MINUTES OF THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

November 3, 2005

 

Time and Place of Meeting:  The November monthly meeting, held at the Cranbury Town Hall, was duly opened by Chairman Hart at 7:15 p.m.

 

In Attendance:  William Hart, Board Chair; Bernice Shapiro, Board Vice-Chair; Cheryl Coyle, Board Member; Jessica Smit, and Sharon Martens, David E. Orron, Esq., Board Attorney; and Kathleen Wasson, Board Secretary.

 

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:  October Meeting Minutes

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

 

Second order of business:  Public Health Report

          The Board members received the monthly report for October, 2005.  Jessica Smit reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.  The Brainerd Drive complaint about an odor was possibly coming from ConAgra.  The County is investigating how often the equipment is cleaned at the plant and what type of maintenance is done.

 

Third order of business:  Environmental Report

          The Board members received the reports for the month of October, 2005.  Sharon Martens reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.  The address for the item under Plan review is 32 Old Cranbury Road.  The address for the item under Installations is 98 George Davison Road.

 

Fourth order of business: Old Business

          Bernice spoke with Acting Township Administrator Thomas Witt at the Rabies Clinic, concerning setting up an emergency telephone chain for disseminating health information.  He thought that it was a good idea, and suggested that the BOH speak with the Police Department about doing this.

 

Fifth order of business:  New Business

          Cheryl attended the MAPP meeting and provided a summary of the substance of the meeting for the Board.

Cheryl provided a draft press release for publication concerning the National Smokeout Day Initiative.  Bernice suggested having kids at Cranbury School doing a poster design contest.

          Cheryl followed up with the School and Library to see whether they had any health needs that the BOH could assist them in fulfilling.  The School nurse would like two additional blood pressure cuffs for their office.  Bernice Shapiro moved to provide funds to the Cranbury School to buy two additional child blood pressure cuffs for a total cost of $400.00.  Cheryl Coyle seconded the motion.  The vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.  The Librarian said that he would be interested in co-sponsoring a seminar for the Four Seasons housing development.

          The meeting dates were approved for 2006.

 

Public Forum:  The Chairman opened the public forum at 8:00 p.m.  No one from the public chose to speak.

 

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 8:05 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 2 pages, constitutes a true and correct copy of the minutes of the monthly meeting held on November 3, 2005.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 2nd day of  February, 2006.

 

 

Kathleen S. Wasson

Board Secretary