Board of Health Minutes from 11/6/2008
 

Kenilworth Board of Health

 575 Boulevard

Kenilworth, NJ, 07033

(908)-276-2740

                                                               

Minutes of Nov. 6, 2008

The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 7:04 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                                “

Judy DeSciscio                            “

Dr. Sean Kaufman                       “

                                    Marie Condo (Alt. #1)                 “

Jeanine Pentz (Alt. #2)                 “

Dr. Antonio Pugliese                   “

                           

                                   

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.

Commissioner Pugliese entered at 7:10 p.m.

The monthly income and expenses for October: Income-$398.00 and Expenses-$10,226.95.

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

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                   AYE                                                                                                  Dr. Jerome Forman                      “

                                    Carla Gabriel                                “

Judy DeSciscio                            “

Dr. Sean Kaufman                       “

                                    Marie Condo (Alt. #1)                 “

Jeanine Pentz (Alt. #2)                 “

Dr. Antonio Pugliese                   “    

Correspondence: 

There was a brief discussion concerning the letter to Dr. Agresti from REHS Grady regarding confirming attendance at the flu clinic.

There was a discussion concerning an illegal dog trade business being conducted in Kenilworth.  An anonymous letter was sent to the Mayor concerning this business.  It was brought to the attention of the Board of Health by the Zoning Officer.  The property was inspected by Zoning Officer Bob Herbert and REHS Grady was informed that this type of business is not permitted in a residential zone.  He also asked that REHS Grady contact Harvey Fruchter, Borough Attorney before any action is taken by the Health Department.  The Board asked to table the discussion until more information can be obtained.

The letter to the Mayor from Commissioner Kaufman regarding his reappointment to the Board was discussed.  Commissioner Kaufman requested that he not be reappointed to the position.  He thanked the Board for allowing him to serve and explained his commitment to his office prevented him from attending the meetings.

New Business:

The flu clinics statistics were discussed.  Approximated 180 people were given the flu vaccine at the Senior Center.  A separate flu clinic was held for Flexi-Van where 45 shots were administered.

Commissioner DeSciscio made a motion and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to introduce an ordinance entitled:  “Chapter 212 Sanitary Code of the Borough of Kenilworth An Ordinance Amending Kenilworth Board of Health Ordinance Chapter 212 Articles I Sections: 212-2; 212-4; 212-5 & ARTICLE II SECTION: 212-6-A (3) & c & Article III Sections: 212-8 (a) & (b); 212-9 (a) & (b); 212-10 & Article IV Sections: 212-11-A-(3); 212-11 (b) & Article VII Section 212-14 & Article VIII Section 212-15; 212-16; &  Article IX Sections: 212-17; 212-21 & Article X Sections: 212-22; 212-23; Article XII Sections: 212-25 & Article XIII Sections 212-26 and 212-27¹” for the first reading.  Motion carried on roll call as follows:

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                   AYE                                                                                                  Dr. Jerome Forman                      “

                                    Carla Gabriel                                “

Judy DeSciscio                            “

Dr. Sean Kaufman                       “

                                    Marie Condo (Alt. #1)                 “

Jeanine Pentz (Alt. #2)                 “

Dr. Antonio Pugliese                   “    

                       

The second and final reading of the Sanitary Code Ordinance will take place at the December meeting.

Commissioner Forman read the budget request for 2009 which is due November 24, 2008. 

Old Business:

The Health Fair statistics were read.  158 people signed up for blood work which is exactly 20 more people that last year.   The balance in the Health Fair account is $17,745.79.  The cost of the blood work this year was $3,650.00 and the Lyons Eye mobile cost $355.00.   We received approximately $4,000.00 in donations.     Health Officer Ferraioli asked the Board if they were interested in merging the Health Fair with Union.   It was also suggested that the Health Fair be the same time as the Octoberfest to bring in more people.  Commissioner Forman suggested a scholarship contest.  It was decided a committee should be formed to come up with recommendations for next year’s Health Fair.  Commissioner Pugliese, Commissioner Forman and Vice President Condo volunteered to be on the committee.

The cost of purchasing a fireproof file cabinet was discussed.  It was decided there is enough funds in our 2008 budget to purchase one fireproof file cabinet; the cost is approximately $1,766. That file cabinet has been ordered.  We also need a letter size filing cabinet and that will cost approximately $1,650.

The purchase of Health Department vehicle was discussed.   Health Officer Ferraioli stated we have an environmental dedicated trust account from the Regional Health Commission which has been disbanded. The amount in that fund is approximately $17,000.  Health Officer Ferraioli suggested purchasing a 2009 Jeep Liberty with four wheel drive, rustproof and undercoat with those funds.  

Commissioner DeSciscio made a motion and it was seconded by Commissioner Pentz to approve the purchase of a 2009 Jeep Liberty from Warnock Fleet, Inc.   Motion carried on roll call as follows:

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                   AYE                                                                                                  Dr. Jerome Forman                      “

                                    Carla Gabriel                                “

Judy DeSciscio                            “

Dr. Sean Kaufman                       “

                                    Marie Condo (Alt. #1)                 “

Jeanine Pentz (Alt. #2)                 “

Dr. Antonio Pugliese                   “    

Health Officer Ferraioli discussed the on ongoing complaint concerning 648 Passaic Avenue   A NOV was issued after which a warrant was issued.  The warrant was ignored.  President Moscaritolo request REHS Grady e-mail Harvey Fruchter stating the Board feels this a legal matter, therefore, we can no longer handle this matter.   

Health Officer Ferraioli stated prescription cards are available to those who are in need of medications but find it hard to pay.  The cards will be available through the Health Department. 

Commissioners Reports:

None

Liaisons Report: 

Liaison DeLuca was not present at this evenings meeting

Opened meeting to public at 8:29 pm

Closed the meeting to the public at 8:29 pm

A motion was then made by Commissioner Kaufman and seconded by Commissioner DeSciscio to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.

Next scheduled meeting will be December18th at 7:00 p.m.



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