Board of Health

The Board of Health’s duties include health care and disease control, enforcement of housing and dwelling codes, monitoring of hazardous waste disposal, enforcement of Title 5, investigating nuisances which may be injurious to health, enforcing the State Sanitary code involving food service establishments and enforcing the State Environmental Code regarding safety and sanitation of public swimming and recreational areas in Ashfield.

IMPORTANT Info about blue-green algae  (posted 6/29/23)

Name Title Term
Lynn Dole Member 2026
Caroline White Member 2024
Evelyn Resh Chair 2025
Claudia Sarti Health Agent  
Carl Nelke Health Inspector  

For inquiries regarding Title V and septic systems contact health agent Carl Nelke.  For all other health related concerns including food safety, applications and inspections contact Claudia Sarti.

Title V - Septic Tank Pumping Policy

Online Applications

This section contains BOH applications to be filled out and filed online.  Once received by the proper health agent and have been reviewed someone will respond to you.  If you have any questions contact the BOH at


Meets each month on the third Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Meetings are currently being held via Zoom unless otherwise noted in the posting.  Meetings may be cancelled and are subject to change.

Minutes & Agendas

For current and past Board of Health minutes and agendas, click here.


Other Board of Health related documents are found at the Board's "Documents" online folder.


Community Health Services

The Town of Ashfield has contracted with the Cooperative Public Health Service (CPHS) of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) to provide a public health nursing program that includes: communicable disease investigation and prevention, education, wellness, and special programs. The CPHS Public Health Nurses, Lisa White and Meg Ryan, and the Community Health Educator, Maureen O’Reilly, work closely with members of the Town Board of Health on these matters. For further information, and for a CPHS staff listing and contact details, please see the CPHS website.

Additional Resources

Info from the National Institutes of Health about immunization

Vaccine Information from the C.D.C.

Online questionnaire to identify your immunization needs

The Shingles vaccine is available for anyone over 60 years of age. Please talk to your primary care doctor today. If you would like us to contact your provider for vaccine history please call ASAP.