Township of Bloomfield, NJ
Essex County
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The Board of Health may enact and amend health ordinances, and make and alter necessary rules and regulations in the execution of any power delegated to it or in the performance of any duty imposed upon it by law.
Ordinances may be introduced and read on first and second reading by reading the title only. Upon the adoption of any amendment following second reading, the amended ordinance shall take the course prescribed by law. Copies of each ordinance and resolution, in printed or typewritten form, bearing a notation by the Board Attorney as to his approval as to form and legality, shall be forwarded by the Secretary to the Board to each Board Member at least 48 hours prior to introduction, provided that the failure of the Secretary to the Board to make such forwarding shall not invalidate any action taken by the Board.
Any person feeling aggrieved at the official action of the Board or any of its members or employees shall be entitled to a hearing during any regular meeting of the Board. In the event that the Board determines that additional time or further consideration is necessary, the Board in its sole discretion may adjourn and reschedule the meeting and/or hearing and conduct additional investigation and/or research or the like before making its final decision.
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Inspection of premises. The Board of Health, its agents and employees shall have the right to inspect any premises in the Township of Bloomfield if they have reason to believe that any provision of this chapter or any health-related ordinance is being violated, or as part of a regular program of inspection.
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Search warrant. If the owner or occupant of any premises refuses to permit entry for the purpose of inspection, the Board of Health may apply to the Municipal Judge for a search warrant. The application shall be based upon an affidavit setting forth that the inspection is part of a regular program of inspection or that conditions and circumstances provide a reasonable basis for believing that a nuisance or unsanitary or unhealthy condition exists on the premises. If the Judge is satisfied as to the matters set forth in the affidavit, he shall authorize the issuance of a search warrant permitting access to and inspection of the premises.
The provisions of this article are declared to be severable, and if any section, subsection, sentence, clause or part thereof is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of any remaining sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or part of this article.
Any ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
This article shall become effective in accordance with law.