Public Health policy remains an important priority of the Board of Supervisors, the Board of Health and the community. The Health Officer is responsible for inspecting and approving licenses for all eating and drinking establishments, retail food stores, public schools and public swimming pools in the township. The Health Officer provides food safety training to food handlers by conducting in service or instruction during on-site inspections. Additionally, the office investigates complaints relating to health and sanitation, including animal bites, foreign substance in waterways, insect and rodent infestation and unhealthy or unsanitary conditions in public facilities or private residences.
The Health Officer works in association with the Department of Building, Planning and Code Enforcement. As such, the BP&CE Department performs routine patrol of the township to identify code violations which may result in citations and legal action requiring compliance with codes and ordinances.
The following is a partial list of Ordinances frequently referenced by the Health Officer. They all involve common sense, and more importantly, being considerate of your neighbors.
- Dogs and other animals
- Food Establishments
- Swimming Pools
(Cooperative with Marple Township)