Hopkinton Board of Health Vacancy Announcement

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On August 22, 2014 the Hopkinton Board of Health notified the Board of Selectmen of a vacancy on the Board of Health due to a resignation and are currently seeking candidates for this position.

Pursuant to Town Charter provision 3-1(e), a joint meeting, consisting of the remaining members of the Hopkinton Board of Health and the members of the Board of Selectmen, will (tentatively) convene on September 9th at a regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen meeting to appoint an individual to temporarily fill this one seat until the next Annual Town Election in May of 2015.

The Hopkinton Board of Health is an elected three-member body. The Board of Health is responsible for a wide range of health and environmental concerns, including the promotion of public health, control of dangerous disease and protection of the environment. In addition to permitting and inspectional services, associated with the enforcement of local and state sanitary and environmental regulations, the Board of Health also provides communicable disease investigation and prevention programs, food establishment inspection services, pool and camp permitting, trash and septage hauler permitting, complaint investigations, housing inspections, tobacco sales permitting and enforcement, wastewater and water supply plan review and permitting, and emergency planning.

Interested parties should apply by the close of business, 4:30 PM, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Please note, the Board of Health typically meets on Thursday evenings.

To apply, visit the Town's website and apply through the Online Volunteer Form or by clicking here.

Residents may also apply by submitting a letter of interest to: Jamie Hellen, Operation’s Assistant to the Town Manager’s Office, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

Interested parties may contact Ed Wirtanen, Public Health Administrator, at 508-497-9725, with any questions regarding expectations or details about the position or the Board of Health.