Board of Health Minutes from 1/15/2009
 

Kenilworth Board of Health

 575 Boulevard

Kenilworth, NJ, 07033

(908)-276-2740

                                                               

Minutes of the January 15, 2009

The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 6:41 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                                “

                                    Susan   Ryan                                “

Trudy Neuhauser                         “

Jeanine Pentz                               “

Dr. Antonio Pugliese              ABSENT

                                   

President Moscaritolo welcomed the new members.

                                   

Health Officer Ferraioli was present for this evenings meeting.  Liaison Scott Klinder was present.

A motion was made by Commissioner Forman and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to accept the previous minutes.  All in favor.

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

The monthly income and expenses for December: Income-$239.05 and Expenses-$956.62

A motion was then made by Commissioner Pentz and seconded by Commissioner Ryan 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                             “

                                    Susan   Ryan                              “

                                    Trudy Neuhauser                      “

                                    Jeanine Pentz                            “

Health Officer Ferraioli stated the 2009 Budget hearing scheduled for January 19th has to be changed due to the holiday.  The meeting was set for January 16th at 7:30 pm.

                                                                       

Correspondence: 

 

President Moscaritolo introduced the Resolution from Mayor and Council appointing new Board Members and congratulated the new members on their appointment.

New Business:

President Moscaritolo recognized the former Board Members.  Health Officer Ferraioli suggested a letter of recognition be sent to the former Board Members.

The Contract for CY2009 with Holy Redeemer was introduced by President Moscaritolo.  There was a brief discussion concerning the Contract. Commissioner Forman then made a motion and seconded by Vice President Gabriel to accept the agreement. Motion carried on roll call as follows:

Randy Moscaritolo                 AYE                                                                            Dr. Jerome Forman                   “

Carla Gabriel                             “

                                    Susan   Ryan                              “

                                    Trudy Neuhauser                      “

                                    Jeanine Pentz                            “

 There was a brief discussion concerning the ban on flavored cigarettes with the exception of menthol and clove.  The reason for the ban was the flavored cigarettes were primarily directed towards younger people.  The Health Department is required to enforce NJ Statute 2A.   The fines are $250 - 1st offense, $500 - 2nd offense, & $1000. - 3rd offense.  The Health Department will put this notice on the Kenilworth website to inform the vendors.

The 2009 Health Fair date has been tentatively set for September 26th, 2009. 

There was a brief discussion concerning the way contracts are approved.  Union Township enters into the contract and then bills Kenilworth for their portion of the contract.  Health Officer Ferraioli stated this is the process that has been used previously.  He asked if this was the process that the Board wanted to keep.  It was agreed the procedure would remain the same as in previous years.

Old Business:  

The Mokes case has not been resolved.  REHS Grady will be going to court again due to the fact that he has not cleaned up the garbage around his house.  There were two summonses with fines of $500 and $1000.  The judge stated if the garbage was cleaned up within 10 days the summonses would be cut in half.  Mr. Mokes has not cleaned up.

The 2nd fireproof file cabinet was ordered but has not been delivered as yet.

Commissioners Report:  

None

Liaisons Report: 

None

Opened meeting to the public at 7:24

Closed meeting to public 7:24

There was a brief discussion about the x-ray analyzer which was mentioned in Health Officer Ferraioli’s monthly report.  Commissioner Forman inquired as to what this analyzer was used for.  Health Officer Ferraioli stated it was used to analyze lead content.

Commissioner Pentz inquired as to the illegal dog selling situation.  Health Officer Ferraioli stated the Health Department was not getting involved as it would be an acknowledgement of a legal business.  He stated that this is a zoning law situation.

Health Officer Ferraioli requested the Board go into closed session.  Commissioner Neuhauser made a motion and Commissioner Forman seconded to close the meeting and go into closed session at 7:29 p.m.  All in favor.  The regular meeting was re-opened at 7:38 p.m.

A motion was then made by Vice President Gabriel and seconded by Commissioner Ryan to adjourn the meeting at 7:39 p.m.

Next scheduled meeting will be February 19th at 7:00 p.m.



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