[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover 3-9-2017 by Ord. No. 5-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 27, Board of Health, adopted 12-13-1956 by Ord. No. 13-56, was repealed 9-22-2016 by Ord. No. 29-16, which ordinance abolished the Board of Health and transferred the functions and authority of the Board of Health to the Hanover Township Committee plus the Tax Assessor and a physician or school nurse. The Board of Health was subsequently reestablished by Ord. No. 5-17, adopted 3-9-2017.
The provisions of Subdivision B of Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 26, of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey are hereby adopted in and for the Township of Hanover, and the Township of Hanover shall hereafter be subject to the provisions thereof and not to the provisions of Subdivision C of said article.
There is hereby established in the Township of Hanover a Board of Health, which shall consist of five members to be appointed by the Township Committee.
Members of the Board shall be appointed for terms of three years.
Initial appointments to the Board shall be as follows: one member shall be appointed for a term of one year; two members shall be appointed for terms of two years; and two members shall be appointed for terms of three years. Thereafter, all appointments shall be made for full terms of three years. The terms of not more than two members shall expire in any one year.
If any vacancy shall occur on the Board, it shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made, but for the unexpired portion of the term only.
The Board shall elect on the day of its organization a President, Vice President and Secretary from among its members, who shall serve as such until the first regular meeting of the Board in January of the following year. A President, Vice President and Secretary shall be elected annually by and from among the members of the Board at each regular meeting in January thereafter.
The Board may employ such personnel as it may deem necessary, including health officers, public health nurses, public health laboratory technicians, plumbing inspectors, food and drug inspectors, milk inspectors and meat inspectors, of the classes and grades provided for by law, to carry into effect the powers vested in it. It shall fix the terms, duties and compensation of every appointee. No person shall be appointed as hereinabove provided who is not the holder of a proper license as such where a license is required by law.
The appointees of the Board shall hold their offices during the term for which they are severally appointed, unless the provisions of Subtitle 3, Title 11, Civil Service, of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey is operative as to any such appointment, and shall not be removed except for cause and after an opportunity has been given them for a hearing.
The Board shall appoint a local Registrar of Vital Statistics. The term of office of the Registrar shall be three years, and he shall serve until his successor has been appointed and qualified. No physician, midwife or undertaker shall be appointed Registrar.
The Registrar shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the State Registrar and to all the provisions of Chapters 6 and 8 of Title 26 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey.
The Board shall have all the powers and duties granted to local health boards by the statutory laws of this state and may adopt and amend ordinances and make rules and regulations pursuant thereto for the protection of the public health in the Township of Hanover.
All ordinances of the Township of Hanover concerning public health now in existence shall remain in full force and effect until and unless amended or repealed by the Board.
Any health officer appointed by the Board shall, subject to the superior authority of the Board, be its general agent for the enforcement of its ordinance and the sanitary laws of the state.
The Board shall, each year before the budget of municipal taxes to be levied for the year shall be determined, present to the Township Committee an estimate of the appropriation which it believes necessary for health purposes. The Township Committee shall thereupon appropriate the amount of such estimate or such other amount as it may determine.
Every expenditure of money shall be presented by an itemized bill, approved by the President and Secretary of the Board, to the usual disbursing officer of the Township, who shall pay the same.