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Chapter 1 Section 16

Section 1.16.

(A)  North Shore Health Department authorized.  The North Shore Health Department is authorized to and shall provide public health services for the Village of River Hills pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement between the Village of River Hills and other North Shore municipalities, (“Agreement for Public Health Services, North Shore Health Department”) as such agreement shall be amended from time to time, and it shall be the Village of River Hills Health Department.

(B)  Board of Health.  The North Shore Health Department Board of Health shall be the Board of Health for the Village of River Hills.

(C)  Composition.

(1)  The Board of Health shall consist of one representative from the Villages of Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, River Hills, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay and the City of Glendale.  Each community’s representative shall serve for a term of two years.  The Board of Health shall have a Medical Officer that shall be a member of the North Shore Health Department Board of Health and shall be appointed by the Board of Health for a two-year term.  The health officer to the North Shore Health Department shall be staff representatives to the Board.

(2)  Each person appointed to represent a municipality shall have demonstrated interest or competence in the field of public health or community health.  Appointments made to the board of health shall consist of no more than nine members, and at least three of these members shall be persons who are not elected officials or employees of the governing bodies.  A good faith effort shall be made to appoint a registered nurse and a physician.  The Board of Health should reflect the diversity of constituents served.

(D)  Appointment of Board of Health.  The Village of River Hills representative shall be appointed by the Village President for a two-term, subject to confirmation by the Village Board.

(E)  Selection of officers.  The Board of Health shall annually elect a chair and clerk at its first meeting of each calendar year.  The director of the North Shore Health Department or his/her designee shall record minutes for Board of Health meetings.

(F)  Meetings.  All meetings of the North Shore Health Department Board of Health shall be properly posted and notice given in accordance with state open meeting law.  Meetings shall be held at least quarterly.  The board of health may meet more often, on an as-needed basis, at the call of the chair, so long as the meeting is properly posted and notice given in accordance with Wis. Stats. 19.84.

(G)  Jurisdiction and duties.

(1)  The Board of Health shall govern the North Shore Health Department and ensure the enforcement of state public health statutes and public health rules of the department, subject to the “Agreement for Public Health Services, North Shore Health Department” and applicable ordinances of each participating municipality.

(2)  Specifically, the Board of Health shall:

(a)  Assist in determining public health needs and advocate for the provision of reasonable and necessary public health services.

(b)  Develop policy and provide leadership that fosters local involvement and commitment, that emphasizes public health needs and that advocates equitable distribution of public health resources and complementary private activities commensurate with public health needs.

(c)  Ensure conformance with the “Agreement for Public Health Services, North Shore Health Department.”

(d)  Assure that measures are taken to provide an environment in which individuals can be healthy.

(e)  Assure that the North Shore Health Department is a Level II or III health department, as specified in Wis. Stats. 251.04(1) and (2).

(H)  Health Officer.  The North Shore Health Department shall provide a Health Officer for the Village of River Hills pursuant to the intergovernmental Agreement for Public Health Services, North Shore Health Department between the Village of River Hills and other North Shore municipalities and the Health Officer of the North Shore Health Department shall be the Health Office for the Village of River Hills.

(Rep. & Rec. 07/20/2016, Ord #528)

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River Hills, WI 53217
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