Borough of Elizabethtown, PA
Lancaster County
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[Ord. 829, 11/15/2001, as amended by Ord. 914, 1/21/2010]
1. 
Findings. The Borough Council, after due deliberation and discussion, has determined that it is no longer economically feasible to continue in existence the Elizabethtown Board of Health and the position of Health Officer most recently created by Ordinance 829 on November 15, 2001. The Borough Council has determined that the functions of the Board of Health and Health Officer may be undertaken by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania State Department of Health. As such, specific expenditures related to a Board of Health and Health Officer have been found to be unnecessary at this time. Further, the Borough Council notes that 53 P.S. § 48110 of the Borough Code provides "any Borough may cooperate with the county or counties in which it is located, or with any city, borough or township as well as with the State Department of Health in the administration and enforcement of health laws."
2. 
Abolishment of Elizabethtown Board of Health and Health Officer Position. Based upon the foregoing findings, it is herewith resolved that immediately upon the effective date of this Part the Board of Health of the Borough of Elizabethtown and the position of Health Officer are abolished and each and every of its members and Health Officer are discharged and relieved of any further duty or responsibility.
3. 
Future Enforcement of Health Laws, Ordinances, Rules and Regulations. The Borough Council herewith resolves that the Borough staff shall forthwith contact appropriate persons at the State Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to coordinate the taking over of all functions previously engaged in by the Board of Health of the Borough of Elizabethtown and its Health Officer as soon as is reasonably practical.