Township of Ewing, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council sitting as the Board of Health of the Township of Ewing 11-24-1998 by Ord. No. 98-13 as Ch. 234 of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Health — See Ch. 14, Art. I.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Administrative Code of the Board of Health of the Township of Ewing" and is herein referred to as the "code."
[Amended 4-11-2006 by Ord. No. 06-14]
The President of the Township Council shall be the President of the Board of Health and shall preside over all meetings of the Board of Health.
[Amended 4-11-2006 by Ord. No. 06-14]
The Municipal Clerk shall be the Secretary of the Board of Health, who shall be responsible to the Board and who shall issue all licenses authorized by the Board.
[Amended 4-11-2006 by Ord. No. 06-14]
There shall be a Registrar of Vital Statistics, who shall be responsible to the Board of Health and shall be appointed in accordance with the provision of Title 11A. Civil Service, of the New Jersey Statutes.
[Amended 4-11-2006 by Ord. No. 06-14]
There shall be a Health Official of the Board of Health who shall be responsible to the Board. The Health Official shall hold the necessary license and shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Title 11A, Civil Service, of the New Jersey Statutes. The Health Official shall, subject to the superior authority of the Board, be the general agent of the Board for the enforcement of its ordinances and the sanitary laws of the State of New Jersey.
There shall be special health officials of the Board of Health, when appointed by the Board, who shall promptly report to the Board every violation of health ordinances, rules and regulations which may come within their observation or knowledge. The police and fire officers of the Township may be designated special health officials of the Board of Health.
The Board may employ such other personnel as it may deem necessary, including technicians, inspectors and others necessary to carry out the powers vested in the Board by law and by this chapter. All such personnel shall, where required, be appropriately licensed.
Whenever the Health Official finds that the public safety will not permit delay, he may exercise one or more of the following powers without having to resort to legal proceedings and without the necessity of giving notice or holding any hearing which would otherwise be required under any provision of this chapter.
A. 
Power to prevent the sale of food. The Health Official may prohibit the importation into the Township or sale of any food, drink or other item intended for human consumption or use from a source suspected of being infected, contaminated, unsanitary, unhealthy or dangerous.
B. 
Power to seize and destroy unwholesome food. The Health Official may order the seizure and destruction of any food, drink or other item intended for human consumption which is unwholesome or dangerous or likely to cause sickness or injury to the persons who consume it.
A. 
Inspection of premises. The Board of Health, its agents and employees shall have the right to inspect any premises in the Township if they have reason to believe that any provision of this chapter is being violated or as part of a regular program of inspection.
B. 
Search warrant. If the owner or occupant of any premises refuses to permit entry for the purpose of inspection, the Board of Health may apply to the Municipal Judge of the Township for a search warrant. The application shall be based on an affidavit setting forth that the inspection is part of a regular program of inspection or that conditions and circumstances provide a reasonable basis for believing that a nuisance or unsanitary or unhealthy condition exists on the premises. If the Municipal Judge is satisfied as to the matters set forth in the affidavit, he shall authorize the issuance of a search warrant permitting access to and inspection of the premises.
[Amended 2-24-2009 by Ord. No. 09-02]
Abatement of nuisances shall be as set forth in Chapter 407, Nuisances, Public Health.
The Board of Health may, by resolution, make rules and regulations which interpret or amplify any provision of this chapter or for the purpose of making the provisions of this chapter more effective. No regulation, however, shall be inconsistent with, alter or amend any provision of this chapter and no regulation shall impose any requirement which is in addition to or greater than the requirements that are expressly or by implication imposed by any provision of this chapter.