[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerville 7-12-09 as Ord. No. 1. Section 23-2 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be in and for the Borough of Somerville a Board of Health in accordance with the provisions of the Act of the Legislature of New Jersey entitled "An Act to Establish in This State Boards of Health and a Bureau of Vital Statistics, and to Defined Their Respective Powers and Duties," approved March 31, 1987, and the several supplements thereto.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 26:3-1.
[Amended 5-15-78 by Ord. No. 839A; 2-4-80 by Ord. No. 881]
The Board of Health shall consist of seven (7) members. All members of said Board hereafter appointed shall be appointed by the Council and shall hold said office for the term of three (3) years, except in the case of vacancies. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term.
The Board of Health shall adopt rules and regulations for its own government and shall elect a President from among its own members.
[Amended 2-16-10 by Ord. No. 2321]
All appointees of said Board of Health shall be governed by the rules of said Board, and they may be removed for cause by said Board. The police officers of said borough, when on police duty, shall be special sanitary inspectors, and they shall promptly report to the Board of Health every violation of the health ordinances of the borough which may come within their observation or knowledge.
The Board of Health shall not contract any debt or debts of any kind beyond the amount of the appropriation made for its use by the Council.