MINUTES OF THE

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF HEALTH

 

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

            The regularly scheduled meeting for the Board of Health was held in the Town Hall Recital Room on March 6, 2007 at 7:00pm.

 

CALL TO ORDER

            With a quorum present, Chairwomen Coyle call the meeting to order and Dawn Maisano was Secretary of the meeting.

 

STATEMENT OF ADEQUATE NOTICE

            Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-4): Notice of this meeting was sent to the Cranbury Press, The Trenton Times and Home News Tribune on December 1, 2006, posted on the Bulletin Board, filed with the township Clerk and sent to those who requested a copy.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

            Chairwomen Cheryl Coyle, Mr. Dr. John Coumbis, Mr. John Jackson, Dr. Daniel Notterman, Ms. Bernice Shapiro.

 

NON-MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

            Ms. Lynn Forester, Health Officer; Mr. Kevin Van Hise, Esq., Board Attorney; Ms. Dawn Maisano, Board Secretary.

 

MINUTES

            The minutes of the February meeting were reviewed and approved with a motion by Mr. Jackson, second by Dr. Notterman, all in favor.

 

SANITARIAN’S REPORT

            The board members received the February 2007 report and Ms. Forester reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.

 

HEALTH OFFICER REPORT

            The board members received the February 2007 report and Ms. Forester reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.

            Ms. Forester let the Board know that Jessica Smit will now be working for New Brunswick and Mike Donnelly will be the new Health Officer for Cranbury.

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

            Mission Statement – With a motion by Chairwomen Coyle and second by Dr. Notterman the following mission statement was passed and Ms. Maisano will post on the township web-site.

 

            The Board’s mission is to support New Jersey State Statutes (NJSA 26:3-1 et.seq.) and promote good public health and prevent disease through recommendations and programs that maintain the health, safety and well being of Cranbury Township residents.

 

            Needs Assessment – Dr. Notterman had said that there are records kept on Emergency Services and that we can have immediate availability to them.

 

MRC – Contact Update - Dr. Notterman will invite Mr. Doug Campbell to our April meeting to discuss a Medical Reserve Corp. in Cranbury.

 

            Annual Report – Ms. Maisano will scan and e-mail the committee with examples of other committee’s annual reports, for their review.

 

            Grant Opportunities – Chairwomen Coyle had reported that the School Nurse is very interested in the obesity issues and the opportunity to take part in this grant.  She does have data to provide to us.  Dr. Notterman noted that someone at the Children’s Hospital could help out with the entering of data.  They would have to get the data with no identifier of the children though.  Ms. Shapiro suggested that we may have to get a release form signed by parents.

 

            Drug Free Fair – With a motion by Dr. Notterman, second by Mr. Jackson the Board will have a table at the fair.  The County will provide handouts for obesity, rabies and lyme disease.

 

            Rabies – Ms. Maisano will check the dates of the Rabies clinics this year and e-mail the committee.

            With a motion by Dr. Notterman, second by Chairwomen Coyle, the Board voted to set up the township protocol for Rabid animals. 

We will invite Jerry Thorne, ACO; Pari Stave, Township Committeewoman and Police Chief Jay Hanson to the May meeting to discuss this protocol.

 

NEW BUSINESS

            Budget – Mr. Van Hise said that the budget was approved at the Township public hearing on March 12th

 

Mr. Van Hise also spoke about the Barking Dog issue.  He said that there is a noise statue with objective standards and decibel standards.  Dr. Notterman suggested that the police could consider enforcing the noise statue. 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

            Mrs. Bauder spoke about what is wrong with the ordinance.  “The three consecutive days is the issue, if we can take that out of the ordinance then it would go to mediation court and it would be up to the judge to decide the outcome,” she said.  She also stated that she shouldn’t have to sell her home and that the barking is morning, noon and night!   She spoke about a man jogging down the street and how the dogs came running towards him, he was very scared. 

            Mrs. Bauder also spoke about the rabies protocol and how the Board should not make it difficult.  The police dispatcher should tell the caller not to shot the animal in the head, watch the animal, ACO is on the way and that police are being dispatched.  “The committee should keep it very simple.”

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 pm.

 

CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY

            I, Dawn Maisano, the Undersigned, do hereby certify;

           

            That I am duly appointed Secretary of the Board of Health and, that the foregoing minutes of the Board of Health, held on March 6, 2007 consisting of 3 pages, constitute a true and correct copy of the minutes of the said meeting.

 

            IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name of said Board of Health this day

 

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                                                                                    Dawn Maisano, Secretary