Cooperative Public Health Service Oversight Board

Oversight Board members with the district’s 6th birthday cake at the Annual Meeting in November 2018.

The Cooperative Public Health Service Oversight Board is made up of representatives and alternates from all fifteen member communities in the district.

Membership: For a current list of members: CPHS Board Member List. The Board is currently co-chaired by Martha Taft-Ferguson of the Buckland Board of Health and Doug Telling of the Charlemont Board of Health.

The members’ duties include:

  • Review, debate, and endorse an annual proposed budget before it goes to the full FRCOG Council for approval.
  • Review budget figures on a monthly basis during the year.
  •  Provide guidance to staff on town priorities
  •  Meet with their local Board of Health regularly to update them on CPHS activities and solicit Board input.
  •  Review and approve any changes in fee structure (for the health inspection towns)
  •  Participate in any hiring processes
  •  Approve any grant applications

Oversight Board Meeting prior to COVID

Click here for a copy of the Oversight Board’s Operating Procedures.

The Oversight Board has adopted a number of regional policies and regulations, which are available here:

Title 5 (Septic) Witness Fee Policy
Private Well Policy
CPHS Private Well Regulations
Food Inspection Policy
CPHS T-5 Inspection Policy 03042021
Communicable Disease Policy
Optional Family Burial Checklist for BOHs


Meeting Agendas can be found attached to the meeting notice in the FRCOG meetings and events tab, and through the upcoming meetings noted in the right hand of this page.

Meeting Minutes
February 2021 Minutes
January 2021 Minutes
December 2020 Minutes
November 2020 Minutes
August 2020 Minutes
July 2020 Minutes
June 2020 Minutes
May 2020 Minutes
April 2020 Minutes

For older minutes, click here.