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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH

BOARD OF HEALTH



MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 4 , 2003


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Health of the Township of Mahwah, held at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate
Drive, Mahwah NJ, was called to order at 8:00 PM by President, Wendy DeSilva. The Opening Statement was read according to the Sunshine Law and was followed by Roll Call.




PRESENT: Mrs. DeSilva

Mrs. Spiech

Mr. Harris

Mr. LaMontagne

Mrs. Tracey

Mr. Wasson



ABSENT: Mr. Ackerman



Professionals: Mr. Romans, Attorney

Mr. Hopper, Health Officer

Mr.Ostrow, REHS

Mrs. Hallissey, Secretary





APPROVAL OF REORGANIZATION MEETING MINUTES





Moved by Mrs. Spiech, seconded by Mr. Wasson, the reorganization

meeting minutes were approved by all present.





APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES



Moved by Mr. Harris, seconded by Mr. Wasson that the minutes of the meeting of July 17th be approved.




There being no questions or discussion the minutes were approved

as corrected by all present.





NEW BUSINESS



West Bergen Mental Health Care - Mr. Michael J. Tozzoli, Administrative Director of the Ridgewood facility and

Ms. Paula Varrassi, Director of the Ramsey facility spoke about

the programs offered by WBMHC and Mahwah's Student Assistance

Program.





MIN-2



Options for adding a program on anger management at the high

school level were discussed. Mr. Hopper asked that the WBMHC

prepare a proposal for him to present to the Mayor and Council

for preparation of the 2004 Budget.





APPROVAL OF HEALTH ACTIVITIES REPORT





Moved by Mr. LaMontagne, seconded by Mr. Wasson that the Health

Activities Report be approved.



Mrs. DeSilva asked about the SHORECO activities. Mr. Ostrow

explained that the DEP came to the site to take samples of the

monitoring wells. No results were available yet. The contract

was to be awarded to Handex to run the equipment. Our Business

Administrator called the case manager and was given the same

information that we have. Things are moving along but things move

slowly in Trenton.



Mr. Wasson inquired about the mold complaints. Mr. Ostrow explained that certain types of mold are very toxic.



Mrs. Spiech asked what kind of mold was found in the Municipal

Building. Mr. Hopper said the mold was not tested. The walls

were washed with bleach but the mold came back. It will be necessary to replace the sheetrock. The problem needs to be

corrected. A floor drain in the mechanical room was built

above the level of the floor so that water went into the wall.



Mr. Harris inquired about the new storm water regulations.

Mr. Ostrow said these regulations have been put on temporary hold.

Each town was given the opportunity to apply for a $5,000.00 grant

for an engineering study.



Mrs. DeSilva asked about the twelve "unsatisfactory" sample results of food products. Mr. Hopper said it was not unusual during the summer as kitchen temperatures are higher than normal.



Mrs. DeSilva asked about the mold in the Men's and Ladies' showers of the NY Sports Club. Mr. Ostrow received a complaint, visited the site, and issued an abatement notice. Mrs. DeSilva asked if he noticed a problem in the corner of the Ladies' locker room. Mr. Ostrow will check the locker room when he re-visits the sports club.





There being no further discussion or questions the Health

Activities Report was approved.



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HEALTH OFFICER’S REPORT



Moved by Mrs. Spiech, seconded by Mr. Harris that the Health Officer’s Report be approved.





Mr. Wasson asked Mr. Ostrow about the Bat exposures. Mr. Ostrow

explained that state policy suggests that a person who wakes up

in a room with a Bat should begin treatment for rabies if the bat cannot be captured and sent for testing.



There being no further discussion or questions the Health Officer’s Report was approved.





SITE PLAN



a) Vista Bahn Estates, LLC, Block 23, Lots 53, 54 & 55

Mr. Ostrow suggested that we see the Engineer's sewer report

prior to approval. Mr. Harris made the motion to table approval of the site plan until we see the sewer engineer's

report. The motion was seconded by Mr. LaMontagne and

agreed by all.





BILLS





Moved by Mr. Harris, seconded by Mr. Wasson, the bills for

July and August were approved.







REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES



No reports.



REPORT OF ATTORNEY



No report.



CORRESPONDENCE



a) BCHC Second Quarter Summary



b) Note of Thanks to Mr. Ostrow for his efforts in resolving

a water situation at Franklin Heights.



c) Mrs. DeSilva received a questionnaire/brochure regarding

Environmental Excellence Award Program.



d) Other correspondence previously reported.





MIN-4




As there was no further comments from the public, and no
further business, a motion to adjourn at 9:20 PM was made by
Mr. LaMontagne, seconded by Mr. Harris, and agreed by all present.




The next meeting is scheduled for October 2, 2003.



Respectfully submitted,







Gerry Hallissey

Secretary



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