[Ord. 3/2/1908 § I]
There shall be a Board of Health established in the Town, organized in accordance with the provisions of the act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, entitled "An act to establish in this State a Board of Health and a Bureau of Vital Statistics and to define their respective powers and duties. Approved March 31, 1987."
[Ord. 3/2/1908 § II; Ord. 2/21/90, § 1; amended 9-28-2020 by Ord. No. 24-20]
The Board of Health of the Town of Guttenberg shall be composed of five members, all residents of the Town, to be appointed by the Mayor and Board of Council. The term of office of a member of the Board of Health shall be three years.
All appointments to the Board of Health shall be for a term of three years or, in the case of an appointee who is appointed to fill an unexpired term of a Board of Health member who has vacated office, the appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term only.
Members of the Board of Health serving at the time of the adoption of this ordinance may continue to serve for the duration of their appointed terms unless earlier removed, as may otherwise be provided for by law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, new appointments or reappointments of members of the Board of Health for full and/or unexpired terms shall not be made if by doing so the number of Board of Health members would thereby exceed five.
Editor's Note: The ordinance containing this provision, Ord. No. 24-20, was adopted 9-28-2020.
[Ord. 4/7/47 § 12; 1/15/52, § XII]
The Clerk of the Board of Health shall perform such services as may be required by that Board and the Mayor and Board of Council. His salary shall be established in the Salary Ordinance.
[Ord. 4/17/78 § 4]
The Town of Guttenberg is participating in a Tri-Municipal Health Referral Service with other North Hudson communities, to increase health care to the citizens of Guttenberg and adjacent areas, in the interest of public health and safety, and as part of such public purposes has undertaken certain reciprocal obligations and is receiving health care benefits, as part of such program.
As part of this program, the appointment of a Guttenberg Clerical Assistant to the Tri-Municipal Health Referral Service, 400-68th Street, Guttenberg, New Jersey, is hereby authorized, for a one-year term, at such salary as is fixed by ordinance, said terms to be contingent and conditioned upon continued participation of the Town in the program, and effective upon appointment.
The Clerical Assistant, under the direction of the Mayor and Council and of the Board of Health of the Town of Guttenberg shall provide such general clerical assistance to the Tri-Municipal Health Referral Service, including appropriate typing, filing, clerical work and other assistance as may be required.
[Ord. 3/2/50; Preamble]
There exists in the Town of Guttenberg, unsanitary or unsafe dwelling accommodations, and persons of low income are forced to reside in such unsanitary or unsafe accommodations; and in the Town there is a shortage of safe or sanitary dwelling accommodations available at rents which persons of low income can afford and such persons are forced to occupy overcrowded and congested dwelling accommodations. The aforesaid conditions cause an increase in and spread of disease and crime and constitute a menace to the health, safety, morals and welfare of the residents of the Town and impair economic values; and those conditions necessitate excessive and disproportionate expenditures of public funds for crime prevention and punishment, public health and safety, fire and accident protection, and other public services and facilities. These areas in the Town cannot be cleared, nor can the shortage of safe and sanitary dwellings for persons of low income be relieved, through the operation of private enterprise, and the construction of housing projects for persons of low income (as defined in the Local Housing Authorities Law) would therefore not be competitive with private enterprise. The clearance, replanning and reconstruction of the areas in which unsanitary or unsafe housing conditions exist and the providing of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations by any public body for persons of low income are public uses and purposes for which public money may be spent and private property acquired and are governmental functions. It is in the public interest that work on projects for such purposes be commenced as soon as possible.
[Ord. 3/2/50 § 1]
Pursuant to the provisions of the "Local Housing Authorities Law," as amended, of the State of New Jersey, a body corporate and politic to be known as the "HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE TOWN OF GUTTENBERG, IN THE COUNTY OF HUDSON," is hereby created and established.
[Ord. 3/2/50 § 2]
The Town Clerk is authorized and directed to file a certified copy of this section with the Commissioner of the State Department of Conservation and Economic Development.
[Ord. #006/96 § I; Ord. #030/00]
There is hereby created an Office of Community and Minority Affairs for the Town of Guttenberg.
[Ord. #006/96 § II; Ord. #030/00]
The Office on Community and Minority Affairs for the Town of Guttenberg shall be responsible for:
Promoting Community and minority interests within the Town of Guttenberg.
Identifying special needs of the minority communities in the Town of Guttenberg and assisting them in meeting those needs.
Acquainting members of the minority communities with the laws of our country and developing a respect for those laws.
Establishing a close working relationship between the municipal government of the Town of Guttenberg and the minorities of the Town.
Cooperating with other Community and minority organizations whether those organizations be business, civil, charitable or cultural organizations to further the advancement of the minorities of the Town of Guttenberg.
[Ord. #006/96 § III; Ord. #030/00]
The Office of Community and Minority Affairs for the Town of Guttenberg shall be staffed with volunteers.
[Ord. #006/96 § IV; Ord. #030/00]
All appointments related to the Office on Community and Minority Affairs for the Town of Guttenberg, be they of volunteer, shall be made by the Mayor and Board of Council of the Town of Guttenberg.