Borough of Ramsey, NJ
Bergen County
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[1972 Code § 211.001]
Organization. The Board of Health shall organize annually in January in each year, as soon after the annual organization meeting of the Council as may be feasible, at which time it shall elect from its members, by a majority vote of all of the members of the Board, a President and a Vice President.
Quorum and meetings. A majority of the whole number of members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a smaller number may meet and adjourn a meeting. Regular meetings of the Board of Health shall be held every month in the office of the Board of Health, at such time and on such date as may be decided upon at the organization meeting. The Board shall determine and establish the rules of its own proceedings, and shall pass, promulgate or adopt such rules, regulations, orders, ordinances, bylaws and resolutions pertaining to the purposes and objectives of the Board as may be necessary to properly carry out the provisions of applicable state laws governing the powers and duties of local boards of health. The President shall have the power to call special meetings of the Board when necessary. In case of his neglect or refusal to do so, any three members of the Board may call a special meeting. Notice of a meeting may be given in a written notice sent by certified mail to all the Board members at either their home address of record or place of employment, at least 24 hours prior to the time designated for the meeting. Notice may be given by telephone at any time. Notice required by certified mail shall be considered waived if at least five members appear and are accounted for at the designated meeting.
Officers and employees. The Board shall appoint by resolution passed by a majority of all its members, employees and/or consultants necessary to carry out the duties of the Board of Health in accordance with the provisions of the applicable laws of New Jersey.
Salaries. The salaries or other forms of compensation of the officers, employees and consultants shall be established by resolution passed by a majority of all the members of the Board annually or at the time of their appointment.
[1972 Code § 211.002]
President. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Board; he or she shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall appoint all committees and have such other powers as may, by law or by the provisions of this Code, be vested in him. During the intervals between regular meetings, the President shall represent the Board in all executive and judicial matters.
Vice president. The Vice President, in the absence, disability or disqualification of the President, shall serve in the place of the President, with all of his powers and duties.
Presiding officer. In the case that a quorum is present at a meeting and neither the President or the Vice President is available, the senior member of the Board present at the meeting shall preside.
Records. The following records shall be kept in the files of the Board of Health:
Copies of all laws, regulations and ordinances which the Board of Health is required to observe;
Minutes of all Board meetings;
Copies of all reports required by superior authority, local, state or national;
Applications for all permits or licenses whether granted or not and such other information as may be necessary for a complete record of each such application;
Any other records as may be required by the Board of Health.
Registrar of vital statistics. 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.
Reports. The Sanitary Inspector, Plumbing Subcode Official and Registrar of Vital Statistics shall each make a written report monthly. All of the above named appointees shall perform such duties as may be directed by the New Jersey Statutes, the provisions of this Code, or as they may be directed by the Board.
[1972 Code § 211.003]
Inspections and reports. Every member of the Board and all officers and employees thereof shall, by virtue of their respective appointments, be vested with the power and authority to make any and all inspections or examinations that are under the statutes of this state required to be made by local Boards of Health, or that are required by any Code, ordinance, regulation or order of the Board. They shall report to the Sanitary Inspector any violations occurring in the interim between meetings of the Board and all persons are hereby forbidden to interfere with or obstruct such inspections or examinations.
Rules and regulations. The Board may adopt such rules and regulations as by law it is permitted, authorized or empowered to so adopt and which shall, in its judgment, aid in the proper understanding and general enforcement of the Board of Health Code.
[1972 Code § 211.004]
Unless otherwise provided this Code applies to acts performed within the corporate limits of the Borough of Ramsey. Provisions of this Code also apply to acts performed outside the corporate limits and up to the limits prescribed by law, where the law confers power on the Board to regulate such particular acts outside the corporate limits.
[1972 Code § 211.005]
Every person concerned in the commission of an act prohibited by this Code, whether he directly commits the act or prosecutes, counsels, aids, or abets in its commission, may be prosecuted and on conviction is punishable as if he had directly committed such act.