[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Byram 10-2-1974 as Sec. 2-18 of the Revised General Ordinances of 1974; amended in its entirety 3-5-1990 by Ord. No. 6-1990. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Continuation of Board — See Ch. 3.
Legislation adopted by Board — See Part III of this Code.
There shall be a Board of Health of the Township of Byram consisting of seven members.
The members constituting the Board of Health shall be citizens of the Township appointed by resolution of the Township Council for a term of four years. One of the members may, in the discretion of the Township Council, be a licensed physician of the State of New Jersey who shall be a citizen of the Township. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit one or more members of the Township Council from being appointed to the Board.
If any vacancies occur among the members of the Board of Health they shall be filled by resolution of the Township Council but only for the unexpired portion of the term.
Of those members first appointed to the Board of Health, three members shall be appointed for a term of one year, two members shall be appointed for a term of two years, one member shall be appointed for a term of three years and one member shall be appointed for a term of four years.
All members of the Board shall serve without compensation, except that members of the Board shall be reimbursed by the Township for expenses incurred while performing any function as a member of the Board.
The Board of Health shall adopt bylaws governing its procedural operation. It shall elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary from among its members and create and fill such other offices as it shall determine. It shall have the power and authority to employ experts and a staff for enforcement and carrying out its purposes, including a Sanitarian and other persons provided by law, and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding in all the amount appropriated by the Township for the use of the Board of Health.
The Board of Health is empowered to employ a person having the title of Secretary of the Board of Health. The person so employed shall not be a member of the Board of Health. The Secretary shall serve the Board in all clerical capacities and at such times as may be required by the Board. Within the limits of appropriations made available to it, the compensation for the Secretary shall be fixed by the Board of Health.
The Board of Health shall have the powers and perform the duties prescribed by law and by municipal ordinance. It shall be the duty of the Board of Health to enforce all ordinances of the Township which relate to public health or nuisances, subject to the limitations prescribed by law.
Editor's Note: See Part III of this Code.
The Board of Health shall make all the necessary rules and regulations for the protection of the health of the inhabitants of the Township and to guard against the spread of contagious diseases and to prevent by necessary rules the induction of diseases, contagious or otherwise, within the boundaries of the Township.