Board of Health
The Board of Health consists of three elected members. The Board performs duties relative to the protection of the environment from damage and pollution. Mandated duties include health care and disease control; enforcement of housing and dwelling codes; monitoring of and providing for 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 pools and beaches. The current schedule of BOH fees can be seen here. The current septic regulations can be seen here. The current private well regulations can be seen here. Information on having ticks tested can be seen here.
For Emergencies, call 911. Emergency calls are routed through Shelburne Control, which is staffed 24/7. Shelburne Control will immediately notify Leyden Police.
- Beth Kuzdeba
- Jerry Lund
- Marcia Miller
LEYDEN IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE COOPERATIVE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE (CPHS)
The Cooperative Public Health Service (CPHS) of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) serves as the Health Department for the Town of [Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Gill, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Rowe, Shelburne]. The Health Agents, Public Health Nurses and Community Health Educator provide environmental health inspections, communicable disease investigation and prevention, code enforcement, education, wellness, and special programs; CPHS staff 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.