Members of the Board of Health are elected by the voters to serve three-year terms. The elected board is responsible for the promotion and protection of public health. This is done through education and enforcement of environmental, public, medical and mental health laws and regulations. The elected board is supported by the Health Department located in Town Hall.
The Board of Health provides enforcement of the State Sanitary Code in the areas of housing, food sales and service, pools and camps. It is also responsible for the surveillance and reporting of communicable disease and the State Environmental Code for wells, septic systems, lead and asbestos abatement, and ground water protection.