The Board of Health Office is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local public health laws, rules, and regulations. Public Health is a dynamic field which requires participation in a multitude of different coalitions, committees, task forces, and other community organizations. This office conducts inspections, issues permits and licenses, offers trainings and resources, maintains vital records and databases, and facilitates biweekly Board of Health meetings. The Health Agent and Health Inspector are regularly attending conferences and seminars to keep abreast of new public health issues while maintaining continued education units required by the division of professional licensure.
The Board Health is a five member elected board which meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm in the Lower Conference Room at the Bourne Town Hall. If you would like to be heard before the Board of Health, requests must be submitted in writing to the Health Department no later than 4:30pm a week prior to the scheduled meeting date. Six copies of your request are required and must include explict details as to what you intend to discuss at said meeting.
The Board members volunteer their time to address a variety of public health issues. They serve a three year term on an alternating schedule so that not all members are up for re-election at any one time. It is the responsibility of the Board members to discuss and vote on Title V variance and waiver requests, non-compliance issues, promulgate and amend local regulations, approve Landfill operations, and address any other health concerns raised by the office or public.
Please contact 508-759-0600 ext. 1513 with any questions you may have.