[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe 11-23-2015. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 305.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 71, Health District, adopted 1-26-2004 (§§ 2-2 through 2-7 of the 1976 Code), as amended.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Health Department Ordinance."
The Town of Monroe hereby establishes a Health Department which shall be responsible for protecting the health of residents by enforcing the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut established pursuant to § 19a-36 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as well as any local ordinances granting such authority to the Director of Health. It is hereby declared that the purpose of the Monroe Health Department is to protect, preserve and improve the public health of the citizens of Monroe.
The Board of Health, as established under the Charter, shall review, recommend, and/or approve matters of policy of the Monroe Health Department. Nothing herein shall diminish the authority of the First Selectman to direct the operations of the Health Department, nor the authority of the Town Council, as provided elsewhere under the Charter or the Code of the Town of Monroe.
Appointment. The First Selectman, after considering the recommendation of the Board of Health, shall nominate and appoint a full-time Director of Health pursuant to the procedure and qualifications set forth in § 19a-200 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended. The First Selectman may also nominate and appoint an acting full-time Director of Health to serve in the Director of Health's absence or if a vacancy exists, pursuant to the procedure and qualifications set forth in § 19a-200 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended.
Powers and duties. The Director of Health shall perform all such duties as are required of directors of health by the Connecticut General Statutes or the State of Connecticut Public Health Code. In addition, the Director of Health shall enforce all ordinances of the Town of Monroe that provide such authority to the Director of Health, so long as such ordinances do not conflict with the Connecticut General Statutes or the State of Connecticut Public Health Code; provided, however, that any provision of a Town ordinance which is more strict than the State of Connecticut Public Health Code shall not constitute a conflict, and the provision of the Town ordinance shall prevail.
Removal. The Director of Health may be removed for cause 1) by the state Commissioner of Public Health, or 2) by the Town Council upon the recommendation of the First Selectman, and in accordance with the procedures set forth in § 19a-200 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended.