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Township of Lower Merion, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Merion 1-18-2006 by Ord. No. 3768.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 90.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Ch. 16, Health, Board of. Section 3 of this ordinance also provided in part as follows: "The Board of Health of the Township shall cease to function as such as of the effective date of this ordinance, at which time the prior duties of the Board of Health will be assumed by the County of Montgomery Department of Health, except as to those powers reserved to the Township's administrative staff by agreement."
The Township of Lower Merion, pursuant to the Local Health Administration Law, 16 P.S. § 12001 et seq., hereby subjects itself to the jurisdiction of the County of Montgomery Department of Health, retaining to the extent not inconsistent therewith those health-related powers provided to Townships of the First Class.
An advisory council, to be known as the "Lower Merion Township Health Advisory Council," is hereby created and shall continue to function until this chapter is revoked.
The Health Advisory Council shall be composed of not more than seven and not fewer than five residents of the Township of Lower Merion.
The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Merion shall appoint all members of the Lower Merion Health Advisory Council. The Health Advisory Council shall then elect a Chairperson of the Council from amongst its members. The Board of Commissioners shall appoint members to the Health Advisory Council in accordance with the following procedures:
A. 
At least three of the members shall have experience in public health or professional/technical training in the health sciences.
B. 
Terms of office.
(1) 
Council members shall serve four-year terms; appointments shall be so staggered that the terms of approximately 1/4 of the members of the Council shall expire each year.
(2) 
Council members' terms of office shall expire on the first Monday in January following the last year of their term of office, or when the Board of Commissioners appoints a successor.
[Amended 6-19-2019 by Ord. No. 4169]
The Health Advisory Council shall recommend plans and programs to the Board of Commissioners for the protection of the public health of residents of the Township of Lower Merion and advise the appropriate boards, agencies and officials of the Township concerning matters of public health. The Health Advisory Council shall have those further powers and duties specifically granted and imposed by other provisions of the Lower Merion Code.
Members of the Health Advisory Council shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for the expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties. The Council may not contract for professional services.