Borough of Middlesex, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Middlesex 2-28-1978 by Ord. No. 782. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Condominium and cooperative conversions — See Ch. 176.
Housing standards — See Ch. 240.

§ 52-1 Creation; purpose.

There is hereby created in the Borough of Middlesex a Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee for the purposes of reviewing community housing, living environment and economic opportunities, and for the further purpose of increasing the diversity and vitality of the community by expanding the range of housing and employment opportunities, and for the further purpose of assessing the needs of the community relevant to housing and community development programs.

§ 52-2 Membership.

[Amended 2-26-1980 by Ord. No. 860; 10-26-1982 by Ord. No. 956]
The Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee shall consist of nine members, consisting of the following two classes, all of whom shall serve without pay:
A. 
Class 1: a member of the governing body, to be appointed by the Mayor, with Council confirmation.
B. 
Class 2: eight other citizens of the Borough whose membership will include, where possible: persons of low or moderate income; members of minority groups; senior citizens; the handicapped; and other persons affected by community development activities, all to be appointed by the Mayor with Council confirmation.

§ 52-3 Terms of office.

[Amended 2-26-1980 by Ord. No. 860; 10-26-1982 by Ord. No. 956]
The term of the member composing Class 1 shall be for a period of one year. The terms of Class 2 members appointed pursuant to this chapter shall be so determined that, to the greatest practicable extent, the expiration of such terms shall be distributed evenly over the first four years after their appointments. With respect to the initial appointments of the two additional members who are being added to this Class 2 membership, one of said members shall be appointed for a period of four years, and the other shall be appointed for a period of three years. All other Class 2 members shall continue to be appointed for terms of three years.

§ 52-4 Vacancies.

If a vacancy in any class shall occur otherwise than by expiration of term, it shall be filled by appointment as above provided for the unexpired term.

§ 52-5 Organization.

[Amended 2-26-1980 by Ord. No. 860; 10-26-1982 by Ord. No. 956]
The Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman from the members of Class 2 and select a Clerk/Secretary who will become a municipal employee assigned to the Housing and Community Advisory Committee.

§ 52-6 Powers and duties.

The Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee is authorized to adopt bylaws governing its procedural operation. It shall also have the following powers and duties:
A. 
To hold public hearings to solicit the views of the citizens regarding housing and community development programs.
B. 
To initiate and recommend housing and community development programs, such as but not limited to senior citizens' housing, attracting new industrial and commercial ratables and housing rehabilitation.
C. 
To assess community development and housing needs and priorities.
D. 
To meet on a regular monthly basis to review and act upon any matters regarding housing and community development.
E. 
To explore financial sources for funding of community and housing development programs.
F. 
To report and make recommendations on community and housing development to the Mayor and Council on a regular monthly basis.
G. 
To take whatever action it deems advisable to further the purposes of this Committee.

§ 52-7 Rules and regulations.

The Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee is authorized to adopt such rules and regulations as are necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Committee.