BOARD OF HEALTH

 

The Chatham Township Board of Health is an autonomous board that provides all of the activities that are required to meet the minimum performance standards of the State of New Jersey for local boards of health. These activities include environmental health and personal health activities.

The Chatham Township Board of Health consists of five members appointed by the Township Committee for a period of three years. During its monthly meeting, the board addresses public health issues presented by the board's sanitarian and by residents of the Township who attend the meeting; reviews in detail all plans for the construction of new septic systems and the repair of existing septic systems; approves septic system use for conceptual subdivisions; and passes ordinances and resolutions governing all activities of the board.

The Chatham Township Board of Health has a contract with the Madison Health Department for environmental and public health services for the Township. A sanitarian from the Madison Health Department attends all meetings of the Board of Health. The Board of Health also has a contract with Hatch Mott MacDonald for professional engineering services for the detailed review of septic system designs to assure that the designs meet state and Chatham Township standards. The board's attorney prepares ordinances and resolutions for the board and advises the board on legal issues.

Environmental health activities for the Township include inspections of local retail food establishments and recreational bathing facilities; field inspections of the construction or repair of septic systems and wells; laboratory testing of water supplies, streams, septic system malfunctions, and potentially hazardous foods; investigation of general nuisance complaints such as rodent problems, dog bites, and noise pollution; and rabies investigations and rabies clinics for dogs and cats.

Personal health activities include child health conferences and vaccinations, adult health clinics, cancer screenings, influenza clinics, epidemiological investigations of all communicable diseases, and health education.

Board of Health meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month,
at 7:30 PM. All meetings are held at the Township Hall. Click here for agendas and minutes

Emergency Action Planning Guidance for Retail Food Establishments - 2015

Comprehensive Financial Assistance Program for Women with Breast Cancer

Allergy Awareness Month

 

Board of Health Ordinances
  AN ORDINANCE FURTHER AMENDING THE REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CHATHAM, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, RESPECTING RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP AND THE FEES PERTAINING THERETO Final Adoption of Ordinance BH-1-14
 

AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL SECTION 6 OF BH-4-01 RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF INDIVIDUAL SUBSURFACE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS IN THE TOWNSHIP OF CHATHAM, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY

Final Adoption of Ordinance BH-1-13
  ORDINANCE BH-2-78 Adobe PDF document AN ORDINANCE TO CONTROL NOISE WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP OF CHATHAM IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS , NEW JERSEY Final Adoption of Ordinance BH-2-78

BOARD OF HEALTH MEMBERS (3 Year Term)

 

Name Title Expiration Year
John Nachtigal President 12/31/2019
Lucille Plantemoli  Vice-President 12/31/2017
Curt Ritter Committee Member 12/31/2017
Vacancy   12/31/2019
Lorie Gardner   12/31/2017

Madison Board of Health Notices

Health Department is urging residents to take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

What you need to know about Shingles and the Shingles Vaccine

CDC issues interim travel guidance related to Zika virus for 14 Countries
and Territories in Central and South America and the Caribbean

Zika Virus: What Should You Know?

Press Release: Couples Should Get Tested for HIV

Warning to MSM Communities at Large
Get Vaccinated for Meningococcal Disease

Adult Immunizations: 19 Years And Older

What You Need to Know about Ebola

The Sting of Shingles - Vaccine, Treatments Reduce Risks

Chatham Township Board of Health Annual Report March 2014

Measles Outbreak - What You Need To Know

Flu season is here again and it’s time to take precautions to ensure a healthy winter.

Increase in West Nile Virus activity

Rodent Prevention Measures

Retail Food Guidance for the Safe Handling of Shellfish

Sun Safety

Skin Cancer Risks Factors

Climate Change & Extreme Heat

Black Bears in Spring

Easy Green Spring Cleaning Recipes

Mold Guidelines Booklets

Spring Cleaning Tips

Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems - Updated