Meeting was called to order by President De Silva at 8:00 PM. Mrs. De Silva read the President’s opening statement, advising that pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this meeting was provided by mail to the Record on December 12, 2003.
SWEARING IN OF APPOINTED MEMBER
Mrs. Patricia Spiech was sworn in by the Attorney, Mr. Thomas J. Romans.
Present: Mrs. De Silva, Mrs. Spiech, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Harris, Mrs. Tracey and Mr.
Absent: Mr. La Montagne
ACTION ON MINUTES OF REORGANIZATION MEETING OF AUGUST 5, 2004
Moved by Mr. Ackerman and seconded by Mr. Harris that the minutes of the reorganization meeting held on August 5, 2004 be approved.
Motion was approved.
ACTION ON MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF AUGUST 5, 2004
Moved by Mrs. Spiech and seconded by Mr. Ackerman that the minutes of the regular meeting held on August 5, 2004 be approved.
Motion was approved.
ACTION ON HEALTH ACTIVITIES REPORT FOR JULY 2004
Moved by Mr. Wasson and seconded by Mr. Harris that the Health Activities Report for July be approved.
Mr. Wasson questioned if home day care centers require inspection. Mr. Ostrow stated that day care centers with less than five children in attendance do not require licensing and inspection. However, they may be registered with the County.
Mr. Ackerman raised a question about unsatisfactory food samples, and our procedure for follow up. Mr. Ostrow stated that resamples are collected and, if necessary, a food study is conducted to actually observe the preparation of the product to determine if errors are being made which may lead to elevated bacteriological results.
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Mr. Wasson questioned a summons that was issued regarding a septic system. Mr. Ostrow stated that a septic system was constructed illegally without a license or a permit. The system has been crushed and filled in.
Mrs. De Silva asked about violations at the Franklin Crossing pool. Mr. Ostrow detailed various violations of the State Recreational Bathing Code.
Mr. Ackerman asked about the status of Accupac. Mr. Ostrow stated that a third summons has been issued for violation of air pollution regulations. The company is working on the installation of air pollution control equipment.
There being no further discussion or questions, the Health Activities Report was unanimously approved by all present.
ACTION ON HEALTH OFFICER’S REPORT FOR JULY/AUGUST 2004
Moved by Mr. Wasson and seconded by Mr. Harris that the Health Officer’s report for July/August 2004 be approved.
Mr. Hopper updated the Board on the matter of environmental testing at Ramapo Ridge Middle School. He stated that two meetings have been held with Board of Education officials over the past month to recommend and discuss environmental testing at the school. Four concerned parents attended one of the meetings. Testing for mold has been conducted, and soil has been tested for pesticides. Water from drinking fountains has been tested for lead and copper. At this point, we are awaiting results. After school opens, indoor air quality testing, including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and relative humidity will be scheduled. The ventilation system has been inspected and updated by the Board’s HVAC contractor, and all washable surfaces in the school have been cleaned and sanitized. A referral has been made to the NJDHSS PEOSH Division, which will be conducting an inspection during the first two weeks of school. Mr. Hopper will meet with the custodial staff to review cleaning procedures, and will schedule a meeting with the school nurse and health education staff to discuss educational programs on hand washing. Information has also been provided to the Board of Education recommending the adoption of the Federal EPA Indoor Air Quality Management Program. Mr. Hopper will address a meeting of parents and staff at the school on Tuesday, September 7th to review environmental testing procedures and respond to questions.
There being no further discussion or questions, the Health Officer’s Report for July/August was approved by all present.
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Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, Inc.
Block 137, Lots 6, 13 & 15
Moved by Mrs. Spiech and seconded by Mr. Harris that the site plan for Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, Inc. be approved.
Motion was approved.
PAYMENT OF BILLS
Moved by Mr. Ackerman and seconded by Mrs. Tracey to approve the payment of bills for July/August.
Motion was approved.
REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
REPORT OF ATTORNEY
Mr. Romans reported that pursuant to the Board’s request he wrote to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection on September 1st regarding the Shorco matter. In the letter, Mr. Romans requested that payment of a permit fee to Northwest Bergen Sewer Authority be expedited so that the trench pumping system can become operational. Mr. Ostrow will be in contact with Northwest Bergen to determine if the check was received.
1. NJDHSS Public Health Practice Standards Implementation Update
2. Letter from Assemblywoman Loretta Weinberg thanking the Board for its support of the Clean Indoor Air Act.
3. Letter from Assemblyman Kevin J. O’Toole thanking the Board for its support of the Clean Indoor Air Act.
4. Bergen Community Health Care Quarterly Report for April, May and June.
5. Letter from Mr. Romans to Mr. Robert Soboleski, Bureau Chief, NJDEP regarding Shorco.
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Resolution No. 04-13 – Ordinance No. 04-114 – AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH CHAPTER BH:XVIII, SECTION BH: 18-3 ENTITLED “FEES FOR SERVICES” – on final passage.
Introduced by: Mrs. Spiech
Seconded by: Mr. Ackerman
Roll Call: 6 ayes, 1 absent
There being no other business to be brought before the Board, upon motion by Mr. Wasson, seconded by Mrs. Tracey and carried unanimously, the meeting was adjourned at 9:05 PM.
The next meeting is scheduled for October 7, 2004.
John Hopper, Health Officer
for Geraldine Hallissey, Board Secretary
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