[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Holland 2-2-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Board of Health Legislation — See Part III of this Code.
[Amended 7-7-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-14]
Pursuant to the terms of N.J.S.A. 26:3-9, the provisions of Title 26, Chapter 3, Article 1, Subdivision B, of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey, are hereby adopted, and, in accordance therewith, there is hereby established in and for the Township of Holland, in the County of Hunterdon, New Jersey, a local Board of Health composed of seven members to be appointed in accordance with the terms of this chapter.
[Amended 6-8-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-5]
Each member of the Board of Health shall be a resident of the Township of Holland. The membership shall be in two classes:
Class I shall consist of a member of the Township governing body appointed by said governing body to serve for a term of one year. A vacancy in the office of such member shall exist if the person so appointed shall cease, during the aforesaid one-year term, to be a member of the Township governing body. Such vacancy shall be filled by the governing body for the unexpired portion of the term.
Class II shall consist of six persons, none of whom are members of the Township governing body, appointed by said governing body, and each to serve for a term of four years and until his successor is appointed; provided, however, that in making any appointments under this chapter because of an enlargement of the membership of this class from four to six members, the first appointments shall be made so that the term of one additional member shall expire on December 31, 1989, and the other shall expire on December 31, 1991, and thereafter, at the expiration of said terms, all appointments to said class shall be for a four-year period. Any vacancy in the office of such member shall be filled by the governing body for the unexpired portion of the term.
In accordance with an ordinance of the Board of Health, and as permitted by statute, there is also hereby established one alternate member. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 26: 3-3, such alternate member shall hold a term of two years and be appointed by the governing body of this Township.
[Added 7-7-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-14]
Any member of the Board of Health may be removed from office for cause after an opportunity for a hearing has been given such member and upon the vote of a majority of the members of the governing body. "Cause" shall be deemed to include, but not be limited to, absence by a member, without reasonable excuse and prior notice thereof to the Chairman, from three consecutive regular or special meetings or absence, without reasonable excuse and prior notice thereof to the Chairman, from three regular or special meetings within any six-month period.
The Board of Health herein established shall first meet and organize within 15 days following the final adoption and publication of this chapter and thereafter shall organize annually on or before January 15 in each year. It shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among its members and shall appoint a Secretary who need not be a member of the board, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.
The Board of Health shall adopt such rules and regulations as it may deem necessary or proper to govern its procedure and shall meet regularly, at least once a year, for the hearing of complaints, reports and general business.
The Board of Health herein established shall have and perform all of the powers, rights, duties and obligations applicable to a local Board of Health as provided by law and shall administer and enforce all health ordinances, rules and regulations of the Township of Holland now in effect or hereafter adopted.
Nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed to repeal any ordinance, rule or regulation heretofore adopted or promulgated by the Township Committee or any former Board of Health of the Township of Holland.