Board of Health


The Board of Health, under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, ensures that all state regulations pertaining to public health are enforced. The Board may also promulgate local regulations that it deems to be in the best interest of public health.

The Board of Health employs a Professional Engineer/Agent to review all plans concerning stormwater runoff, drainage, and septic system design as they pertain to subdivisions, commercial property, and private homes. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) gives local boards of health the authority to draft and enforce regulations to enhance Title 5, private wells, and drainage.

Daily Activities

The daily activities are coordinated by the Administrative Agent. The routine services and compliance activities are performed by a Health Agent, a Public Health Nurse, and the Inspector of Animals.

    Board Member     Term Expires    
    Carol Read     2021    
    Stephen Resch     2022    
    Robert Abernethy, Associate Member     2021
    Holly Rand     2023
    Melissa Coughlin     2023    
    Kathleen Thompson     2023    

Associate Members

We encourage interested residents to serve as Associate Members.   Please call the Board of Health office for more information

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

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