MINUTES OF THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

March 3, 2005

 

Time and Place of Meeting:  The March 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 7:05 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 unanimously approved; motion by John Jackson, second by Cheryl Coyle.

 

Second order of business:  Public Health Report

          The Board members received the monthly report for February, 2005.  John Obryk reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.  John also discussed a recent complaint received concerning an acrid odor coming from Spicetech, it is believed, on Monday, February 28th.  The County Environmental Department sent someone out to investigate, based upon a telephone complaint received.  A concerned resident believed that the odor came from a ConAgra building, #6.  John said that he will have an answer for the Board at the next meeting.

          John said that the Cranbury Inn has begun the renovations.  They are closed for food service pending completion of the work.

          John informed the Board that he is being transferred to another office and Jessica will be his replacement.

         

Third order of business:  Environmental Report

          The Board members received the monthly report for February.   Mike Donnelly reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.  Regarding the fish kill issue on Petty Road, Mike said that a field ph test came back at about 6.5, which is pretty good.

 

Fourth order of business: Old Business

          The Secretary distributed the Mount Laurel ordinance concerning Soil Testing to the Board members and explained that Mr. Panconi has asked them to review this ordinance because the Environmental Commission regards it as a good model.  A general discussion took place concerning the ordinance.  Mr. Orron said that he would like to review the ordinance, and the information incorporated by reference, for the next meeting.  He also said that he believes that the Township Engineer should give an opinion concerning the regulations incorporated by reference.  John Jackson made a motion to recommend that the TC proceed with the adoption of an ordinance concerning soil testing as a prerequisite to a change of land use from agricultural to residential or any other use.  Cheryl Coyle seconded the motion.  The vote was unanimous in favor of approval.  The Secretary will type the recommendation and inform Mr. Panconi of the vote.

 

Fifth order of business:  New Business

           John Jackson said that he received a notice from the State of NJ concerning a public health conference.

          Cheryl Coyle asked what the Board can do about supporting anti-smoking legislation.  Mr. Orron suggested that someone from the Board contact a local legislator and express support for a bill which looks like it has support.

 

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 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 3 pages, constitutes a true and correct copy of the minutes of the monthly meeting held on March 3, 2005.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Kathleen S. Wasson

Board Secretary