[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Readington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
General provisions applicable to Board of Health legislation — See Ch. 246.
Article I Establishment
Article II Alternate Members
[Amended 10-4-1999 by Ord. No. 20-99]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-9, the township adopts the provisions of N.J.S.A. 26:3-3 et seq.
The Board of Health of the Township of Readington shall consist of seven members.
The members constituting the Board of Health shall be citizens of the township appointed by resolution of the Township Committee for a term of three years from January 1 of the year of their appointment and until a successor shall have qualified. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit one or more members of the Township Committee from being appointed to the Board.
Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Township Committee for terms of three years, except that upon the appointment of the original local Board of Health under this chapter, three members shall be appointed for three years, two members shall be appointed for two years and two members shall be appointed for one year. All original initial terms of appointment as designated herein shall be deemed to be effective as of January 1, 1982, for the purpose of calculation of their expiration date. Thereafter as the aforesaid terms expire, said appointments shall all be for a term of three years. Upon the occurrence of any vacancy for any reason, said vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment by the Township Committee.
Any person or appointed member of the local Board of Health shall be a resident of the Township of Readington. The term of any member of the local Board of Health shall be automatically terminated upon a change of residence to a location outside the Township of Readington.
The Board shall elect on the day of its organization a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among its members, who shall serve as such until the first regular meeting of the Board in January of the following year. The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be selected annually by and from among the members of the Board at each regular meeting in January thereafter. At the same time set forth above, the Board shall also appoint a Secretary, who shall be an employee of the township.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 12-99]
[Amended 10-4-1999 by Ord. No. 20-99]
The Board of Health shall adopt bylaws governing its procedural operations. The Board of Health shall have the powers and perform the duties prescribed by N.J.S.A. 26:3-31 and also by municipal ordinance. It shall be the duty of the Board of Health to enforce all ordinances of the township which relate to public health and public health nuisances.
All ordinances, resolutions, appointments, rules, regulations, orders and contracts of the present Board of Health of the Township of Readington now in effect shall remain in full force and effect unless and until changed by the Board of Health established by this chapter.
The Board of Health shall have the power and authority to employ experts and staff for enforcement in carrying out its purposes, including a sanitarian and other persons as provided by law, and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not to exceed in all the amount appropriated by the Township Committee for the use of the Board of Health.
All expenditures of money shall be presented on an itemized voucher to the Township Committee for approval.
[Adopted 3-15-1999 by Ord. No. 5-99]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 26:3-3, one alternate member shall be appointed to the Readington Township Board of Health.
The alternate member shall be a citizen of the Township of Readington appointed by majority vote of the Readington Township Committee. The alternate member shall be designated at the time of appointment by the Township Committee as "Alternate No. 1."
The term of the alternate member shall be for two years. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the Township Committee for the unexpired term only.
An alternate member shall not be permitted to act on any matter in which the alternate member has either directly or indirectly any personal or financial interest.
An alternate member may, after public hearing if the alternate member requests one, be removed from office by the Township Committee for cause.
An alternate member may participate in discussions of the proceedings of the Readington Township Board of Health, but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member. A vote shall not be delayed in order that a regular member vote instead of an alternate member.