October 6, 2005


Time and Place of Meeting:  The October 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, Board Vice-Chair; Cheryl Coyle, Board Member; John Jackson, Board Member; 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:  September Meeting Minutes

The September 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 September, 2005.  The Secretary reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.


Third order of business:  Environmental Report

          The Board members received the reports for the months of June, July and September, 2005.  Sharon Martens was not present at the meeting.


Fourth order of business: Old Business

          The Secretary reported that Jessica spoke with the Chief of Police concerning Cranbury’s emergency response plan.  He said that his procedure is to call the County in the case of an emergency.  He also said that the suggestion of a telephone chain is a good one.  Jessica told the Chief that the Board members may want to speak with him at a future meeting.


Fifth order of business:  New Business

          John and Cheryl received letters from the County about attending a MAPP Coalition meeting on October 14th.  Cheryl and Bill may attend.

          The Chairman discussed the recent news about the avian flu and encouraged the Board members to educate themselves about the threats associated with this serious flu strain.  The Chairman would like to have a presentation at the next meeting about the flu.

          There was a general discussion about the 2006 budget.  Cheryl suggested that the Board sponsor a program for “The Great American Smokeout Day” in November 17th.  There was a motion to approve the budget by Cheryl Coyle; second by Bernice Shapiro.

          The Secretary will draft a memo from the Chairman to the Librarian asking about the idea of the Board funding a resource area or a program on health issues.  Cheryl will check with Mrs. Malouf about doing a component in the school for the smokeout day.


Public Forum:  The Chairman opened the public forum at 8:05 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 8:10 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 October 6, 2005.




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




Kathleen S. Wasson

Board Secretary