The Board shall organize annually each year in January as soon after the annual organization meeting of the Mayor and Council as may be feasible, at which time it shall elect, by a majority vote of all of the members of the Board and from its members, a President and Vice President.
Quorum and meetings. A majority of the whole number of members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a smaller number may meet and adjourn from time to time. Its regular meetings shall be held each and every month in Rockaway, New Jersey, at such time and on such a date and place as may be decided upon at the organization meeting. The Board shall determine and establish the rules of its own proceedings and shall pass, promulgate or adopt such 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 not inconsistent with the law or State Sanitary Code. The President shall have the power to call special meetings of the Board when necessary, and in case of his neglect or refusal to do so, it shall be lawful for any three members of such Board to call any special meeting, by written or printed notice to each member, served personally or left at his place of residence at least 24 hours previous to the time appointed for such meetings.
Officers and employees. The Board shall appoint, by resolution passed by a majority of all its members, a Secretary, a Registrar of Vital Statistics, a Health Officer, a Sanitary Inspector and such other officers and employees as it may from time to time deem necessary, in accordance with the provisions of the applicable laws of New Jersey.
Salaries. The salaries or other forms of compensation of the aforesaid officers and employees shall be fixed according to law by ordinance.
The President shall be the Chief Executive officer of the Board; he shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall appoint all committees and have all such other powers as may, by law or by the provisions of this chapter, be vested in him. During the intervals between regular meetings, the President shall represent the Board in all executive and judicial matters, and he shall have the power and duty to appoint at the annual meeting or immediately thereafter, with the advice and consent of the Board, officers and committees as may from time to time be required to be appointed and provision for whose appointment is not otherwise made in this chapter or subsequent legislation by the Board or by statute.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all the proceedings of the Board, conduct all the official correspondence of the Board, maintain proper copies of the same, tabulate and complete all reports required by any superior authority, local, state or national, and make such other reports as may be required or directed by the Board. He shall procure all books, stationery and other supplies as may be required by the Board and shall keep a record of all applications for licenses or permits, the date of applications and the action of the Board, if any, thereon and all such other pertinent information as may be necessary for a complete record of each such application.
The Registrar of Vital Statistics shall keep all such records of that office as required by the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the State of New Jersey, and he shall perform such other duties as may be required.
The Health Officer, Sanitary Inspector, Registrar of Vital Statistics and the Animal Warden shall each make a written report monthly to the Board. All of the above-named appointees shall perform such duties as may be directed by the Statutes of the State of New Jersey, the provisions of this code or as they may from time to time be directed by the Board.
Every member of the Board and all officers and employees thereof shall, by virtue of their respective appointments, be vested with the power and authority to make any and all inspections or examinations under the statutes of this state required to be made by local Boards of Health or required by any Code, ordinance, regulation or order of the Board. They shall report to the Health Officer any violations occurring in the interim between meetings of the Board, and all persons are hereby forbidden to interfere with or obstruct such inspections or examinations.
All places and premises in this municipality shall be subject to inspection by the Board of Health or the enforcing official if the Board or that official has reason to believe that any section of this code is being violated.
It shall be unlawful for any person to hinder, obstruct, delay, resist or prevent the Board of Health or the enforcing official from having full access to any place or premises upon which a violation of the code is believed to exist.