Township of Bloomfield, NJ
Essex County
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[Adopted 6-15-2017 by BOH Ord. No. 004-2017]
The Board of Health shall organize annually in January and shall elect a President, Vice President and a Secretary and such other officers as the Board may deem necessary, all of whom shall hold office for one year and conduct any and all acts necessary to accomplish the statutory requirements of a Board of Health.
The Board of Health, a legally constituted body of the Township of Bloomfield, New Jersey, as authorized by N.J.S.A. 26:3-1 and Chapter 5, Administration of Government, of the Code of the Township of Bloomfield, Article X, shall exist as is required by such authority to pass, alter or amend ordinances and resolutions and make and modify rules and regulations pertaining to the health of the residents and occupants of this Municipality and to appoint officers and employees, fix their salaries and duties and establish appropriate policy and procedure for the Board's employees and agents.
Regular meetings. Regular meetings shall be held once per month as published in the newspaper of record for the Board and posted on the public bulletin board in the Municipal Building located at 1 Municipal Plaza. The Board shall meet to determine and establish the rules of its own proceedings, to pass, promulgate, amend or adopt rules, regulations, orders, ordinances, bylaws and resolutions pertaining to the purposes and objectives of the Board as may be necessary to properly carry out the provisions of applicable state laws governing the powers and duties of local Boards of Health.
Special meetings. At the discretion of the President of the Board or any three members thereof, and with notice given in accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act and notice to each Board Member, a special meeting may be called.
Quorum. A quorum shall be necessary to conduct any official business of the Board. A quorum shall be three members of the Board. In the case where there exists a vacancy on the Board, a majority of sitting members shall constitute a quorum.
Order of business. The order of business at the meetings of the Board shall be as follows:
Call to order.
Sunshine Law statement.
Roll call.
Approval of minutes of the previous regular meeting and subsequent special meetings.
Public comment.
Unfinished business.
New business.
Closed session.
It shall be the duty of the President of the Board of Health to preside at all meetings of the Board and to perform all duties usually pertaining to this office.
The Vice President of the Board of Health shall perform all duties of the President in the absence or disability of the President.
In the case that a quorum is present and neither the President nor Vice President is present, the remaining members shall take a vote to decide who shall preside.
The Secretary of the Board shall keep minutes of all proceedings and record the same. In the event that the Board should enter into closed session, closed session proceedings shall not be recorded. In the absence or disability of the Secretary to the Board, an employee designated by the Secretary or Board shall perform the duties of the Secretary to the Board.