Board of Health Minutes from 2/23/2011
 

Kenilworth Board of Health

575 Boulevard

Kenilworth, NJ, 07033

(908)-276-2740

                                               

Minutes of February 23, 2012

The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 7:00 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                PRESENT

Jeanine Pentz                      PRESENT

Nancy Lamoreaux               PRESENT

Adina Lee                              PRESENT

                                

                                  

Liaison Scott Klinder, Health Officer Gapas and REHS Elmer 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 Vice President Gabriel and seconded by Commissioner Neuhauser.  All in favor.

The monthly income and expenses for January:  Income:    $6,168.00

 Expenses:    $1,038.16

A motion was 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                                       
Dr.
Jerome Forman             AYE           

Jeanine Pentz                      AYE          

Trudy Neuhauser                    AYE

Nancy Lamoreaux                 AYE

Carla Gabriel                            AYE                           

Adina Lee                                  AYE

                       

Correspondence:  None

Old Business:

The Final Health Fair Account Balance was reviewed and discussed.  Dr. Forman stated that based on the final balance there would be no need for donations for the 2012 Health Fair.

New Business:

The REHS discussed a proposed food facility, Mi Amore.  The REHS said the application was withdrawn because the cost to bring the location up to code was too high. 

In regard to JQ Modern Taste, the REHS stated that it is a Risk Type 4 food establishment with a sushi operation.  The preoperational inspection was completed with a satisfactory rating.

The REHS then discussed the Southside Café located at 219 Market Street which is replacing Lily’s Diner.   He stated the first set of plans was rejected due to lack of information.

I Love Bagels had a change of ownership. Health Officer Marconi performed the preoperational inspection and they were given a satisfactory rating.

The Health Officer then discussed the REHS/Registrar Office Coverage.  He stated that during the time when Registrar and Deputy Registrar were not in due to an emergency situation, there was a need to shift the Registrar coverage to Union for the week.   He stated a question came up of coverage if the Deputy Registrar was away.   The Health Officer stated he wanted to make the Board aware that when the Deputy Registrar is away, Registrar services will be discontinued at 1:00 p.m.  It was decided to go into close session to discuss this matter further.

The next item discussed was the costs and approval of three contracts.   A motion was made by Commissioner Pentz and seconded by Commissioner Lee to accept the UMDNJ Lattimore TB Contract.  Motion carried on a roll call as follows:

Randy Moscaritolo              AYE                                                                            Dr. Jerome Forman                   AYE           

 Jeanine Pentz                      AYE          

Trudy Neuhauser                    AYE

 Nancy Lamoreaux                 AYE

Carla Gabriel                            AYE                           

Adina Lee                                  AYE

A motion was made by Commissioner Neuhauser and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to accept the STD Contract with Elizabeth.   Motion carried on a roll call as follows:

Randy Moscaritolo              AYE                                                                            Dr. Jerome Forman                   AYE           

Jeanine Pentz                      AYE          

 Trudy Neuhauser                    AYE

Nancy Lamoreaux                 AYE

Carla Gabriel                            AYE                           

Adina Lee                                  AYE

A motion was then made by Commissioner Neuhauser and seconded by Commissioner Lamoreaux to accept the 2012 Holy Redeemer Contract Agreement.  Motion carried on a roll call as follows:

Randy Moscaritolo              AYE                                       
Dr.
Jerome Forman             AYE           

Jeanine Pentz                      AYE          

Trudy Neuhauser                    AYE

Nancy Lamoreaux                 AYE

Carla Gabriel                            AYE                           

Adina Lee                                  AYE

The New Ordinance regarding massage parlors was then discussed.  The President stated that this is a Borough Ordinance that needs compliance from the Health Department.   He stated the only involvement the Health Department has is that they need permission from the Health Department to run the business and that it must be inspected on a yearly basis or as needed after the initial inspection.  The secretary questioned if they needed to be licensed and what fee would be charged.   The President stated that the Board of Health would need to set a fee for this type of business.    The Health Officer stated he would check into fees other towns charge for this type of business.

The Health Fair Contest was then discussed.   The REHS stated that in the past, letters for the contest would be sent out in May or June and at that time, it is too close to the end of school with exams, etc., which resulted in low or no participation.   The REHS questioned whether the letters should be sent out earlier.    The President then instructed the REHS to send the letters out on the 15th of March with a return date of May 15.  Commissioner Forman then questioned whether a date for the Health Fair was set, and it has not.  

In regard to the 2012 Rabies Clinic, the REHS discussed the numerous calls received in regard to the clinic.  He stated he felt there would be a good turn out.  He stated the volunteer was contacted to help out.   Commissioner Pentz stated she would not be able to attend.  Commissioner Lamoreaux volunteered, along with Liaison Klinder.  The secretary then explained about a new reporting system in town.  She stated she would ensure that the information for the Rabies Clinic was put on it.  After a discussion it was decided to have the Animal Control Officer attend the Rabies Clinic.

The Public Employee’s Occupation safety and Health Program and the need for a designated inspector for air quality standards was discussed.  The president explained to the board the Borough needs someone certified in PEOSH to provide building inspections.   The Heath Officer stated that the people that do this type of work are either HVAC Specialists or Industrial Hygienists.  After further discussion, it was decided that this would best be done by the Borough Engineer.  The Health Officer stated that the Engineering Department in Union handles this and the President said that this is also done by the Engineering Department in Elizabeth.  The Health Officer will send a letter to the Borough Clerk in regard to this.

Commissioner Report:

Dr. Forman felt that the Health Fair Date should be set.   The Board agreed and set a tentative date for September 29, 2012.   The community calendar will be checked.

Council Liaison’s Report:

Council Liaison Klinder first reported on the Merck reduction of taxes and the effect on the Borough.

Liaison Klinder then spoke about a Cupcake Contest being held at the Recreation Center.

He then spoke about a Soup event being held at the Senior Center in which you can sample many different soups.  This is being sponsored by the Historical Society.

And the final item discussed was the Relay for Life which is scheduled for the first weekend in June from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.

Opened meeting to the public at 7:59 p.m.

Closed meeting to public 7:59 p.m.

A motion was made by Commissioner Neuhauser and seconded by Commissioner Pentz to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 p.m.

Next scheduled meeting will be March 8, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.

Reviewed for Content and Form:

Marconi Gapas, H.O.

Health Officer

Submitted by:

Karen Kizelevich

Board Secretary/Clerk Typist



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