Board of Health

Meetings

  • 1st and 3rd Monday of every month unless otherwise posted (holidays are excluded)
  • 26 Evergreen Street
    Kingston Town House
    Kingston, MA 02364

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas filed and posted at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Joseph F. Casna, Jr., Chairman
    Term Ends: 2025
  • William J. Kavol, Vice Chairman
    Term Ends: 2025
  • Dennis Randall, Board Member
    Term Ends: 2024
  • Janet D. Wade, Board Member
    Term Ends: 2024
  • Heidi M. Whipple, Board Member
    Term Ends: 2023
  • Arthur Boyle, Title V Inspector

Overview

The Board of Health implements programs and enacts policies that protect public health and promote a healthy community in Kingston. The Board of Health serves as the local arm of both the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

The Board of Health is involved in many areas, some of which include:

  • Food establishment inspections and plan review.
  • Septic system soil evaluations, perc test witnessing, septic plan review, installation inspections.
  • Health complaint investigations.
  • Nuisance complaints.
  • Weekly beach water quality testing.
  • Tobacco Control Program enforcement.
  • Supervise visiting nurses which conduct Health Clinics, Immunization Programs, Communicable Disease reporting and follow-up, blood pressure screening, and free Flu Clinics.
  • Administers Septic Loan Program: financial help for homeowners needing to repair failed septic system or connect to the Municipal Sewer System.
  • A member of Region 5 Emergency Preparedness Division under the direction of the State Department of Public Health. Currently focused efforts on Pandemic Planning.

Reference MGL Chapter 41 for further information.

COVID-19

The Kingston Board of Health is open to the public, during normal business hours, with some restrictions. While in the Town House, if you are not fully vaccinated please wear a mask/face covering and practice social distancing. The health and safety of the employees and our community is our priority. We are dedicated to getting through these challenging times in the best way possible, and we will do all we can to support the reopening of our community.

You may submit any Health Department permit applications and Title V forms etc. through postal mail by sending forms along with payments to:
Kingston Board of Health
26 Evergreen Street
Kingston MA, 02364

If you have any upcoming projects and need to request a septic as-built, please email your request. Be sure to include the following in your email: property address, your name, email address, phone number.

2021 Meeting Schedule

  • August 23
  • September 13
  • September 20
  • October 4
  • October 18
  • November 1
  • November 15
  • December 6
  • December 20