The Board of Health is accountable for assuring that proper health standards are maintained within the Township. The Board of Health is the only municipal organization along with the Mayor and Council with the power to establish mandates. The Board of Health also oversees that Town Ordinances, meant to ensure healthy living circumstances in The Township of Morris County, are followed.
The duties and services of the board include, but not limited to the following:
- The Board monitors the maintenance of food and beverage vending machines and retail food stores
- Regulates the custody of animals, (A Rabies Clinic is held on the first Saturday of November)
- Sanctions the inspection of premises by the health officer
- Supervises and manages other corporations in order to ensure healthy living circumstances in the county.
- Healthcare for senior citizens
- Regulating programs for children to fight against drug and alcohol abuse
- Healthcare for newborns and infants
- Approve and enforce local pet-waste laws - Clean and plentiful water is important for our families and the environment. Animal waste from pets pollutes the waters. When left on the ground it is either washed away by rain or melting snow and is carried to the rivers, lakes, and oceans. Animal waste contains a high level of nutrients as well as bacteria and disease-causing microorganisms. The laws set by the board require that pet owner's properly disposed of the solid waste. People with assistance animals such as Seeing Eye dogs are excluded.