Board of Health Minutes from 5/15/2008
 

Kenilworth Board of Health

 575 Boulevard

Kenilworth, NJ, 07033

(908)-276-2740

                                                               

Minutes of May 15, 2008

The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 7:00 pm. by President Randy Moscaritolo 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                           ABSENT

Judy DeSciscio                       PRESENT

Dr. Sean Kaufman                       “

                                    Marie Condo (Alt. #1)                 “

                                    Jeanine Pentz (Alt. #2)                 “

Dr. Antonio Pugliese              ABSENT

                           

                                   

Health Officer Ferraioli was present for this evenings meeting. 

Liaison DeLuca was absent.

A motion was made by Commissioner DeSciscio and seconded by Commissioner Kaufman to accept the regular minutes of the previous meeting.  All in favor.

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

The monthly income and expenses for April: Income-$2,669.00 and Expenses-$1,089.63.

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

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                 AYE                                                                                                    Dr. Jerome Forman                   “

Judy DeSciscio                         “

Dr. Kaufman                             “

Marie Condo                             “

                                    Jeanine Pentz                            “

                                   

                       

           

Correspondence: 

Boards of Health Assessment results were discussed.  Mr. Walter Stein with the NJ Local Board of Health Association received a grant from the CDC to determine if local Boards of Health (governances) were up on the standards and the 10 public health essential activities that are required to meet the Healthy People 2010 benchmarks.  Union and Kenilworth were selected and made arrangement to meet with him.  Mr. Stein had a list of over one hundred questions which were then sent to the CDC.  The CDC rated Kenilworth Board of Health at optimal level (79%) – anything above 75 was optimal.  

Health Officer Ferraioli stated the Board Secretary would make copies of the report and forward them to the Board members.

Health Officer Ferraioli received a letter from Erica Ferry of Schering Plough inviting him to their Good Neighbor Dinner.  Health Officer Ferraioli stated he would like to contact Erica Ferry to see if he could extend the invitation to the Board of Health members.  The Board stated it would be a good time to discuss our Annual Health Fair.

There was a brief discussion concerning the letter from the State awarding Union/Kenilworth Pan Flu Funds. Health Officer Ferraioli stated a wish list was set up which included upgrading the actual plan and getting new equipment including an Epos Pen.  The Epos Pen is a digital pen & USB flash drive which can be used to transfer data to software on a PC.  President Moscaritolo inquired if we had a laptop computer.  Health Officer Ferraioli stated that we did.

New Business:

Health Officer Ferraioli discussed the proposed policy for ordinance review and introduction. 

Health Officer Ferraioli discussed the TB Contract Amendment.  The amendment to the contract represents $4,000 which is Kenilworth’s percentage. Health Officer Ferraioli then stated they are trying to get the Board of Chosen Freeholder to give 20% of the cap cost which would reduce our cost by $1,200.   Commissioner Forman asked what our cost was last year.  Health Officer Ferraioli stated last year the cost was paid by State.  

A motion was then made by Commissioner DeSciscio and seconded by Commissioner Forman to approve the TB Contract Amendment.  Motion carried on roll call as follows:

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                 AYE                                                                                                    Dr. Jerome Forman                   “

Judy DeSciscio                         “

Dr. Kaufman                             “

Marie Condo                             “

                                    Jeanine Pentz                            “

Old Business:

There was a brief discussion concerning the Codification requirements for Housing and Grease Trap Ordinance.

Commissioner Forman discussed the Fee Ordinance draft.  Commissioner Forman stated the ordinance was updated with an increase in the licensing   This draft is going to be sent to Borough Attorney Harvey Fruchter and if he gets it back to the Board by the June meeting we will present it at that meeting and pass it in September.

Commissioners Reports:

Commissioner DeSciscio inquired about the MRSA case at the High School. Health Officer Ferraioli stated there was only one case.

Vice President Condo inquired as to how often the oil has to be changed at the Little League concession stand.  Health Officer stated the oil should be changed according to how often it is used and there is no specific requirement for it.  Health Officer Ferraioli stated they must have a three compartment sink and REHS Molinowski will go and inspect the area.

Vice President Condo then inquired about Big Apple Pizza grease spill.  Health Officer Ferraioli stated the grease stain that is on the pavement will have to wear away.   Cleaning it would/could cause water pollution.

President Moscaritolo inquired about the 17 N. 19th Street Complaint concerning a goat and chickens.  President Moscaritolo then asked if the Board could look into drafting an ordinance for restricting farm animals. 

There was a brief discussion concerning removal of lead paint on houses.

Liaisons Report: 

None

Opened meeting to the public at 7:59

Closed meeting to the public 7:59

A motion was then made by Commissioner DeSciscio and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

Next scheduled meeting will be June 26th at 7:00 p.m.



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