The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 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 ABSENT
Dr. Jerome Forman PRESENT
Trudy Neuhauser PRESENT
Jeanine Pentz PRESENT
Thomas Pugliese PRESENT
Susan Ryan ABSENT
Adina Lee ABSENT
Liaison Scott Klinder, Health Officer Ferraioli and REHS Cardenas were present for this evening’s 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 Neuhauser. All in favor.
The monthly income and expenses for April: Income: $5,697.00 and Expenses $ 935.70.
A motion was made by Commissioner Pentz and seconded by Commissioner Pugliese to approve the finance report and pay the current bills. Motion carried on roll call as follows:
Jeanine Pentz AYE
Trudy Neuhauser AYE
Thomas Pugliese AYE
Carla Gabriel ABSENT
Adina Lee ABSENT
Susan Ryan ABSENT
A discussion was held with regard to registration for the New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association. It was decided to table this for two meetings due to the budget.
With regard to the 2011 budget, Health Officer Ferraioli stated that he, Commissioner Pentz and Commissioner Neuhauser attended a meeting with the Budget Committee. He stated there were no substantial questions. The Health Officer explained to the committee that he added in 2% which would go primarily for the medical services for the contracts that we have for various services. The Health Officer said nothing was heard as far as approval but it seemed favorable.
The Health Officer stated the court case for Michigan Laundromat is scheduled for
Cardenas had requested ½ a vacation day on
next item discussed was the recurring grease trap problems. Health Officer
Ferraioli stated that the problem occurred again on the 26th
of January. The DPW was called out to unblock the sewer line on the
Health Officer stated that the Rabies Clinic had been set up for the 20th
of March from to . He said the Animal Control Officer from
Health Fair has been scheduled for
discussion was held in regard to Elmer Cardenas attending the NJEHA Education
Health Officer Ferraioli stated the Well Records from the DEP are now sent on-line. He forwarded them to the secretary. These records are basically information related to any wells that the DEP has a permit for in the book. Most of the records reviewed were for monitoring wells, no potable wells were noted. The wells are for environmental assessment purposes. The majority of them are on the Merck property.
The Health Officer stated that we received a $10,000.00 grant from the Health Officer’s Association. That money is not per community. He stated that with what we learned from the H1N1 clinics, we need to update the plan for distribution of either vaccine or medication in the event of an emergency. The $10,000.00 will be used for that purpose. He stated he would have meetings with key stakeholders which would include the Boards of Education in both communities because they allow us the use of their facilities. He said he hoped that a whole new updated plan can be developed. The last plan submitted to this Board was in 2007. He said he will update that plan using what was learned on providing the vaccine for the pandemic last year and the year before. President Moscaritolo asked if that could go toward paying for the vaccine and the Health Officer stated that he has to go mainly for communication or the update of the actual Plan.
An item that
was not on the agenda, but the
next item on the agenda is the changeover of Wachovia to Wells Fargo,
which the Health Officer said will affect our account in terms of the
routing number. This would impact our direct deposit for Vitals. The
secretary stated that it was to take effect on
The 1st quarter of our Senior Chronic Illness Grant has been completed and the appropriate papers have been submitted. The money will be taken out of the Grant from the County except for $104.00 which was taken from last year’s budget,
Dr. Forman questioned about a complaint that was received about a pizzeria storing food in a truck. Elmer Cardenas followed up on this complaint and he stated that he could not confirm that food was being stored in the truck. He stated the complainant was more annoyed that the truck was being parked right outside his back door. There was nothing in the truck.
Commissioner Reports: None
The budget is now being reviewed. Some departments will have reductions. There will be a big reduction in the budget for the library.
A grant was received for environmental lighting. They will be putting in motion detectors for the lighting.
There have been a lot of complaints with the DPW and the problems with snow removal. The main problem is people parking on the street. The plows are not able to get through. People are backing their cars into the street and removing the snow from their cars. In the future, cars may have to be removed from the street during a snowstorm. This has been a big issue.
President Moscaritolo questioned the cost of the Humane Society to pick up animals. After a discussion, it was concluded there are no other shelters available to house the picked up animals at this time.
Opened meeting to the public at
Closed meeting to public
A motion was made by Commissioner Neuhauser and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to adjourn the meeting at
scheduled meeting will be
Reviewed for Content and Form:
John J. Ferraioli, H.O.
Board Secretary/Clerk Typist
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