Minutes of June 26, 2008
The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 7:07 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) ABSENT
Jeanine Pentz (Alt. #2) PRESENT
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 Pentz 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 Kaufman. All in favor.
The monthly income and expenses for May: Income-$464.00 and Expenses-$1,033.36.
A motion was then made by Commissioner Kaufman and seconded by Commissioner DeSciscio to approve the finance report and pay the current bills. Motion carried on roll call as follows:
Judy DeSciscio “
Dr. Kaufman “
Jeanine Pentz “
The letter to the Bureau of Mosquito Control regarding stagnant water in front of 193 Boulevard was discussed. Health Officer Ferraioli stated REHS Malinowski inspected the premises and found stagnant water but did not find larvae in the stagnant water. Health Officer Ferraioli stated that the County will have to re-grade the street so the water will follow the street contour in order to go into a catch basin. Health Officer Ferraioli also stated that this is not a public health issue.
7:15 – President Moscaritolo introduced a former Board Member, Trudy Neuhauser.
was a brief discussion concerning TB Service Cost Reduction Letter. Health
Officer Ferraioli stated the Union County Health Officers Association
was able to negotiate with the State and the Board of Chosen Freeholder
a cost reduction for
The memo to Board Liaison DeLuca regarding Internet Connection was discussed. Health Officer Ferraioli stated that the Board Secretary was not able to send or receive e-mail which made it difficult to conduct everyday business. The internet is used to connect to the EDRS (Electronic Death Registration System) which will be mandatory by the end of the year. We have been told to start accessing the system immediately.
Update on Communicable Disease for January to June was briefly discussed. There were 5 Hepatitis C and 3 Lyme cases. This information is submitted electronically to the State and the State then submits it to the CDC.
The Health Department has received several complaints concerning feeding of stray cats. The neighbors have to clean up after the strays that are coming onto their property. They also stated the animals are destroying their grass. Health Officer Ferraioli stated unless the Board wants to adopt an ordinance concerning feeding of stray animals there was no solution to the problem. Commissioner Kaufman requested a copy of the Union Township Ordinance concerning cats.
Update on the Health Fair – 2007 Expenditures was discussed.
President Moscaritolo asked if we had any ideas as to how to get more people into the Health Fair.
Opened meeting to public at 7:35 pm
President Moscaritolo asked Trudy Neuhauser to explain her concerns and suggestions. Trudy stated she would like to reconfigure the set up. She would like to put more people at the door and by the blood work area. Also, she wanted to see less public at the food area. The Board discussed different options and it was agreed that Health Officer Ferraioli would discuss the concerns with Schering-Plough and possible solutions to those concerns.
Closed the meeting to the public at 7:53 pm
There was a brief discussion concerning the Fee Ordinance. Health Officer Ferraioli submitted the Fee Ordinance to Mr. Fruchter. Mr. Fruchter requested to meet on Monday, June 30th at 4 pm to go over it.
Liaison DeLuca was not present at this evenings meeting
A motion was then made by Commissioner DeSciscio and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.
Next scheduled meeting will be September 18th at 7:00 p.m.
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