[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Harrington Park 10-3-2011. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board shall organize annually, on the first day of January in each year or as soon thereafter as may be feasible, at which time it shall elect, by a majority vote of all the members of the Board and from its members, a President and a Vice President.
All meetings of the Board of Health of the Borough of Harrington Park shall be held at the Borough Hall, 85 Harriot Avenue, Harrington Park, New Jersey, at 7:30 p.m. and shall be properly advertised pursuant to the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.).
Regular meetings shall be held on the first Monday of the month, except in July and August, when no meetings will be held unless a special meeting is called. Special meetings may be called at any time by the President or upon request of three members of the Board. Three members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business by the Board. All regular meetings of the Board shall be open to the public. Special meetings may be declared closed for the purposes of executive session by a majority vote of the members present. In the case of a special meeting, notice shall be given to all members of the Board, in writing, at least 48 hours prior to the time fixed for holding the same.
All meetings shall be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order, except as the Health Code provides otherwise.
At the meetings of the Board of Health, the order of business shall be as follows, unless otherwise determined by resolution:
The Board of Health shall appoint by majority vote at its first annual meeting a Health Officer and Secretary. The Board of Health shall accept the Attorney and Animal Control Officer as appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Harrington Park. The Registrar of Vital Statistics shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 26:8-13. The Board shall have the power to employ such additional services as it may deem necessary and may delegate discretionary authority to appointees of the Board when such action is dictated by emergency. The salaries or other forms of compensation of the aforesaid appointees shall be such as is fixed at the time of their appointment by a resolution of the Board, subject to review and approval by the appropriate financial agency of the municipal government.
The Attorney shall be the legal adviser of the Board of Health and shall, when required, attend its meetings. The Attorney shall, when authorized to do so by the Board, represent it in all litigation to which it may be a party and perform all such other legal services as may, from time to time, be required.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall appoint all committees. During the intervals between regular meetings, the President shall represent the Board in all executive and judicial matters.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all the proceedings of the Board of Health; shall conduct all the official correspondence of the Board; shall maintain proper copies of the same; shall tabulate and complete all reports required by any superior authority, local, state or national; and shall make such other reports as may be required or directed by the Board. The Secretary shall procure all books, stationery and other supplies as may be required by the Board and shall keep adequate records of all applications for permits and licenses and the action of the Board, if any, thereon and all such other pertinent information as may be necessary for a complete record of each such matter.
The Registrar of Vital Statistics shall keep all such records of that office as required by the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the State of New Jersey and shall perform such other duties as may be required.
The REHS shall act as the enforcing officer of the Board and shall, in addition to such other duties as may be required from time to time, perform such duties as required by state law or regulations. The REHS is also responsible for the following:
Investigation of all complaints arising under the Harrington Park Health Code.
Periodic inspection of each food and food-handling establishment to establish and report upon the sanitary conditions of such establishments and to take such steps as are necessary to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained in such establishments.
Performance of such duties as may be required in connection with control of communicable diseases, quarantine of the same and release from quarantine, together with such duties as may be required for compliance with the public health laws of the State of New Jersey having to do with communicable diseases.
Collection of samples of food, water and other materials and submission of the same to appropriate county or state agencies for analysis where such analysis appears necessary or desirable in connection with the maintenance of sanitary conditions within the Borough.
Enforcement of the Borough Health Code and the State Sanitary Code.
Ordinances and resolutions shall be prepared for the consideration of the Board of Health by the Board Attorney upon the instructions of the Board. No ordinance shall be adopted by the Board without an affirmative vote of the majority of all members of the Board; however, resolutions shall be adopted by the Board by vote of the majority of the members of the Board present, provided that a quorum exists.
An ordinance or resolution may be introduced by any member of the Board. The Secretary shall forthwith provide each member of the Board with a copy thereof. Each resolution and ordinance shall be limited to a single subject, which shall be expressed in its title, and shall be reviewed at a conference meeting prior to submission for public action.
All resolutions shall take effect immediately upon final passage by the Board unless otherwise specified in the resolution as approved.
The Board shall and may from time to time amend, supplement or implement other provisions amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto.