Attorney; John Obryk, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Middlesex County Public Health Department; Jessica Smit; Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Middlesex County Public Health Department; Mike Donnelly, Middlesex County Public Health Department; and Kathleen Wasson, Board Secretary.  Two concerned residents attended the meeting.

 

Call to Order:  With a quorum present, Chairman Hart called the meeting to order at 7:00 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:  January Meeting Minutes

The January 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 January, 2005.  John Obryk reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.  John discussed the first complaint, concerning illness at the Elms.  Bernice suggested that an airborne test be conducted, as it may be related to the HVAC system.  John also discussed the second and third complaints with the Board members.

          John also reported to the Board concerning changing the rabies clinic hours.  The Board members discussed the issue and unanimously decided to allow the time change to 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

          John reported that Hatch Mott McDonald, the Township engineering firm, is overseeing the demolition at the Carter-Wallace site.  There are no asbestos issues there, pursuant to testing which has been done.

          John distributed booklets from the County Health Education Department.  He can follow up on setting up any lecture dates which the Board wishes to sponsor.  The Chairman asked the Board members to review the booklet for the next meeting.

          CEI corporation is expanding its food services.  John is monitoring this expansion.

          There will be one more flu shot clinic tomorrow from 1-3 p.m.  John has not been notified of any others beyond this date.

          John discussed the issue of charging the Presbyterian Church Nursery School for a food license.  The Board members agreed that, if the organization is tax-exempt and does not have to pay pursuant to Township policy, then the Nursery School’s payment should be waived.

 

Third order of business:  Environmental Report

          The Board members received the monthly report for January.   Mike Donnelly reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.  Mike presented a set of plans for the Board members to review on three new homes located on Old Dey Road.  Pursuant to Mike’s presentation, the Board members unanimously voted to approve the plans on a motion by Bernice Shapiro, second by John Jackson.  Mr. Orron suggested that Mike speak with the Township Committee Construction Official, Greg Farrington, to ensure that he will check the final construction to make sure that the number of bedrooms actually built is consistent with and does not exceed the numbers proposed in the original plans, as this may affect the septic approved by the Board of Health.

 

Fourth order of business: Old Business

          None.

 

Fifth order of business:  New Business

           Committeman Tom Panconi asked the Board to consider his proposal to have a soil testing ordinance passed for the Township.  He brought a copy of a Hamilton Township ordinance for distribution to the Board members.  He has also presented his proposal to the Environmental Commission.  The Board members said that they will consider his proposal.  Bernice asked John to obtain any applicable ordinances from towns within Middlesex County.

 

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 John Jackson and seconded by Cheryl Coyle.  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 3 pages, constitutes a true and correct copy of the minutes of the monthly meeting held on February 3, 2005.

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 4th day of March, 2005.

 

 

 

Kathleen S. Wasson

Board Secretary