[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Blairstown 3-10-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-03. Amendments noted where applicable.]
An Advisory Board of Health is hereby established in and for the Township of Blairstown.
The Advisory Board of Health shall be comprised of not fewer than five nor more than seven members, all of whom shall be citizens and residents of the Township of Blairstown, with the exception that a physician maintaining an office for the practice of medicine in the Township, but not residing therein, shall be eligible to serve as a member. All members shall serve without pay. Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Committee.
The members first appointed shall hold office for one, two and three years, respectively, in such a manner that the term of at least one member and not more than four members shall expire in each year according to the number appointed. Thereafter, all appointments shall be for terms of three years, and all vacancies, including the vacancies created by removal of a member pursuant to § 28-3B of this chapter, shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
Any member who fails to attend three or more regularly scheduled meetings in any calendar year may be removed as a member by resolution of the Township Committee at the request and recommendation of the Advisory Board of Health. The mayor shall appoint a new member to fill the vacancy created by removal.
One member of the Township Committee shall be appointed annually by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Township Committee, to serve an an ex officio member of the Advisory Board of Health, but said member shall have no vote unless he/she or she is also formally appointed as a member of said Committee.
The Advisory Board of Health shall be an advisory board and shall not be deemed a separate and autonomous board as described in N.J.S.A. 26:3-1.
The Advisory Board of Health shall have authority to appoint a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary to serve annually and to adopt rules for the conduct of its meetings and taking of minutes relative thereto.
The Advisory Board of Health shall investigate and study public health matters relating to the Township and provide advice, counsel and recommendations to the Township as it may from time to time deem necessary or desirable concerning the public health needs of the Township.
The Township Advisory Board of Health shall be bound by the terms and conditions of N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 to 10:4-21 inclusive, commonly known as the "New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act," and shall annually fix its meeting dates and give appropriate notice of the time and place of its meetings and shall not conduct any meeting except in compliance with the law.
This chapter shall become effective upon adoption and publication as required by law.