Borough of Shrewsbury, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Shrewsbury as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Board of Health legislation — See Part III.
[Adopted 8-2-1926 by Ord. No. 1 (Ch. 3, Art. XX, of the 1973 Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]

§ 29-1 Board of Health continued.

The Board of Health, as heretofore established in the Borough in accordance with Title 26 of the Revised Statutes, is hereby continued.

§ 29-2 Members; terms; vacancies.

The Board of Health shall consist of seven members. Each member shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council and shall serve for a term of four years, except in the case of vacancies which shall be filled for the unexpired term only. In addition, the Mayor may appoint, with the consent of the Council, two alternates who shall be designated at the time of appointment as Alternate No. 1 and Alternate No. 2. The alternate members shall serve for terms of two years, except that the terms of the alternate members first appointed shall be two years for Alternate No. 1 and one year for Alternate No. 2. A vacancy occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled by the Mayor with the consent of Council for the unexpired term only. Alternate members may participate in discussions but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member.

§ 29-3 Rules and regulations; election of President.

The Board of Health shall adopt rules and regulations for its own government. It shall elect a President from among its members.

§ 29-4 Appointment of health officers and staff.

The Board of Health shall appoint a Registrar of Vital Statistics, Secretary and Sanitary Inspector, and may also appoint such other officers or assistants as said Board of Health may deem necessary. The appointment of the Registrar of Vital Statistics shall be governed by N.J.S.A. 26:8-11 et seq. All appointees of said Board of Health shall be governed by the rules of said Board and may be removed for cause by said Board, unless governed otherwise by statute. The police of the Borough, when on police duty, 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.

§ 29-5 Liabilities.

The Board of Health shall not contract liabilities of any kind beyond the amount allowed by law, except on appropriation made for its use by the Mayor and Council.

§ 29-6 Powers and duties.

The Board of Health shall have all of the powers provided in N.J.S.A. 26:3-31.
[Adopted 9-27-1973 by Ord. No. 346 (Ch. 97, Art. I, of the 1973 Code); amended in its entirety 3-4-2004 by Ord. No. 828]

§ 29-7 Appointment; term of office.

The Board of Health shall appoint a Clerk of the Board of Health, who shall serve at the pleasure of said Board of Health.

§ 29-8 Duties.

The Clerk of the Board of Health shall:
Keep the minutes and records of the proceedings of the Board of Health and publish, maintain and compile its ordinances and resolutions.
Keep the minutes and records of any Board of Health committee, upon request of the chairman of the committee.
Provide secretarial and clerical services for the members of the Board of Health in the discharge of their official duties.
Perform such functions as are vested in the Clerk of the Board of Health by the licensing provisions of state law or ordinance.
Issue and deliver all notices of meetings required to be given to members of the Board of Health.
Receive and transmit all communications to or on behalf of the Board of Health.
Charge and receive for the use of the Borough such fees for transcripts or certifications as shall be authorized by the Board of Health.
Perform such other, different and additional powers, functions and duties as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

§ 29-9 Adoption of standards of performance.

There is hereby adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Shrewsbury for the purpose of establishing performance standards and guidelines that certain New Jersey Administrative Code known as "Public Health Practice Standards of Performance for Local Boards of Health in New Jersey," the whole thereof. One copy of said code hereinabove mentioned has been annexed to this article and is hereby made a part of this article as if fully incorporated herein. Three copies of said code have been placed on file in the office of the Clerk of the Borough of Shrewsbury upon introduction hereof and they will remain there on file for the use and examination of the public until this section is adopted and, if this section is adopted, will remain available to the public and on file in said Clerk's office and in such other place as may be required by law.