Board of Health Minutes from 4/21/2005

Kenilworth Board of Health

 575 Boulevard

Kenilworth, NJ, 07033


Minutes of the April 21, 2005


The regular meeting of the Board of Health was called to order at 7:02pm. by President DeSciscio 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:

                                    Dr. Rocco Moscaritolo            AYE

                                    Susan Kotch                               ::

                                    Dr. Jerome Forman                    ::

                                    Marie Condo (Alt.#1)                ::

                                    Patricia Kotch                            ::

                                    Judy DeSciscio                          ::

                                      Dianne Coraggio                     ABSENT

                                    Carla Gabriel                               ::


Health Officer Ferraioli, Registered Environmental Health Specialist Buttell were present for this evenings meeting.   Liaison Galasso was absent.

A motion was made by Commissioner S. Kotch and seconded by Vice President P. Kotch to accept the previous minutes.  All in favor.

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

The monthly income and expenses for March 2005: Income-$6,523.00 and Expenses-$2,552.29.

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

                                    Dr. Rocco Moscaritolo           AYE 

                                    Susan Kotch                               ::

                                    Dr. Jerome Forman                    ::

                                    Marie Condo (Alt.#1)                ::

                                    Patricia Kotch                            ::

                                    Judy DeSciscio                          ::

                                      Dianne Coraggio                     ABSENT

                                    Carla Gabriel                             ::



Health Officer Ferraioli stated that the Township of Union received a complaint from a Kenilworth resident regarding the noise from the Union Police Department Shooting Range. He explained that Union County provided sound level measurements in 2003 and there were no violations.  The Board recommended that the Kenilworth Health Department write a letter to this resident to acknowledge that we did receive a complaint and that we will coordinate with the County and the Union Police Department to do another reading.

The Chair announced that Commissioner Gabriel arrived at 7:10pm.   

REHS Buttell stated that she received an e-mail from the Police Chief regarding reverse 911.

Old Business:

Health Officer Ferraioli stated that the State will not provide an authenitification code for Kenilworth therefore, the LHER/BoHR reports cannot be input into the system.   

There was a brief discussion regarding TOPOFF3.  Health Officer Ferraioli stated that the exercise took place the week of April 4th.

New Business:

There was a discussion regarding the ordinance allowing fowl and live animals.  The Board would like to amend this ordinance and advised REHS Buttell to contact our Liaison for the Mayor and Council’s input.

Commissioner Forman, Finance Chair stated that the finance committee needs to have a meeting once the budget is passed by Mayor and Council.  He also explained that monies cannot be transferred from “Other Expenses” into “Salaries and Wages”.

Commissioner Moscaritolo excused himself at 8:09pm.

A Health Fair Committee Meeting is schedule for May 19, 2005 at 6:30pm prior to the regular Board of Health meeting.

Commissioner S. Kotch made a motion and seconded by Vice President P. Kotch to set monies aside for wireless service.  Motion carried on roll call:

                                    Susan Kotch                           AYE

                                    Dr. Jerome Forman                    ::

                                    Carla Gabriel                             ::

                                    Marie Condo (Alt.#1)                ::

                                    Patricia Kotch                            ::

                                    Judy DeSciscio                          ::

                                      Dianne Coraggio                 ABSENT

                                    Dr. Rocco Moscaritolo              ::


Commissioners Report:  

Liaisons Report:


President DeSciscio then opened the meeting to the public at 8:21p.m., hearing none closed the meeting at 8:21p.m.  

A motion was then made by Vice President P. Kotch and seconded by Commissioner Condo to adjourn the meeting at 8:21p.m.

Next scheduled meeting will be May 19, 2005 at: 7:00p.m.

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