Now technically part of the Health and Human Services Department, the Health Department deals with all public health…More concerns in town from septic tanks to flu shots.
Health Department officials can answer questions about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, and will even do macroscopic exams of ticks. They have information about asbestos, lead and radon. They can respond to public health nuisances like flies, mosquitoes, or overflowing garbage.
The department issues permits related to serving food to the public, septic systems, as well as for nail salons, barber shops, and childcare services, and anything else that may pose a public health risk.