Board of Health Minutes from 1/19/2006
 

Kenilworth Board of Health

 575 Boulevard

Kenilworth, NJ, 07033

(908)-276-2740

                                                               

Minutes of the January 19, 2006

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 7:06 pm. by President Patricia Kotch who announced that the meeting was being held in conformance with the Open Public Meeting Act.  Sunshine law was read.

On roll call the following members responded as follows:

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                     PRESENT                                                       Dr. Jerome Forman                      “

Carla Gabriel                                        “

Judy DeSciscio                                   “

Dr. Sean Kauffman                        ABSENT

                                    Marie Condo (Alt.#1)                         “

                                    Gladys Caniero (Alt #2)            PRESENT

                                    Susan Kotch                                “

Patricia Kotch                                    “

                                   

                                   

Registered Environmental Health Specialist Buttell, Health Officer Ferraioli and Liaison Taylor were present for this evenings meeting.

A motion was made by Vice President S. Kotch and seconded by Commissioner Forman to accept the previous minutes.  All in favor.

The monthly reports were discussed, approved and carried on motion by Commissioner DeSciscio and seconded by Commissioner Gabriel.  All in favor.

The monthly income and expenses for November: Income-$301.00 and Expenses-$0

December: Income-$5,286.96 and Expenses-$2,328.72

 

A motion was then made by Commissioner Gabriel and seconded by Commissioner DeSciscio to approve the finance report and pay the current bills.  Motion carried on roll call as follows:

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                     PRESENT                                                                                           Dr. Jerome Forman                      “

Carla Gabriel                                        “

Judy DeSciscio                                   “

Dr. Sean Kauffman                        ABSENT

                                    Marie Condo (Alt.#1)                         “

                                    Gladys Caniero (Alt #2)            PRESENT

                                    Susan Kotch                                “

Patricia Kotch                                    “

                                   

Correspondence:  

REHS Buttell stated that the Board received a letter from “Concerned Citizens and Customers of A&P” concerning pigeon droppings above the north entrance.  REHS Buttell stated that the situation was being resolved. The A&P has cleaned up the pigeon droppings and is putting plexi-glass or wiring to cover the opening.

There was a brief discussion concerning the Pay to Play Law which states that all business dealings in excess of $17,500 use fair and open processes.  At this time the Board of Health does not have any contracts exceeding $17,500.

The resolution from mayor & council was read appointing new Board members.  Judy DeSciscio and Sean Kauffman were appointed for a 3 year term and Gladys Caniero as Alternate #2 for a two year term.

New Business:

A discussion was held on scheduling the Board of Health monthly meetings.  It was decided that all monthly meetings will be held on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm with exception of November which will be held on the first Thursday November 2nd and July and August which will be summer recess.

There was a brief discussion concerning the Avian Flu Plan.  The Board members were asked to fill out the First Responder forms and return them to REHS Buttell as soon as possible.

Health Officer Ferraioli stated that he would have two contracts for discussion/consideration regarding a TB Reactor Clinic at February’s meeting.  The contract with the City of Elizabeth did not have set fees, where as the contract with Vauxhall laid out a fee per service.

Health Officer Ferraioli stated that he would have at the next meeting a Contract with the City of Elizabeth for the STD Program.  The cost would be $45.00 per visit.

 

Health Officer Ferraioli stated that the Visiting Nurse Service is no longer providing a PNP.  If the Board would agree to consolidation with the Township of Union, Union will pay for the doctor and Kenilworth will reimburse Union for the cost of Kenilworth Residents.  The cost would be about $22.00 -$23.00 per visit.  An agreement will be drafted to be voted on at February’s meeting.

Old Business:  

The head lice case was mentioned.  The lice are gone, however, there are eight (8) new cases and the parents are concerned.  It was suggested that the Board make a recommendation to the Board of Education to arrange for the VNA to do a special program. 

A motion was then made by Commissioner DeSciscio and seconded by Commissioner Forman to increase the Board Secretary’s salary to $12 per hr. effective Dec. 9th, 2005 (90 working day trial completed).

Randy Moscaritolo                     PRESENT                                                                          Dr. Jerome Forman                      “

Carla Gabriel                                        “

Judy DeSciscio                                   “

Dr. Sean Kauffman                        ABSENT

                                    Marie Condo (Alt.#1)                         “

                                    Gladys Caniero (Alt #2)            PRESENT

                                    Susan Kotch                                “

Patricia Kotch                                    “

Commissioners Report:   none

Liaisons Report: 

Liaison Taylor introduced himself and stated that if there were any questions or problems that the Board had, he would bring it to the attention of Mayor and Council.

President P. Kotch then opened the meeting to the public at 7:50 p.m., hearing none closed the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

A motion was then made by Commissioner DeSciscio and seconded by Commissioner Gabriel to adjourn the meeting at 7:51 p.m.

Next scheduled meeting will be February 16th at: 7:00 p.m.



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