Board of Health

Contact the Board of Health

The mission of the Board of Health is to provide for the health and welfare of the residents of West Boylston by enforcement of State Regulations and Codes.

The Board of Health is made up of 5 residents, appointed by the Town Administrator for 3-year terms.  The Board of Health is a statutory board, which gets its authority under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 111.

Among our many activities are:

  • Monitor air and water quality - working with other state and town agencies
  • Inspect food and milk retailers
  • Enforce State Sanitary Code for housing violations
  • Respond to nuisance complaints
  • Inspect restaurants, retail store and workplace for compliance with Regulation for the Sale of Tobacco Products to Minors and the Massachusetts Smoke-free Workplace Law.
  • Enforce Title 5 Regulations with regard to property transfers, new installations and repair of septic systems.

Town meeting of March 23, 1891, under Article 16, authorized the election of a three-member Board of Health. Chapter 23 of the Acts of 1995 changed the Board from elected to appointed. At that time, the Board was expanded from three to five members.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Margaret Lee Administrative Assistant 774-261-4075


Robert Barrell, Jr. MPA


N. Alan Harris, MD


Beverly Salate, RN


Michaun Fowler, BSM


John Sullivan, MD