[Ord. No. 96-24 §1, 2-27-1996; Ord. No. 15-122 §5, 12-21-2015]
The Department of Public Health is hereby established. The Department is assigned all of the functions, powers and duties of the former Department of Community Health and the Environment, which are set forth more specifically below.
[Ord. No. 96-24 §2, 2-27-1996]
The Department shall be headed by a director who shall be exempted from the Merit System pursuant to the St. Charles County Charter, Section 7.300 (1992).
[Ord. No. 96-24 §§3—5, 2-27-1996; Ord. No. 15-122 §5, 12-21-2015]
The Department of Public Health shall include the following positions:
[Ord. No. 96-24 §§6—7, 2-27-1996]
Pursuant to Section 2.503 and Section 4.1503 of the St. Charles County Charter, the County Executive shall appoint the Director of Public Health, subject to approval by the County Council.
[Ord. No. 15-122 §5, 12-21-2015]
In the case of a vacancy in the office of Director, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as an appointment is made. However, the County Executive, pursuant to the St. Charles County Charter, Section 3.603 (1992) may appoint an acting director who shall serve for a period until a new director is appointed.
[Ord. No. 96-24 §8, 2-27-1996; Ord. No. 15-122 §5, 12-21-2015]
The Director of the Department of Public Health shall be responsible for determining the public health, humane and environmental needs of St. Charles County.
The Director of the Department of Public Health shall be responsible for the assessment of the public health needs of St. Charles County, the compilation of data concerning the health status of the County, establishing a plan for the delivery of public health services, including but not limited to communicable disease control, health education, restaurant inspections, immunizations and facilitating and coordinating public health resources available within the County.
The Director of the Department of Public Health shall be responsible for the operation of all humane services functions in the County, including the custody and control of dangerous animals at large in the unincorporated areas of the County, the enforcement of the rabies and registration laws, the provision for kenneling of animals while in custody and other related functions.
The Director of the Department of Public Health shall be responsible for recycling coordination, resource recovery, and implementation of the County's solid waste management plan.
The Director of the Department of Public Health shall be responsible for the administration of the Department and shall possess all other powers previously vested by order or ordinance in the former, and now abolished, Departments of Humane and Environmental Services and County Health.
Editor's Note—Ord. no. 07-061 transferred the division of emergency management within the department of community health and environment to the sheriff's department as the division of emergency management and is now set out in section 200.060. Former section 134.060 "division of emergency management" derived from ord. no. 02-205 §§1—5, 12-23-2002.