Board of Health Minutes from 1/20/2011
 

Kenilworth Board of Health

 575 Boulevard

Kenilworth, NJ, 07033

(908)-276-2740

Minutes of the January 20, 2011

The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 6:49 P.M. 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               ABSENT             

Jeanine Pentz                      PRESENT

Thomas Pugliese                ABSENT

Adina Lee                              ABSENT

Health Officer Ferraioli & REHS Cardenas were present for this evenings meeting.  Liaison Scott Klinder arrived at 6:53 P.M.

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

The monthly reports were discussed, approved and carried on motion by Vice President Gabriel and seconded by Commissioner Pentz.  All in favor.

President Moscaritolo questioned how much the Associated Humane Society was paid. The secretary stated that she passes the bill onto the Borough for payment.   President Moscaritolo requested a copy of the bill for the next meeting.

Trudy Neuhauser arrived at 6:52 P.M.  She thanked the Board Members for the condolence basket she received.

The monthly income and expenses for December: Income:  $1161.00 and Expenses:  $986.70.

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

Randy Moscaritolo               AYE               

Carla Gabriel                       AYE                               

Dr. Forman                            AYE               

Jeanine Pentz              AYE               

Trudy Neuhauser                AYE                     

                                                                       

Correspondence: 

None

Old Business:

The Health Officer stated that the 2011 operating budget had been submitted.  He said it was discussed with Dr. Forman and a 2% increase was decided in the areas where there may be some difficulty. The Health Officer is meeting with the Borough Finance Committee on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7:00 P.M.   Since Dr. Forman would not be able to attend the meeting it was decided that Commissioner Pentz and Commissioner Neuhauser would attend with Health Officer Ferraioli.  The Health Officer stated that the essence of the budget is the contracts.  Otherwise the budget has remained the same as last year except for the 2% increase.

The next item on the agenda was the publishing of the 2011 meeting dates which were

published in the Cranford Chronicle the 31st day of December 2010.

Dr. Forman questioned whether a date for the 2011 Health Fair could be set due to his schedule.  After a discussion, it was decided that Saturday, September 24, 2011 is the tentative date for the Health Fair.

Next, was the acknowledgement of Karen Kizelevich, as the Registrar and Elmer Cardenas as the Deputy Registrar. It was noted this is pending both of them obtaining the Certified Municipal Registrar’s credentials.

The Health Officer stated that the court case with Mr. Paparatto, in regard to the septic violations, was held on January 11, 2011.   There were 4 summonses issued. The key witness was not able to attend.  Since the Health Officer could not testify to the evidence of two of the summonses it was decided to settle on two of the four summonses issued. The settlement offered, after speaking to the prosecutor, was a guilty plea on the two remaining summonses. The first one was for one septic system for both houses on the property and the other was for the fact that Mr. Paparatto failed to notify the Health Department when the septic system malfunctioned. Each summons carried a fine of $500 plus court costs.    The other conditions agreed to were that Mr. Paparatto notify us within, 30 days of the court date, of a plan on his closing of the septic system.  Also since he has already filed with Roselle Park to connect to their sewer system for the new housing he is to build, he has 48 hours to notify us of that approval once he receives it.

New Business:

Mr. Ferraioli stated that we have lost a total amount of $28,000 provided by the State to both Union and Kenilworth in Public Health Priority Funding.  This money was used for health education or whatever else the need would be.   Because of the loss of this funding there may be in a deficit and that is one of the reasons the 2% increase was put into the budget.   Depending on the outcome of the budget meeting, services may need to be cut.    If we do not receive 2% increase, services may need to be cut more.   Dr.  Forman questioned if we are required to provide these services. Health Officer Ferraioli stated that we have to provide these services but the level of services provided is not stated. Kenilworth lost approximately $1700-$1800.  This is usually used for Health Education.  The cost for that this past year was $1750.00.    If cuts need to be made the hourly rate could not be changed but the number of sessions would have to be.   The Health Officer stated that one of the items we do provide is nutrition, if need be, we will make a cut there and not in health education.   He said we can supply education on nutrition.  If cuts are needed the Health Officer will inform the Board at the next meeting.

The 2011 with Union, 2011 Contract with Holy Redeemer, 2010 Agreement with Elizabeth STD Clinic, the CHC Agreement, and the UMDNJ Lattimore TB Agreement were discussed.  The budget was discussed in regard to these contracts.  A motion was made by Vice President Gabriel and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to approve contracts contingent upon the budget being approved in an amount that each contract has sufficient funds in order to execute the contract, and if there are not sufficient funds, give the authority to the Health Officer to amend the contract funding as needed and discuss it at the next meeting.  Motion carried on a roll call as follows:

Randy Moscaritolo               AYE               

Carla Gabriel                       AYE                               

Dr. Forman                            AYE    

Jeanine Pentz                        AYE               

Trudy Neuhauser                AYE

The next item discussed was a complaint received regarding garbage lining the side of Bella Palermo.  Elmer Cardenas stated that there were 28 bags of garbage that were not picked up.  He spoke to the owner and told him they needed to be picked up the following day.   Elmer requested a receipt that the garbage had been removed by a waste removal service along with a copy of a contract between Bella Palermo and a waste removal service.  Both were received.

Numerous complaints were received in regard to the Michigan Avenue Laundromat in regard to no soap or towels in the restroom.   Upon inspection Elmer Cardenas found there were none and spoke to the manager.  He also spoke to the manager in regard to a bar of soap and a hand towel by a sink near the machines which he noted..  Upon re-inspection, nothing had changed.  Mr. Cardenas then issued a summons.

Commissioners Report: 

None

Liaisons Report:    The budget is being worked on.

Opened meeting to the public at 7:42 p.m.

Closed meeting to public 7:42 p.m.

A motion was made by Vice President Gabriel and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 p.m.

Next scheduled meeting will be February 10 at 7:00 P.M.

Reviewed for Content and Form:

John J. Ferraioli, H.O.

Director/Health Officer

Submitted by:

Karen Kizelevich

Board Secretary/Clerk Typist



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