Board of Health Minutes from 9/16/2010
 

Kenilworth Board of Health

 575 Boulevard

Kenilworth, NJ, 07033

(908)-276-2740

                                                               

Minutes of the September 16th Meeting

The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 7:15 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                                                                               Carla Gabriel            PRESENT
Dr. Jerome Forman    PRESENT
Trudy Neuhauser      PRESENT 
Jeanine Pentz          PRESENT
T
homas Pugliese      ABSENT
S
usan   Ryan          PRESENT
Adina Lee               PRESENT

Liaison Scott Klinder, Health Officer Ferraioli and REHS Weinberg were present for this evenings meeting. 

A motion was made by Commissioner Neuhauser 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 Pentz and seconded by Commissioner Gabriel.  All in favor.

The monthly income and expenses for August: Income-$286.50 and Expenses-$4482.53

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

Randy Moscaritolo                  AYE
Carla Gabriel                          AYE
Dr. Jerome Forman                 AYE 

Jeanine Pentz                        AYE
Trudy Neuhauser                   AYE
Adina Lee                             AYE
Thomas Pugliese                    AYE  

Correspondence: 

None 

New Business:

After a Board discussion following the Health Officers report of the County’s grant short fall for the Senior Citizens Chronic Illness Program the Health Officer suggested that the reimbursement to the Borough H1N1 Program funds be used to cover this short fall a motions was made as follows:

A motion was made by Commissioner Pugliese and seconded by Commissioner Forman to request  the Mayor and Council return H1N1 funding, in the amount of $486.00, to cover the cost of the contract with the VNA for the Senior Citizens Chronic Illness Program.  It was decided to do this by resolution.

Motion carried on a roll call as follows:

Randy Moscaritolo                    AYE
Carla Gabriel                            AYE
Dr. Jerome Forman                    AYE

Jeanine Pentz                          AYE
Trudy Neuhauser                      AYE
Adina Lee                               AYE
Thomas Pugliese                      AYE

A motion was made by Commissioner Pentz and seconded by Commissioner Gabriel, (contingent upon the amount of funds from the county) to accept the funds from the county for the Senior Citizens Chronic Illness program.

Motion carried on a roll call as follows:                     

Randy Moscaritolo                     AYE
Carla Gabriel                             AYE
Dr. Jerome Forman                    AYE

Jeanine Pentz                           AYE
Trudy Neuhauser                       AYE
Adina Lee                                AYE

Thomas Pugliese                       AYE

A motion was made by Commissioner Pentz and seconded by Commissioner Neuhauser to enter into the agreement with Holy Redeemer Visiting Nurse Service to provide services for the Senior Citizens Chronic Illness Program, contingent upon the Borough returning the H1N1 reimbursement funds to the Health Department.

Motion carried on a roll call as follows:

Randy Moscaritolo                     AYE
Carla Gabriel                             AYE
Dr. Jerome Forman                    AYE
Jeanine Pentz                           AYE
Trudy Neuhauser                       AYE
Adina Lee                                 AYE

Thomas Pugliese                       AYE

A discussion was held in regard to an Ordinance Change for Food Establishments. With the change, Food Establishments would be assessed a fee based upon their Risk Categories, which are defined by the State pursuant to NJAC 8:25 et seq.  Licenses would then be issued based on the new risk categories.   It was decided that a corrected version of the ordinance would be brought back to the next meeting with the fee changes by risk categories.

 A Motion was made by Commissioner Pentz and seconded by Commissioner Pugliese to introduce the amended Fee Ordinance for first reading.   It was unanimous. Commissioner Moscaritolo abstained.  A first reading vote will be held at the next meeting.

The Health Officer informed the Board that the new AM Radio Station is in place and has been tested.  He advised that an FCC license has been issued and is good for 10 years. The call numbers are WQMK345.  Notification was received that the road signs are almost complete.  They say “Health and Emergency Information, Tune to 1620AM” This station can transmit up to 5 miles, therefore anyone with a radio will be able to hear the information.  The public must be informed of the fact that we now have this station available.

Recognition of the appointment of Karen Kizelevich to the clerk typist position was made.  The state will be notified that she will be appointed as the Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistic.  That will allow her to register for the Certified Registrar’s Course which she must complete. A Resolution to appoint Karen Kizelevich as the Deputy Registrar was introduced. A motion was made by Commissioner Pugliese and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to accept the Resolution.  Motion to accept this resolution carried on roll call as follows:

Randy Moscaritolo                    AYE
Carla Gabriel                            AYE
Dr. Jerome Forman                    AYE

Jeanine Pentz                          AYE

Trudy Neuhauser                      AYE

Adina Lee                                AYE

Thomas Pugliese                       AYE

Adina Lee left at 8:00 p.m.

The Health Officer announced that the Flu Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, 2010.  It will be operating from 9 am until 12 pm.   Anyone with a Medicare Part B Card will be charged to Medicare Part B.  Anyone without that card will be charged a $10.00 fee.   The $10.00 charge is to pay for VaxCare who is supplying us with everything we need except for the nurses.   The nurses will be provided from Holy Redeemer and the Atlantic Health Care Home Health System.  The possibly of an additional date for the flu program was discussed, to be held in the evening or on a weekend.  This will be scheduled for some time in October.

Notable Activities:

Jessica Weinberg discussed Lin’s Restaurant. The owner was advised of the of HACCP plan that was needed for review.  He said it would be no problem.  However, he installed a sushi bar and was serving raw fish before doing this.   On instructions from the Health Office Jessica went over and issued 11 summonses and closed the business down.  At court he pled guilty, paid the fine and agreed that he would have the appropriate HACCP plans in place. This was done.  Upon the first operational inspection, Jessica found a very serious roach infestation.   Upon next inspection, everything was in place and there were no signs of any roaches. A license to operate was issued.

There are two new proposed businesses on the same block and lot.  A letter was sent to the owner with regard to the roach infestation at Lin’s and requested an extermination report for the places of these two new adjacent businesses. This extermination report has not been received to date. The perspectives owners of the new businesses are submitting plans but the Health Officer has requested Jessica hold off until she receives the report.

In regard to the dangerous dog charges, 3 summonses were issued to Mr. Mamola.  His dog was involved in a bite.  Jessica sent him a Notice of Quarantine, inspected the owner home, and felt it was okay to quarantine the dog in the house.    The dog was cleared by vet.   Jessica then received a fax that same dog had bitten another person during the quarantine period.  This is due to go to Court on October 18, 2010.

 The Health Officer advised the Board that grant fees are available to send Jessica for a Lead Poisoning Investigator Course at UMDNJ in Piscataway but the Borough would have to add about $80. to cover the cost.  He suggested that it come from the H1N1 reimbursement monies. A motion was made by Commissioner Gabriel and seconded by Commissioner Neuhauser to send Jessica Weinberg to this lead Poisoning Investigator Course at UMDNJ in Piscataway. Motion was carried on a roll call as follows:

           

Randy Moscaritolo                    AYE
Carla Gabriel                            AYE
Dr. Jerome Forman                    AYE

Jeanine Pentz                          AYE

Trudy Neuhauser                      AYE

Adina Lee                                ABSENT

Thomas Pugliese                       AYE

The Health Officer advised the Board of a malfunctioning cesspool in the borough.  The cesspool backed up into one of two one family homes connected to it. The owner of the property dug a trench to allow overflow to discharge on the ground into the backyard.  Jessica was instructed to issue a Notice of Violation to the owner and post it on the House. Health Officer advised that under the law the cesspool is now considered a holding tank which will require frequent pumping but the owner only has 180 days to correct the problem.  If he doesn’t comply with this we will go to court and get injunctive action against him to close the property down.

 We have received complaints about rats on Brasser Lane.  We have plans to get an exterminator for the brook that runs along those properties.

Commissioners Report:

None

Liaisons Report:

On Sunday, April 16, 2010 there is a run which begins at 10:00 a.m.

The Street Fair is October 24, 2010.

Commissioner Gabriel stated that she went into Ralph’s Italian Ice and saw roaches crawling on the counter. Jessica was asked by the Health Officer to investigate this complaint.

Jessica reported that the last incident which was reported involving bed bugs was in the five family by the fire station.  This is a problem and needs to be checked out.  The Kenilworth Inn has their bed bug problem under control.

Opened meeting to the public at 8:30 p.m.

Closed meeting to public 8:31 p.m.

A motion was made by Commissioner Neuhauser and seconded by Commissioner Gabriel to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m.

Next scheduled meeting will be on October 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Reviewed for Content and Form:

John J. Ferraioli , H.O.

Director/Health Officer

Submitted by :

Mrs.  Karen Kizelevich

Board Secretary/Clerk Typist



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