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 May 1, 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. Pari Stave, Township Committeewoman; Mr. Mike Donnelly, Health Officer; Mr. Kevin Van Hise, Esq., Board Attorney; Ms. Dawn Maisano, Board Secretary; Ms. Beverly Gerberich, School Nurse; Lieutenant† Ricky Varga, Cranbury Police; Sergeant Glen Runge, Hightstown Police; Mr. Jerry Thorne, Cranbury Animal Control Officer..

 

MINUTES

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

 

SANITARIANíS REPORT


††††††††††† The board members received the April 2007 report and Mr. Donnelly reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.

HEALTH OFFICER REPORT

††††††††††† The board members received the April 2007 report and Mr. Donnelly reviewed the substance of the report for the Board.

 

††††††††††† Mr. Donnelly will provide the guidelines of inspections to next months meeting.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

††††††††††† Rabies Protocol - Dr. Coumbis gave an overview about Rabies.† It is a viral illness that is fatal if untreated.† Persons handling wild animals need to be vaccinated. There is a 7 day incubation period that the virus works its way to the nerves and nervous system and once in the brain the virus works very rapidly.† Animals who are suspected of having rabies are quarantined for at least 10 days.† The best prevention is to make sure dogs and cats are vaccinated.


 

††††††††††† The Board of Health will create a bullet list and or flip card of things to do if you suspect an animal is rabid.† We will provide these cards to the Hightstown dispatcher, Cranbury Police, post on the township web-site, and hand out at the Rabies clinics.

 

††††††††††† Also, the Board of Health strongly recommends that Jerry Thorne, ACO receive a new series of rabies vaccinations and follow the CDC guidelines for follow up vaccinations.

 

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††††††††††† Flu Vaccination - The Board and Ms. Gerberich discussed vaccinating the school children.†

 

††††††††††† Grant Opportunities / Obesity in Children - Ms. Gerberich discuss the Cranbury school childrenís BMI.† There will be new school nutrition laws in September 2007.

 

††††††††††† Drug Free Fair - The Fair is May 19th, 11-2pm.† Mr. Jackson, Ms. Coyle and Dr. Notterman have agreed to work the table.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

††††††††††† Ms. Shapiro has resigned from the board.† She has accepted a position in Washington, DC and will be moving later this month.† The board thanked her for her years of service and dedication to the Board of Health and wished her well in her new endeavor.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

††††††††††† Mr. Bauder said that this have been the most productive meeting in 20 years.† He also let us know that there are dogs on his block that have no licenses and there needs to be something done.† Mr. Donnelly will check with the ACO.

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, Dr. Notterman motioned and Mr. Jackson second the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 pm.

 

CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY

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

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††††††††††† That I am duly appointed Secretary of the Board of Health and, that the foregoing minutes of the Board of Health, held on May1, 2007 consisting of 2 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††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† __________________________††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dawn Maisano, Secretary