[HISTORY: Article I adopted by the Borough of Rutherford Council and Article II adopted by Borough of Rutherford Board of Health as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-7-1901 by Ord. No. 356]
[Amended 8-5-1947 by Ord. No. 1498; 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 3487-19]
The Board of Health of the Borough of Rutherford shall consist of seven members and two alternates who shall be residents and legal voters within the borough and, when duly appointed as herein provided, shall possess all the powers conferred and perform all the duties enjoined upon local Boards of Health by an act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey entitled "Revised Statutes of New Jersey 1937," N.J.S.A. 26:3-1 et seq.
The members of said Board shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, and shall hold office for the term of three years and until their successors shall have qualified, provided that at the first appointment there shall be appointed two members to serve for one year, two members to serve for two years and two members to serve for three years from March 18, 1901, and thereafter two members shall be appointed annually to serve for a term of three years, at the first meeting of the Council in each year. Any vacancy in said Board shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, but for the unexpired term only.
[Added 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 3487-19]
Alternate members of the Board shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, and shall be designated at the time of appointment as "Alternate No. 1" and "Alternate No. 2." The terms of the alternate members shall be for two years, except that the terms of the alternate members first appointed shall be two years for Alternate No. 1 and one year for Alternate No. 2, so that the term of not more than one alternate member shall expire in any one year. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, but 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 by the governing body for cause.
An alternate member may participate in discussions of the proceedings 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 may vote instead of an alternate member. In the event that a choice must be made as to which alternate member is to vote, Alternate No. 1 shall vote first.
Ordinance No. 31, entitled "An Ordinance Constituting and Concerning the Board of Health in the Borough of Rutherford," be and the same is hereby repealed, and this article shall take effect immediately.
Editor's Note: Former Art. II, Schedule of Fees, adopted 8-31-1961 by Ord. No. 1-61, as amended, which immediately followed, was repealed 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 3488-19