Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Board of Health Meeting Minutes 10/13/10

The regular meeting of the Morris Plains Board of Health was held on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 in the Council Chambers at 7:30 PM.

Members Present: Mr. Robert Heiser

Mrs. Peg Dugan

Mrs. Catherine Marshall

Mrs. Pam Nelson

Mr. Larry Ripley

Attending: Mrs. Laurie Fu – Council Liaison

Mrs. Carole Howell – Secretary

Absent: Mr. Ben Samara – Sanitarian

Call to Order

Mr. Heiser called the meeting to order at 7:35 PM, declaring that adequate notice of this meeting has been published and posted in accordance with Chapter 231 of the Public Laws of 1975, "Open Public Meetings Act."

Pledge of Allegiance

Everyone stood for the flag salute, led by Mr. Heiser.

Approval of Minutes

Mr. Ripley made a motion to approve the Minutes of September 8, as circulated. Mrs. Nelson seconded the motion and it was unanimously passed.


No one on the Board has seen the advertising for the Wellness Day in the News Bee. Laurie Fu volunteered to scour the paper from the last 2 weeks for any articles.

Council News

Laurie has been in touch with Marlene in Madison regarding a Flu Clinic for Borough employees. The date has been set for October 27. The Mayor had suggested that Laurie share immunization information in the upcoming edition of Plains Talk. Laurie was able to get an earlier press release from Marlene and will be editing it for the upcoming Plains Talk. She will then email this new release to the Board. It will also contain the information about the Rabies Clinic.

Laurie explained that the Borough has accepted some grant money for the Click It or Ticket, as well as a Clean Communities project.

Laurie reported that the deer cull number is up to 13 so far this season.



A community garden is being planned. A farmer from Fosterfields who has a farm of his own is helping with equipment and labor. It will be located off Central Ave.

Drug Free Schools Week will take place at the end of October.

The Recreation Department is planning a bonfire and hayride for Oct. 23.

This coming Saturday will be the last of the season for the Farmer’s Market.

The Borough has applied for an energy efficiency grant to upgrade the air conditioning, heat and lighting for the municipal building and the Road Department buildings. The Borough could receive up to $50,000. if eligible for this aid.

Laurie closed her report with the news that the Municipal Alliance recently held another Father/Son night.


New Budget Sheets for 2011

New Business

Chores and supplies were then discussed for the upcoming Wellness Day this coming Saturday (Oct. 16). Larry Ripley will be responsible for the coffee makers. Carole will supply the coffee, milk, juice, cream cheese, jelly (sugar free), 4 ½ dozen mini bagels and grapes. The tables will be picked up by the Road Department from Madison and delivered to Community Park. Mr. Heiser is a little concerned because he has not heard back from the Minutemen about their display table with the File For Life program. Larry Ripley offered to call them and remind them to arrive at 7:45 on Saturday morning.

The Flu Clinic will be held at the Wellness Day and then on Oct. 23 – from 10:30 – Noon. Larry Ripley will be there to help the Madison nurses. For the 10:00 AM setup Pam, Bob and Laurie will be present.

With no further business to come before the Board, Mr. Ripley made a motion to adjourn. Mrs. Nelson seconded the motion and the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.





Carole J. Howell