Borough of Washington, NJ
Warren County
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[Amended 6-22-1982 by Ord. No. 13-82; 9-28-1982 by Ord. No. 33-82]
A. 
There shall be a Department of Health.
B. 
The duties, functions and programs of the Department, or the person, persons or employees thereof, shall be those directed by applicable general laws, Charter, ordinances and/or directives of the Borough Council (N.J.S.A. 40:88-1 et seq.[1]).
[1]
Editor's Note: This statute has been repealed; see now N.J.S.A. 40A:60-1 et seq.
[Amended 6-22-1982 by Ord. No. 13-82; 9-28-1982 by Ord. No. 33-82]
This Department shall consist of a Health Nurse, Sanitarian and Plumbing Inspector and/or other similar personnel, as authorized by the Borough Council or the general laws of the State of New Jersey to perform the duties of this Division. The Borough Manager shall appoint all personnel employed in the Department and shall serve as the head of the Department of Health. Nothing in this section shall preclude the Borough Council from contracting with any public or private agency for the provisions of services required under state law to be provided by the Borough. Should the Borough decide to contract for the provision of health services, the contracted agency shall be empowered to exercise the same power and authority of the Borough as if the Borough itself had employed said employee.
A. 
Board of Health. The Borough Council shall serve as the local Board of Health and shall exercise all the powers of said office as enumerated in N.J.S.A. 26:3-31.
B. 
Health Nurse. There is hereby created the position of Health Nurse, who shall receive such compensation as is provided by the Salary Ordinance.[1] The Health Nurse shall be appointed by the Borough Manager. The Nurse must be a licensed, qualified registered nurse in the State of New Jersey. Said Nurse shall possess all powers and duties as provided by general law, Charter and ordinances. The Nurse shall be under the direction and control of the Manager and shall carry out all of those administrative directions of the Manager and the legislation of the Borough Council in relation to health and welfare services of the municipality. In the event that the Borough Council contracts for the provision of health nursing services, whether public, private, county or municipal, the position of Health Nurse shall terminate until such time as the Borough Council shall reinstate said position through the Department of Civil Service.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 17, Salaries and Compensation.
C. 
Sanitarian. The Sanitarian shall be appointed by the Borough Manager and shall receive such compensation as provided by the Salary Ordinance.[2] The Sanitarian must hold a proper certification from the New Jersey Civil Service Division and shall have all of the functions, powers and duties of a Municipal Health Officer as provided for by general law, Charter and ordinances relating to health matters. In the event that the Borough Council contracts for the provision of public health services, whether public, private, county or municipal, the position of Sanitarian shall terminate until such time as the Borough Council shall reinstate said position through the Department of Civil Service.
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 17, Salaries and Compensation.
D. 
Plumbing Inspector. The Plumbing Inspector shall be appointed by the Borough Manager and shall receive such compensation as provided by the Salary Ordinance.[3] The Plumbing Inspector must hold a proper certification from the New Jersey Civil Service Division and shall have all of the functions, powers and duties as provided for by general law, Charter and ordinances relating to health matters. In the event that the Borough Council contracts for the provisions of plumbing inspection services, whether public, private, county or municipal, the position of Plumbing Inspector shall terminate until such time as the Borough Council shall reinstate said position through the Department of Civil Service.
[3]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 17, Salaries and Compensation.
[Added 9-7-1993 by Ord. No. 23-93]
A. 
Establishment; membership.
(1) 
There is hereby established a Municipal Alliance Committee for the Borough of Washington.
(2) 
The Committee shall consist of 15 members who shall be appointed by the Mayor.
B. 
Term and vacancies.
(1) 
All members of the Municipal Alliance Committee shall be appointed for a period of five years and until their successors are duly appointed and qualified; provided, however, that in the case of the initial appointment of members of the Committee, the initial terms shall be for a period of one, two, three, four and five years, respectively, with three members having initial terms of one year, three members having initial terms of two years, three members having initial terms of three years, three members having initial terms of four years and three members having initial terms of five years.
(2) 
Vacancies occurring in the membership of the Committee shall be filled by the Mayor for the remainder of the term.
(3) 
Municipal Alliance Committee membership should include broad representation from the local community and need not be residents of the community.
C. 
Purpose. The Municipal Alliance Committee is established for the following purposes:
(1) 
Organizing and coordinating efforts involving schools, law enforcement, business groups and other community organizations for the purpose of reducing alcoholism and drug abuse.
(2) 
In cooperation with local school districts, developing comprehensive and effective alcoholism and drug abuse education programs in grades kindergarten through 12th.
(3) 
In cooperation with local school districts, developing procedures for the intervention, treatment-referral and discipline of students abusing alcohol or drugs.
(4) 
Developing comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse education, support and outreach efforts for parents in the community.
(5) 
Developing comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse community awareness programs.
D. 
Powers and duties. The powers and duties of the Municipal Alliance Committee shall include but not be limited to:
(1) 
Creating a network of community leaders, private citizens and representatives from public and private human service agencies who are dedicated to a comprehensive and coordinated effort to promote and support drug and alcohol prevention and education programs and related activities with an emphasis on youth.
(2) 
Conducting an assessment of its community to determine the needs of the community in relation to alcoholism and drug abuse issues.
(3) 
Identifying existing efforts and services acting to reduce alcoholism and drug abuse.
(4) 
Coordinating projects within the municipality to avoid fragmentation and duplication.
(5) 
Developing programs to be implemented at the municipal level or participating in regionally developed programs that accomplish the purpose of the Alliance effort and the purpose of the Municipal Alliance Committee.
(6) 
Assisting the municipality in acquiring funds for Alliance programs.
(7) 
Cooperating with the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse alliance steering subcommittee to provide municipal data, reports and other information which may be required for the County Annual Alliance Plan or needed to assist the Alliance effort.
E. 
Organizational structure.
(1) 
The Municipal Alliance Committee shall be required to adopt bylaws in accordance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
(2) 
Meetings shall be open to the public and scheduled monthly. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the appointed members. Minutes of meeting are required to be kept and made available to the public.
(3) 
Standing and ad hoc committees may be established as needed.
(4) 
The Committee shall have the power to appoint from among its members a Chairman, who shall be the presiding officer, and such other officers as the Committee may desire, whose terms shall expire on December 31 in the year of appointment or until their successors are elected and qualified.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 3-65, Welfare Division, was repealed 9-8-1981 by Ord. No. 13-81.
[Added 8-26-1969 by Ord. No. 9-69]
A. 
The Mayor, with the approval of Council, shall appoint a Local Assistance Board, to consist of three members, at least one of whom shall be a woman, to serve without compensation but to be reimbursed for their necessary and actual expenses.
B. 
The term of one member shall be for one year, and such member only may be appointed from the membership of the governing body. The terms of the remaining two members shall be for two years each, expiring in alternate years. The term of each member shall begin on the first day of January, and each member shall continue in office until his successor shall be appointed and qualify. Vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms only.
C. 
The duties of such Local Assistance Board shall be as prescribed and limited by state law, in particular but not limited to N.J.S.A. 44:8-117 et seq.
D. 
The provisions of § 3-66 herein are as defined in the General Public Assistance Law, Chapter 156 of the Laws of 1947, codified as N.J.S.A. 44:8-115 and 44:8-116.