[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Franklin Lakes 2-14-1990 by Ord. No. 893 as Sec. 2-26 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Board of Health legislation — See Part III, Ch. 500 et seq., of the Code.
The Board of Health is hereby established.
[Amended 11-10-2010 by Ord. No. 1504]
The Board of Health shall consist of five members. The Mayor shall nominate and, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint the members of the Board of Health. Each Board member shall hold office for a term of three years except in the case of vacancies. Each vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term only.
The position of alternate member of the Board of Health is hereby established. The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, shall appoint two alternate members to the Board of Health. Alternate members shall be designated at the time of appointment by the Mayor as "Alternate No. 1" and "Alternate No. 2." The terms of the alternate members shall be for 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, so that the term of not more than one alternate member shall expire in any one year. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the Mayor for the unexpired term only.
Alternate members may participate in all matters but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member of any class. A vote shall not be delayed in order that a regular member may vote instead of an alternate member. In the event that a choice must be made as to which alternate member is to vote, Alternate No. 1 shall vote first.
The Board shall adopt rules and regulations for its own government and that of its officers and employees, not inconsistent with law or the State Sanitary Code.
The Board of Health shall elect a President from among its own membership. It shall appoint a Registrar of Vital Statistics, Clerk and Sanitary Inspector. The Board may also appoint such other officers and assistants as the Board may deem necessary. All appointees of the Board shall be governed by the rules of the Board and they may be removed for cause by the Board.
Members of the Police Department shall report to the Board every violation of any health ordinance which comes within their observation and knowledge.
The Board of Health shall not contract any debt or debts of any kind beyond the amount of appropriations made for its use by the Council.