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Township of Hillsborough, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hillsborough 3-26-1968 by Ord. No. 68-4 (Ch. 22 of the 1977 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 49.
Board of Health ordinances — See Part III.
In accordance with Subdivision B of Article I of Chapter 3 of Title 26 of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey, as amended,[1] which subdivision is expressly adopted, there is hereby established and constituted in and for the Township of Hillsborough a Board of Health consisting of seven members to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Township Committee for the terms hereinafter provided.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 26:3-9 to 26:3-16.
Members of the Board of Health as herein constituted shall be appointed for a term of four years; provided, however, that the terms of office of the members first appointed by the Mayor shall be so arranged that not more than two terms shall expire in any one year. Each member of the Board of Health shall be a resident of the Township of Hillsborough.
Said Board of Health shall organize at a meeting to be held within 30 days of the appointment of members thereto and thereafter in January of each year and shall meet during the year in accordance with its own rules, but such subsequent meetings shall be held at least once in each month.
Any vacancy on the Board of Health shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor and confirmation by the Township Committee for the unexpired term resulting from said vacancy.
The Board of Health as herein constituted may appoint a Secretary for the Board of Health for a term of one year. Said Secretary need not be a member of the Board of Health, in which event he shall have no voting rights or other legislative authority on the Board of Health.
The Board may employ such personnel as it may deem necessary, of the classes and grades provided for by law, to carry in effect the powers vested in it. It shall fix the term, 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 and shall not be removed except for cause and after an opportunity has been given them for a hearing.
The Board shall have all the powers and duties granted to local health boards by the statutory laws of the state and may adopt and amend ordinances and may make rules and regulations for its government and that of its officers and employees not inconsistent with law and the State Sanitary Code.[1]
Editor's Note: For ordinances which have been adopted by the Board of Health, see Part III of this Code.
All ordinances of the Board of Health of the Township of Hillsborough concerning public health now in existence shall remain in full force and effect until and unless amended or repealed by the Board, except insofar as they are inconsistent with the provisions hereof.
All appointees of the present Board of Health of the Township of Hillsborough shall continue to hold their respective offices under the Board of Health set up under this chapter until their respective terms of office shall expire.