[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury 10-19-1976 by Ord. No. 1294-76 as Ch. 23 of the 1976 Code; amended in its entirety 4-10-2018 by Ord. No. 2281-18. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Board of Health for the City of Woodbury which shall consist of seven regular members and two alternate members designated as Alternates 1 and 2.
Only the sitting Councilpersons are eligible for membership on the Board of Health.
Except for the initial appointments as set forth below, regular members of the Board of Health shall serve for terms of three years and alternate members shall serve for terms of two years, so long as they remain qualified to serve pursuant to this chapter with all appointments to the Board to be made by the President of Council.
The initial regular member appointments to the Board of Health shall provide for three appointments for a term of three years, two appointments for a term of two years and two appointments for a term of one year; and for the initial alternate member appointments, there shall be a term of two years for Alternate 1 and one year for Alternate 2.
In the event a member of the Board of Health shall cease to be a sitting member of Council, a vacancy on the Board of Health shall exist and shall be filled for the unexpired term by the President of Council.
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 1 shall vote first.
The President of Council shall act as the President of the Board of Health, which shall conduct its business in accordance with the Roberts Rules of Order. The Board shall appoint a local Registrar of Vital Statistics, Deputy Registrar, and may appoint a Board Secretary and such other officers or assistants as it may deem necessary. All appointees of the Board shall be governed by the rules of the Board and be subject to all laws, rules and regulations governing such officers, and may be removed for cause by the Board. The term of office of the local Registrar and Deputy Registrar and any Secretary shall be one year commencing the date of appointment or until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified, whichever last occurs. Any vacancy occurring in any office shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
The Board of Health shall exercise those powers and perform such duties as required by law of a Municipal Board of Health.
The Board of Health may utilize services and support available through the Gloucester County Board of Health.
The Board of Health may organize and hold health fairs, seminars, public outreach campaigns, programs and activities to educate the public on any health-related issues to further public health emergency preparedness or provide for health promoting activities.
The Board of Health may utilize the services of any City professionals or appoint such additional professionals and/or officers and/or employees as it deems appropriate.