NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regular meetings of the Board of Health of the Borough of Hightstown, County of Mercer, State of New Jersey, for 2017 will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, with the exception of July and August, at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at the Hightstown Firehouse Hall at 140 North Main Street, Hightstown.

Debra L. Sopronyi
Borough Clerk

Members

Name Term Expires
Nancy Distelcamp Ux. 3 yrs. 2017
Jean Ray, President Ux. 3 yrs. 2017
Robin Conrad 3 yrs. 2017
Dr. John Laudenberger 3 yrs. 2018
Elizabeth Morley  3 yrs. 2018
Walt Hewitt 3 yrs. 2019
Skye Gilmartin, Vice President 3 yrs. 2019
Edyth Duffy – Alternate #1 2 yrs. 2018
 Jennifer Bernal – Alternate #2 2 yrs. 2017

Geetanjali Jain BSN, RN

Public Health Nurse

Connor Montferrat

Connor Montferrat

Council Liaison

Jill Swanson

Health Officer

(609) 799-2400

Robert Gilmartin

Recording Secretary

  • Carbon Monoxide Safety

    Cooler Temperatures Increase the Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    As outdoor winter temperatures drop and the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning increases, residents are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to improper use of heating or cooking devices. Carbon monoxide, or CO, is a dangerous gas that you cannot see, smell or taste. Carbon monoxide can be deadly. By knowing more about CO, you can protect yourself and your family from CO poisoning.

    Sources of carbon monoxide:

    CO can come from anything that burns fuels, especially if it is not used or vented in the right way.

    • Furnaces
    • Gas-powered home appliances
    • Wood stoves
    • Gas-powered tools
    • Kerosene heaters
    • Gas and charcoal grills
    • Generators
    • Cars and trucks

    Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning:

    Health effects occur when carbon monoxide enters the body through the lungs and attaches to the red blood cells that usually carry oxygen throughout the body. Early symptoms can appear at low levels of CO exposure, and often mimic the flu or food poisoning. Symptoms include fatigue, headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. The effects of exposure to higher levels of CO are more serious, and include brain damage and loss of consciousness. At high enough concentrations, it can kill you in a matter of minutes.

     

    Reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning:

    • Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed on every level of the home and outside sleeping areas. Carbon monoxide alarms need fresh batteries at least once every year, unless they are powered by sealed, 10-year batteries. Carbon monoxide alarms should be tested once a month to make sure they are working properly. Replace carbon monoxide detectors according to manufacturer recommendations. Never ignore a carbon monoxide alarm.
    • Leave cars, and other vehicles running only if they are outside of your garage.
    • Use kerosene heaters only when room doors are open and windows are open at least one inch.
    • Run generators outside and away from windows, doors, and vents.
    • Do not use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove or other gasoline or charcoal-burning devices inside your home, basement, garage or outside near a window.
    • Do not use indoor gas cooking stoves for heat.

    If you are experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, call 911 or contact the NJ Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

    For more information about carbon monoxide poisoning, go to http://www.cdc.gov/co/guidelines.htm or call the West Windsor Health Department at (609) 936-8400.

  • Project Medicine Drop

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    Mercer County Locations

    Project Medicine Drop provides the opportunity to discard unused prescription medications every day throughout the year. The participating police agencies maintain custody of the deposited drugs, and dispose of them according to their normal procedures for the custody and destruction of controlled dangerous substances.

    East Windsor Police Department • 80 1 Mile Road • East Windsor, New Jersey 08520 • (609) 448-5678

    Hamilton Township Police Department • 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road • Hamilton, New Jersey 08619 • (609) 581-4045

    Hopewell Township Police Department • 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Road • Titusville, New Jersey 08560 • (609) 737-3100

    Lawrence Township Police Department • 2211 Lawrenceville Road • Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 • (609) 896-0225

    Princeton Police Department • 1 Valley Road • Princeton, NJ 08540 • (609) 927-2100

    Robbinsville Township Police Department • 1117 U.S. 130 • Robbinsville, NJ 08691 • (609) 259-3900

    The College of New Jersey Police Department • 2000 Pennington Road • Ewing Township, NJ 08618 • (609) 771-2345

    West Windsor Police Department • 20 Municipal Drive • West Windsor, NJ 08550 • (609)799-1222