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Township of Lakewood, NJ
Ocean County
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[1971 Code § BH2-1]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Administrative Code of the Board of Health of the Township of Lakewood and is herein referred to as the Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: See the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Lakewood Section 2-37, Board of Health.
[1971 Code § BH2-2.1]
There shall be a Board of Health as established in Chapter 2 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Lakewood.
[1971 Code § BH2-2.2]
The Board of Health shall be appointed by the Township Committee for a term of four years.
[1971 Code § BH2-3]
a. 
Job Requirements.
1. 
Possession of a valid sanitary inspector license issued by the New Jersey State Department of Health.
2. 
A minimum of 10 years experience in performing sanitary inspection work involving the enforcement of relevant public health laws.
3. 
A minimum of nine years of full-time paid supervisory experience in a public health agency with at least three years as principal sanitary inspector.
4. 
Thorough knowledge of modern theory, principles and practices of environmental sanitation and of the laws and regulations pertaining to public health.
b. 
Job Duties: Planning, development and evaluation of environmental health policies and programs; attendance at Municipal Board of Health meetings; supervision of personnel engaged in the enforcement of public health laws, regulations and ordinances; inspection and supervision of water supplies, sewage disposal facilities, retail food establishments, food processing plants, recreational facilities, swimming pools, beaches, camps and other environmental services to ensure compliance with public health laws; evaluation and recommendations as to local health ordinances and regulations; determination of local health problems by conducting and analyzing surveys; development and maintenance of harmonious relations with governmental and professional civic groups; attendance at the meetings of such groups and explanation of the purpose, functions and responsibility of the public Health Department; assistance in the recruitment and selection of personnel; ordering necessary equipment to effectively carry out duties; preparation of reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations; establishment and maintenance of public records and files; preparation of correspondence on environmental matters with agencies or the news media; conducting health fairs, rabies clinics, various immunization clinics and holding seminars/workshops for food establishments and their employees; attending pertinent public health seminars/workshops as a means of continuous education.
c. 
Definition. The Environmental Health Coordinator shall be under the direction of the Board of Health. The Environmental Health Coordinator shall perform the sanitary inspection work involving the enforcement of relevant public health laws within the Township. The Environmental Health Coordinator shall direct all other sanitary inspectors and shall also do related work as required.
d. 
Compensation. The salary of the Environmental Health Coordinator shall be established by the annual Salary Ordinance.
[1971 Code § BH2-4]
Whenever the Sanitary Inspector of the Board of Health finds that the public safety will not permit delay, he may exercise one or more of the following powers without having to resort to legal proceedings and without the necessity of giving notice or holding any hearing which would otherwise be required under any provisions of this Revision.
a. 
Power to Prevent the Sale of Food. The Sanitary Inspector may prohibit the importation into the Township or sale of any food, drink or other item intended for human consumption or use from a source suspected of being infected, contaminated, unsanitary, unhealthy or dangerous.
b. 
Power to Seize and Destroy Unwholesome Food. The Sanitary Inspector may order the seizure and destruction of any food, drink or other item intended for human consumption which is dangerous or likely to cause sickness or injury to consumers.
The Board of Health, its agents and employees shall have the right to inspect any premises in the Township upon reasonable belief that any provision of this Revision is being violated, or if the inspection is part of a regular program of inspection.
[1971 Code § BH2-5.2]
If the owner or occupant of any premises refuses to permit entry for the purpose of inspection, the Board of Health may apply to the Municipal Judge of the Township for a search warrant. The application shall be based upon an affidavit setting forth that the inspection is part of a regular program of inspection or that conditions and circumstances provide a reasonable basis for believing that a nuisance or unsanitary or unhealthy condition exists on the premises. If the Judge is satisfied as to the matters set forth in the affidavit, he shall authorize the issuance of a search warrant permitting access to and inspection of the premises.
[1971 Code § BH2-6]
Any person who has reason to believe that food being offered for sale for human consumption is spoiled, contaminated or otherwise unfit, shall immediately report such fact to the Board of Health or to one of its officers or inspectors.
[1971 Code § BH-2.7]
The Board of Health may, by resolution, make rules and regulations which interpret or amplify any provision of this Revision. No regulation, however, shall be inconsistent with, alter or amend any provision of this Revision and no regulation shall impose any requirement which is in addition to or greater than the requirements that are expressly or by implication imposed by any provision of this Revision.