Board of Health Minutes from 5/21/2009

Kenilworth Board of Health

575 Boulevard

Kenilworth, NJ, 07033



Minutes of the May 21, 2009

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

����������������������������������� Susan�� Ryan��������������� ���������� ������

Trudy Neuhauser����������������� � ������

Jeanine Pentz������������� ����������� PRESENT

Dr. Antonio Pugliese������������� ABSENT

Adina Lee������������������������������ PRESENT


Health Officer Ferraioli was present for this evenings meeting.� Commissioner Adina Lee arrived at 7:25 pm.

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

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

The monthly income and expenses for April: Income-$871.50 and Expenses-$1,108.99

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

����������������������������������� Randy Moscaritolo�������� ������� AYE��������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������� ����������� Dr. Jerome Forman �������������������

����������������������������������� Jeanine Pentz������������������������� � �

����������������������������������� Adina Lee������������������������������ � �

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New Business:

PHPF: Balance for Health Educator. Health Officer Ferraioli stated the Health Dept. received $1,580.00 for the full year.� The monies will be used for payment to Visiting Nurses Service for health education.�

A motion was then made by Commissioner Lee and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to approve using the monies to pay for the VHS.� Motion carried on roll call as follows:

����������������������������������� Randy Moscaritolo�������� ������� AYE��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������� Dr. Jerome Forman������������������ �

����������������������������������� Jeanine Pentz������������������������� � �

����������������������������������� Adina Lee������������������������������ � �

Novel A/H1N1 Flu Strain was briefly discussed.� No deaths have been reported in New Jersey.�� The total number of cases nation wide 5,764 with 9 deaths from underlying causes.�� Health Officer Ferraioli then stated the precautions used to avoid the flu.�� As far as school closing there has been no school closings.� There is supposed to be a vaccine by October which will be a separate shot. �There have been suspected cases in Union County but not have turned out to be the Swine Flu.� �

The Health Department received a report from the DEP concerning the Shell Service Station ground water.� We have reached out to the Shell Corporation.� We have not heard back from them.

The DEP will be putting a monitoring device in the A & P and Kenilworth Inn to monitor whether the ground water is affected in these areas.

Old Business: �

The Municipal Rabies Clinic was discussed.� Health Officer Ferraioli stated he has found a veterinarian, Dr. Markowitz and his vet. technician.� The cost of the vet will be $75. an hour and the tech $25. an hour.� The Board agreed date of the clinic will be October 4th from 10 am to 1 pm.� We have reached out to Associated Humane Society.� They have not responded.� Health Officer Ferraioli stated he would ask the Animal Control Officer from Union if they would assist.� The cost for the ACO would be $15 an hour.

Health Officer Ferraioli discussed the Lead Grant.� New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has state money for the equipment (x-ray analyzer) needed to test for lead in and around homes.� Kenilworth is eligible and would share the equipment with Union.� Our request has been granted by NJ Dept. of Community Affairs.

The Health Fair Committee Meeting schedule was discussed. The Committee Members are Dr. Pugliese, Jeanine Pentz, and Dr. Forman.� There was no decision as to the scheduling of the meeting.� REHS Grady will e-mail everyone with the date.

Commissioners Report:


Liaisons Report:�


Opened meeting to the public at 7:30 p.m.

Closed meeting to public 7:30 p.m.

A motion was made by Commissioner Pentz and seconded by Commissioner Lee to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Next scheduled meeting will be June 25th at 7:00 p.m.

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