[Adopted 3-25-1968 by Ord. No. 20-1968 as Ch. 2, Art. XXIII, Secs. 2:23-1 through 2:23-5, of the 1968 Code (Ch. 36 of the 1980 City Code)]
[Amended 5-29-2007 by Ord. No. 13-2007]
There is hereby established in the City a Board of Health pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-1 et seq., consisting of five members, unless the Mayor shall, in his discretion, enlarge the same as allowed by law. Such members shall be appointed by the Mayor, one from each ward of the City, subject to confirmation of the City Council.
Each appointment to the Board of Health shall commence on January 1 of each successive calendar year, and each member shall serve a term of three years. The terms shall be established so that no more than two terms nor less than one term shall expire as of January 1 of each year, unless and until the number of members of the Board of Health shall have been increased by direction of the Mayor, whereupon the terms of the members so appointed shall be so established as to provide for the maximum feasible staggering of terms.
The Board of Health shall exercise all the powers and shall have jurisdiction as provided by the Revised Statutes of New Jersey.
Subject to civil service, the Board of Health shall appoint a Plumbing Inspector or, if required, Plumbing Inspectors for the City, and such Inspectors shall, as to their qualification, employment, duties and conduct, be subject to the jurisdiction and direction of the Board of Health.
The Board of Health is hereby authorized and empowered to establish fees for the rendering of nursing or related services by its employees or agents, including but not limited to therapeutic, bedside and restorative nursing services and physical, speech and occupational therapy.
Such fees shall be computed on the basis of audited costs, including estimated overhead, and the Board of Health is hereby authorized to adopt an adjusted fee schedule for those persons who are unable to afford the actual cost of fee for service.
All such fees shall be collected by the Board of Health and transmitted to the Tax Collector and placed with the general funds of the City, unless otherwise directed by resolution of the City Council.