Township of Freehold, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Freehold 4-26-1961 (§ 2-19.3 of the Revised General Ordinances), as amended through Ord. No. O-98-3. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boards, committees and commissions — See Ch. 10.
Board of Health ordinances — See Part III of the Code.

§ 34-1 Establishment.

[Amended 3-22-2005 by Ord. No. O-05-7]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-10, the Township adopts the provisions of Subdivision B of Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 26 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-3) of the New Jersey statutes. There shall be a Board of Health of the Township of Freehold consisting of seven members and two alternates.

§ 34-2 Appointment; term; vacancies.

[Amended 3-22-2005 by Ord. No. O-05-7]
A. 
The members constituting the Board of Health shall be appointed by resolution of the Township Committee for a term of three years. One of the members may be, in the discretion of the Township Committee, the municipal physician, who does not have to be a resident of the Township. One of the members may be, in the discretion of the Township Committee, a licensed physician of the State of New Jersey who shall be a resident of the Township. One of the members may be, in the discretion of the Township Committee, a school nurse of one of the Township's schools, who does not have to be a resident of the Township. One of the members shall be a member of the Township Committee whose term on such Board shall be concurrent with his/her term on the Township Committee. All other members constituting the Board of Health shall be residents of the Township.
B. 
Two alternate members of the Board of Health may be appointed by resolution of the Township Committee. Alternate members of the Board of Health shall be residents of the Township. The alternate members shall be designated "Alternate No. 1" and "Alternate No. 2." The initial appointment for Alternate No. 1 shall be for two years, and the initial appointment for Alternate No. 2 shall be for one year. All terms thereafter shall be for two years.
C. 
If any vacancies occur among the members or alternates of the Board of Health, they shall be filled by resolution of the Township Committee but only for the unexpired portion of such terms.
D. 
All members and alternates of the Board shall serve without compensation, except that the members and alternates of the Board shall be reimbursed by the Township for expenses incurred while performing any function as a member or alternate of the Board.

§ 34-3 Powers and duties.

A. 
The Board of Health shall adopt bylaws governing its procedural operation. In January of each year, 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.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
B. 
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.
C. 
The Board of Health shall make all 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 introduction of diseases, contagious or otherwise, within the boundaries of the Township.