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Borough of Westwood, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 2-19-2008 by Ord. No. 08-04]
Editor's Note: For legislation enacted by the Board of Health, see Part III, Board of Health Legislation.
A Board of Health shall be appointed and constituted within the limits of the Borough pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-1 et seq., and it shall exercise its respective powers and duties as set forth herein and as set forth in the applicable statutes.
The Board of Health of the Borough shall consist of seven members plus up to two alternates, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 26:3-3, to be appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough.
The terms of office for each of the seven regular members of the Board shall be three years each and shall be staggered so that no more than three of the seven seats on the Board shall have their terms expire in any year. As to the two alternates, their terms of office shall be for two years, except that, upon initial appointment, it shall be established such that the terms of office for Alternate No. 1 and Alternate No. 2 shall not expire on the same year. The members of the Board of Health shall hold office for the terms set forth above and until their successors shall qualify. Nothing contained in this subsection shall affect the term of office of any member of the Board of Health appointed prior to the adoption hereof.
Alternate members may participate in discussions but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member. Alternate No. 1, if available, shall vote in connection with the first vacancy, absence or disqualification and Alternate No. 2 shall vote in connection with the second vacancy, absence or disqualification.
On or before January 15 of each year, the Board of Health shall present to the Governing Body the appropriation estimate provided for in N.J.S.A. 26:3-43 for its consideration in establishing its budget and the appropriation for the Board of Health.
The Board of Health shall exercise all of the powers and prerogatives and perform all of the duties set forth in N.J.S.A. 26:3-1 et seq., and as otherwise provided for local boards of health.
The Board shall organize by the election of one of its Board as President and shall appoint a Secretary and such other subordinate officers and agents to carry into effect the act as it may deem necessary and shall fix the term of such appointments and the compensation of such appointees.