[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Lacey: Art. I, 7-3-1974 as Ch. 126, Art. I, of the 1974 Code; Art. II, 3-5-1975 (Ch. 126, Art. II, of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-3-1974 as Ch. 126, Art. I, of the 1974 Code]
There are hereby created the positions of Dog Warden, Assistant Dog Warden and Animal Shelter Attendant in the Board of Health of the Township of Lacey.
The qualifications for the positions of Dog Warden and Assistant Dog Warden shall be at least six (6) months' prior experience in the handling and control of dogs and other small animals; the ability to read and write the English language; possession of a valid New Jersey driver's license; the ability to work harmoniously with others; the ability to be firm but pleasant in enforcing the ordinances and statutes pertaining to dogs; the ability to show great judgment; and the ability to make a clean and neat appearance.
The duties of the Dog Warden shall be to patrol the streets of the township in order to seize and impound stray dogs and dogs running at large or unrestrained; to remove dead and injured small animals from the streets; to investigate reports of animal biting incidents and to place the animals under quarantine as required by state law; in cases where the biting animal dies before or during the quarantine period, to remove the head of the animal and cause it to be transported and delivered to the New Jersey State Department of Health Laboratory in Trenton; to investigate complaints against dogs and take appropriate action; to sign complaints and appear in court and give testimony; to operate such a motor vehicle as may be furnished for catching dogs and to keep said motor vehicle and its cages clean and in a sanitary condition; to supervise the operation of the Animal Shelter, if such a shelter is provided by the Board of Health; to maintain the animal pens and cages in a sanitary condition; to enforce state statutes and local ordinances relating to dogs and rabies control and dog licensing; to assist in the rabies vaccination clinics conducted under the auspices of the Board of Health; to keep records and make reports; and to perform other related work as required.
The Assistant Dog Warden, under the supervision and direction of the Dog Warden, shall assist in the performance of any and all of the duties and responsibilities of the Dog Warden, and perform the duties of the Dog Warden during his absence.
The Animal Shelter Attendant shall, under the supervision and direction of the Dog Warden, clean and maintain in a clean condition the cages, pens and equipment in the Animal Shelter and its surroundings; assist in the handling of small animals at the shelter; and perform other related work as required.
The qualifications for the position of Animal Shelter Attendant shall be the ability to handle small animals, to follow orders and directions and to read and write the English language.
The annual salary for the positions of Dog Warden, Assistant Dog Warden and Animal Shelter Attendant of the Board of Health of the Township of Lacey shall be determined from time to time by the Township Committee and shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of the Salary Ordinance of the Township of Lacey.
The normal workweek for the positions of Dog Warden, Assistant Dog Warden and Animal Shelter Attendant shall be forty (40) hours and, because of the nature of the work and the necessity of the Animal Shelter to be open at hours convenient to the general public, employees may be required to work evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, for which time shall be computed as part of the normal forty-hour workweek. For work over and above forty (40) hours per week, pay shall be computed at time and one-half for each hour or fraction of the hour of work.
[Adopted 3-5-1975 (Ch. 126, Art. II, of the 1974 Code)]
There is hereby created the position of Secretary to the Board of Health.
The duties of the Secretary to the Board of Health shall be as follows:
To attend all regular and special meetings of the Board of Health and take minutes of said meetings and to record the minutes of the meetings in the book of minutes of the Board of Health.
To prepare reports, keep records and handle such correspondence as the Board from time to time may direct.
To prepare an agenda for each meeting and distribute copies of same to the Board members prior to the meeting.
To certify and attest to all copies of Board of Health ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations, minutes of the Board meetings, public notices and all other documents requiring certification by the Secretary to the Board of Health.
To retain custody of the seal of the Board of Health.