Board of Health Minutes from 10/20/2011
 

Kenilworth Board of Health

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Kenilworth, NJ  07033

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Minutes of October 20, 2011 Meeting

The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 7:10 p.m. by President

Randy Moscaritolo who announced that the meeting was being held in conformance with the Open Public Meeting Act.  The Sunshine Law was read.

On roll call the following members responded as follows:

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                  Present                                                           

                                    Carla Gabriel                           Present

                                    Dr. Forman                             Present

                                    Trudy Neuhauser                    Present

                                    Jeanine Pentz                         Present

                                    Adina Lee                                Present

                                   Nancy Lamoreaux                  Present

                                               

Liaison Scott Klinder, Health Officer Ferraioli and REHS Cardenas and Union Township Assistant Health Officer Marconi Gapas were present for this evening’s meeting.

A motion was made by Vice President Gabriel and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to accept the regular minutes of the June 2011 meeting.   All in favor.

The monthly reports were discussed, approved and carried on motion by Commissioner Pentz and seconded by Commissioner Neuhauser.

The Monthly income and expenses for October:  Income:  $2,516.00 and Expenses:  $8,196.56

A motion was made by Commissioner Gabriel and seconded by Commissioner Pentz 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

                                    Trudy Neuhauser                                Aye     

                                    Jeanine Pentz                                     Aye                             

                                    Adina Lee                                            Aye

                                    Nancy Lamoreaux                             Aye

The Health Fair Account Signature Authorization Change was then discussed.   Since Health Officer Ferraioli is retiring, it was decided to authorize Marconi Gapas, the incoming Health Officer and Board President Randy Moscaritolo to sign future Health Fair Account checks.

A motion was made Vice President Gabriel and seconded by Commissioner Gabriel to authorize incoming Health Officer Gapas and Board President Moscaritolo to sign future Health Fair checks.  Motion carried as follows:

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                              Abstain                                                                                    Carla Gabriel                                       Aye                 

                                    Dr. Forman                                         Aye

                                    Trudy Neuhauser                                Aye     

                                    Jeanine Pentz                                     Aye                             

                                    Adina Lee                                            Aye

                                    Nancy Lamoreaux                             Aye

                                   

Correspondence:

President Moscaritolo discussed the Retirement Memo from Health Officer John Ferraioli.   The Health Officer stated he would be finished working by the end of the month and that Marconi Gapas would be taking over for the November and December 2011 meetings.  A motion was made by Commissioner Neuhauser and Commissioner Forman to accept Marconi Gapas as the succeeding Health Officer due to Mr. Ferraioli’s retirement. 

Motion carried as follows:

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                              Aye                                                                                          Carla Gabriel                                       Aye                 

                                    Dr. Forman                                         Aye

                                    Trudy Neuhauser                                Aye     

                                    Jeanine Pentz                                     Aye                             

                                    Adina Lee                                            Aye

                                    Nancy Lamoreaux                             Aye

The President extended his congratulations to Mr. Gapas.

The next item of correspondence discussed was a letter written by the Health Officer to Union County Golf Properties.  The letter was generated because the County was installing a temporary club house which has a kitchen.  No plans were submitted for the Health Department’s review.  The Health Officer stated that he was under the impression that the trailers were set up without any approval.    He said that subsequently, he learned the County had contracted with Kemper Sports to do all of the construction work.   He said that plans were received for the trailer and the learning center.  He said plans have not yet been received for the new club house because they don’t anticipate working inside until January. The learning center which will be an interim club house will also have a food operation and the plans are being reviewed now.  A temporary trailer has been approved; the REHS has made an inspection and rated it satisfactory.  

The last item of correspondence discussed was the Letter from the Blood Center of New Jersey.  The REHS discussed the letter which stated the amount of donations received.  He stated the Blood Center was happy with the results and would like to work with us in the future.  Commissioner Neuhauser said she received a negative comment as to the Blood Center trailer, which had kept the motor running.  She said the people waiting to give blood were sitting in front of the trailers and inhaling the fumes.   Another complaint she was received was that they did not want allow the people who gave blood to eat. The Health Officer stated that they usually give people who donate blood something afterwards.   Commissioner Neuhauser stated that they were not.

OLD BUSINESS:

The first item of old business discussed was the Other Side of Town Deli.   The REHS stated that the preoperational inspection was good.  They were given a satisfactory rating and are open for business.

The Health Officer then informed the Board that the Department is now working with another new business which is the former Apples.  He stated it is now going to be called 10th Street Live.   He said they are opening a kitchen and there was problem with their plans.  However at this time, everything seems to be good, except for a pizza oven that is not properly ventilated and that information was brought into the office today.  He said that once that information is deemed adequate a preoperational inspection can be done.  The bar should be opening in November and the kitchen in December.

The Health Fair results were discussed by the REHS.  He stated there were 201 registered attendees.   128 individuals received the flu shots,   24 Individuals were seen at the ear and eye mobile, 36 donations were received at the blood center of  NJ mobile and 109 individuals had blood work done.

The Health Fair expenditures were then discussed by the Health Officer who stated the beginning balance was $18,426.84.   After expenditures, there was an ending balance of $17,290.72.    He stated, however, the lab bill for the blood work is outstanding as well as donations for St. Theresa’s and the volunteer group. Dr. Forman questioned whether the $325.00 that was withdrawn for change was included in the $843.94 deposit.   The Health Office informed him that it was.   Dr. Forman then questioned what the rest of the deposit was for and the Health Officer stated it was money collected for the blood work.  Dr. Forman requested that the deposit be line itemed. 

Dr. Forman then stated he would like to thank everyone who helped out and volunteered at the Health Fair. He commented on how incredible everyone was that helped and the great job done by REHS Cardenas, especially since it was his first Health Fair.   He also commented on the wonderful volunteers obtained by Mr. Cardenas.  Dr. Forman then questioned since no donations were solicited this year, when would solicitations be needed again?   A discussion was then held in regard to this.

Dr. Forman stated he would like to give a donation to the volunteer group who helped out.   After a discussion was held, it was decided to donate $300.00 to the MLM International Foundation.

A motion was made by Commissioner Lamoreaux to donate $300 to the MLM International Foundation.  This was seconded by Vice President Carla Gabriel.

Motion carried as follows: 

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                              Aye                                                                                          Carla Gabriel                                       Aye                 

                                    Dr. Forman                                         Aye

                                    Trudy Neuhauser                                Aye     

                                    Jeanine Pentz                                     Aye                             

                                    Adina Lee                                            Aye

                                    Nancy Lamoreaux                             Aye

The next discussion held was in regard to the amount to be donated to St. Theresa’s Church for all of their help and donations at the Health Fair.   After a discussion it was decided to donate $1000.00 to St. Theresa’s Church.

A motion to donate $1000.00 to St. Theresa’s Church was made by Commissioner Neuhauser and seconded by Commissioner Lee

Motion carried as follows:

                                   

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                              Aye                                                                                          Carla Gabriel                                       Aye                 

                                    Dr. Forman                                         Aye

                                    Trudy Neuhauser                                Aye     

                                    Jeanine Pentz                                     Aye                             

                                    Adina Lee                                            Aye

                                    Nancy Lamoreaux                             Aye

The Health Officer discussed the Literature/POD Plan Update.  He stated this was done with a grant received from the New Jersey Health Officer’s Association.       He said it is the Point of Distribution Plan for either mass inoculations or medications and that it is based upon POD for flu clinics. It is also subject to further update; and is always a work in progress.  He stated the basics are there and if needed on a moment’s notice, it could be done.  He continued that once the Board approves the plan it can then be distributed to the community.  REHS Cardenas will ensure that each Board Member will be given a chance to review the plan.   It was decided to the table the acceptance of this until the next meeting so that the Board members could review it first.

New Business:

The Health Officer then spoke about a West Nile Virus Case that was confirmed in Kenilworth.

He stated that it is not really considered confirmed until the CDC confirms it but that it is a probable case.  He stated that the Mosquito Commission did do mosquito pools sampling in the area and found nothing in the mosquito pools to indicate West Nile Virus.   He stated this could have come from travel, not necessarily from Kenilworth

The approval of the 37th Year CDBG increase – Budget modification was discussed next.  The Health Officer informed the Board that in the past the Community Block Grant from the County needed to be increased by $104.00 because the cost of providing nursing services through Holy Redeemer was more than what the County gave us.  He stated that he was anticipating the same this year.   He said he did not know what the amount would be but that we would have to keep in this in mind in preparation of the 2012, budget negotiations.

A discussion was then held in regard to upcoming budget negotiations.

The Health Office informed the Board about the pending CDBG Contract with Holy Redeemer.   When the Notice of Grant Award from the County is received, the contract will need to be signed but this cannot be done until we know the amount we are getting from the County.   He said we may have to take something out of this year’s budget, as we did last year, and encumber that to cover the difference.  It was decided to table this until we receive the Notice of Grant Award from the County.

The Health Officer then explained about the NJHOA Grant received, which enabled Union to purchase radios.  One of the radios is designated for Kenilworth’s REHS.  The radio was given to him with a backup battery, recharger and a car charger as well.   This will enable him to communicate with first responders.

The REHS then spoke about his emergency response report in regard to Hurricane Irene.   He stated that he had visited 44 retail establishments, of which he was able to make contact with 19. He stated he left door tags on 25 establishments and then on Tuesday he determined 13 of the establishments visited did not have power outages.  31 establishments reported power outages, 20 had food loss, and 2 used generators to power freezers and refrigeration units, 2 packed units with ice, 7 stored perishables in freezers, and 2 reported some flooding but no food damage.   He said there was no notification of food loss from school cafeterias.  One day care had a power outage but did not serve food, 1 day care reported a power outage and some food loss and another reported no power outages.

The Health officer then discussed overtime approval for the REHS for time worked during Hurricane Irene and the Fireman’s Carnival.  After a discussion it was decided to give the REHS 10 hours compensatory time for the hours worked.

A motion was made by Vice President Gabriel to award REHS Cardenas 10 hours compensatory time for the overtime hours worked at the Fireman’s Carnival and Hurricane Irene, and seconded by Commissioner Pentz.

Motion carried as follows:

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                              Aye                                                                                          Carla Gabriel                                       Aye                 

                                    Dr. Forman                                         Aye

                                    Trudy Neuhauser                                Aye     

                                    Jeanine Pentz                                     Aye                             

                                    Adina Lee                                            Aye

                                    Nancy Lamoreaux                             Aye

The REHS then discussed the Court Results for Fuji Foods.   He stated that the sushi bar at the A &P was taken over by a new company.   A preoperational inspection was set up.  When the Inspector went to do the inspection, he stated he was not able to conduct it because the operation was not fully set up and proposed equipment was missing.   The following day the inspector was instructed by the Health Officer to go back and he found them selling sushi.   The sushi was not prepared on the premises but was brought in from a different store.  Since Fuji Foods was not given a satisfactory rating or a license, the food was embargoed and six different summonses were issued.   The preoperational inspection was rescheduled which resulted in a satisfactory rating and the license being issued.  During Court proceedings on October 4, the settlement made with the prosecutor was a guilty plea for two of the six charges and the remaining 4 were dropped.  Fines with court fees totaled $250.00.

The rabies clinic will be held on November 6, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.   Press releases have been sent out.  It has been posted on all 3 Kenilworth television channels.  The Health Officer stated that in the past Animal Control Officers from Union were used.  He said they were paid $15.00 an hour. 

A motion was made by Commissioner Lee to have the ACO from Union cover the two hour Rabies clinic on November 6, 2011 and it was seconded by Commissioner Pentz.

Motion carried as follows:

                                   

                                    Randy Moscaritolo                              Aye                                                                                          Carla Gabriel                                       Aye                 

                                    Dr. Forman                                         Aye

                                    Trudy Neuhauser                                Aye     

                                    Jeanine Pentz                                     Aye                             

                                    Adina Lee                                            Aye

                                    Nancy Lamoreaux                             Aye

Commissioner’s Reports:  None

Vice President Gabriel brought up the fact that there are 4 coyotes on the Galloping Hill Golf Course.   She stated that the golf course is aware of them and they tell people not to leave any food or drinks out there.    She questioned whether anything has been done about this.   The Health Officer stated that he is aware of coyote sightings in Union.  He stated there is not much that can be done about it but that people must be made aware to keep very small children and animals inside when they are seen.

Council Liaisons’ Reports: 

Council Liaison Scott Klinder reported that the Street fair will be held on Sunday,              October 23, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Opened Meeting to Public:  8:40 p.m.

Closed Meeting to Public:  8:40 p.m.       

A motion was made by Commissioner Neuhauser and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.

Next scheduled meeting will be November 17, 2011 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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