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About
The Board of Health performs on the local level many important duties relative to the protection of public health, the control of disease, the promotion of sanitary living conditions, and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution.

Mandated duties include:
  • health care and disease control
  • enforcement of housing and dwelling codes
  • monitoring of, and providing for, hazardous waste disposal
  • monitoring the sanitary landfill
  • enforcement of Title 5 (the State Environmental Code relative to septage and garbage)
  • investigating nuisances which in the board's opinion may be injurious to health
  • enforcing MGL Chapter 2 of the State Sanitary Code involving food service establishments
  • enforcing Title 5 of the State Environmental Code regarding safety and sanitation of pools and beaches
Under the subdivision control law, the Board of Health has important responsibilities with regard to subdivision plan review and, under Title 5, inspections of septic system installation and maintenance. The board also investigates citizen complaints. In addition to its elected Board of Health, the Town is also a member of the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health. One member of the Groton Board of Health serves on the Board of Directors of the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health Association. This organization, made up of surrounding towns and with offices in Ayer, acts as agent for the performance of many of the above duties under the supervision of the local Board. One arm of the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, the Nashoba Nursing Service, provides communicable disease investigation and follow-up; tuberculosis monitoring; high risk, mother-infant follow-up; immunization and screen clinics; health promotion; and disease prevention.

The Groton Board of Health is served by a paid, full-time office administrator with an office in the Town Hall.


Contact Information
Email health@townofgroton.org Members 3
Phone (978) 448-1120 Selection Elected
Fax (978) 448-1113 Term 3 years
Office Town Hall, 173 Main St Remuneration None
Meeting First and Third Monday @ Meeting location Town Hall: Second Floor Meeting Room
Website townofgroton.org
Hours M 8:00am - 7:00pm; T-TH 8:00am - 4:00pm; F 8:00am - 1:00pm

Members
MemberRoleTerm StartTerm End
Robert J. Fleischer Chair 05/18/2016 05/21/2019
Susan Horowitz Member 05/21/2015 05/21/2018
Jason Weber Member 05/17/2017 05/21/2020


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