Township of Toms River, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Dover (now Toms River) 6-22-2004 by Ord. No. 3884-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Adoption of Administrative Code — See Ch. 1, Art. III.

§ 46-1 Creation; Director.

There is hereby created the Department of Health, Human Services and Human Resources, the head of which shall be the Director of the Department of Health, Human Services and Human Resources.

§ 46-2 Divisions of Department.

[Amended 7-25-2006 by Ord. No. 4027-06]
There shall be the following divisions within the Department of Health, Human Services and Human Resources:
A. 
Division of Senior Services.
B. 
Division of Youth Services.
C. 
Division of Animal Control.

§ 46-3 Division of Senior Services.

There is hereby created, within the Department of Health, Human Services and Human Resources, the Division of Senior Services, the head of which shall be the Division Manager of Senior Services. The Division Manager of Senior Services shall coordinate and develop senior citizens programs and activities in the Township. The Division Manager of Senior Services may be assisted by the Deputy Division Manager of Senior Services, who will assist the Division Manager with respect to senior services matters.

§ 46-4 Powers and duties of Division of Senior Services.

Under the direction and supervision of the Division Manager of Senior Services, the Division of Senior Services shall:
A. 
Develop programs and coordinate projects directed to the development of needed senior services in the Township.
B. 
Act as liaison between the Township Council and various senior service agencies and programs, both public and private, on the local, state and federal levels.
C. 
Actively seek out and advise Township Council of grants, funds and loans which may be available for senior services and related programs.

§ 46-5 Division of Youth Services.

There is hereby created, within the Department of Health, Human Services and Human Resources, the Division of Youth Services, the head of which shall be the Division Manager of Youth Services, who shall have a bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences and five years' experience in youth service activities or a master's degree and three years' experience in youth service activities and who shall be a regular employee of the Township. . The Division Manager of Youth Services may be assisted by the Deputy Division Manager of Youth Services, who will assist the Division Manager with respect to youth services matters.

§ 46-6 Powers and duties of Division of Youth Services.

Under the direction and supervision of the Division Manager of Youth Services, the Division of Youth Services shall:
A. 
Develop programs and coordinate projects directed to the development of needed youth services in the Township.
B. 
Act as liaison between the Township Council and various youth service agencies and programs, both public and private, on the local, state and federal levels.
C. 
Actively seek out and advise Township Council of grants, funds and loans which may be available for youth services and related programs.

§ 46-7 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 46-7, Division of Human Resources established, was repealed 7-25-2006 by Ord. No. 4027-06.

§ 46-8 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 46-8, regarding the duties and responsibilities of the Division Manager of the Division of Human Resources, was repealed 7-25-2006 by Ord. No. 4027-06.

§ 46-9 Division of Animal Control.

There is hereby established, within the Department of Health, Human Services and Human Resources, the Division of Animal Control, the head of which shall be the Division Manager of Animal Control. The Division of Animal Control shall be responsible for administering Chapter 165, Animals and Animal Establishments, as well as any other duties as directed by the Director of Health, Human Services and Human Resources.

§ 46-10 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 46-10, Board of Health, was repealed 8-10-2010 by Ord. No. 4286-10. See now § 14-9, Board of Health.

§ 46-11 Office of Township Physician.

There is hereby created the office of Township Physician. The Township Physician shall conduct all required physical examinations for all Township employees except for those of the Police Department, which examinations shall be conducted by the Police Physician or Police Surgeon. The Township Physician shall be appointed pursuant to law and shall receive such compensation and perform such duties as provided by law. There shall be no more than two individuals who shall hold the office of Township Physician.

§ 46-12 Municipal Alliance Committee; establishment.

There shall be established a Municipal Alliance Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse within the Department of Health, Human Services and Human Resources.

§ 46-13 Membership.

Member on the Municipal Alliance Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Council and shall include but not necessarily be limited to representatives of the following groups:
A. 
A Mayoral representative.
B. 
The Chief of Police.
C. 
The President of the School Board.
D. 
The Superintendent of Schools.
E. 
The Student Assistant Coordinator.
F. 
A representative of the PTA.
G. 
A representative of the local bargaining unit for teachers.
H. 
A representative of the Chamber of Commerce.
I. 
A representative of organized labor.
J. 
A representative of the court system.
K. 
A representative of a local civic association.
L. 
A representative of a local treatment provider agency.
M. 
A representative of a local religious group.
N. 
A youth representative.
O. 
A recovered substance abuser.

§ 46-14 Purpose.

The purposes of the Municipal Alliance Committee shall include the following:
A. 
To organize and coordinate efforts involving school, law enforcement, business and community groups for purposes of reducing alcoholism and drug abuse.
B. 
To develop, in conjunction with the LEA, comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse education programs for grades K through 12.
C. 
To develop, in conjunction with the LEA, procedures for intervention, treatment/referral and discipline of students involved with substance abuse.
D. 
To develop comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse education, outreach and support efforts for parents.
E. 
To develop a comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse community awareness program.

§ 46-15 Functions.

The functions of the Municipal Alliance Committee shall be:
A. 
To create a network of community leaders, private citizens and representatives for public and private human service agencies who are dedicated to promote and support drug and alcohol prevention and education programs.
B. 
To conduct an assessment of community-wide needs pertaining to drug abuse and alcohol issues.
C. 
To identify existing efforts and services acting to reduce alcoholism and drug abuse.
D. 
To assist in the development of programs at the municipal level that accomplish the purpose of the Alliance effort.
E. 
To assist the municipality in acquiring funds for Alliance programs.
F. 
To cooperate with the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, as well as the County Alliance Committee, to provide data, reports or other information that may be needed to assist in the Alliance effort.

§ 46-16 Municipal Alliance Coordinator; position created.

There is hereby created the position of Municipal Alliance Coordinator for the Township of Toms River.

§ 46-17 Qualifications of Municipal Alliance Coordinator.

To be appointed to the position of Municipal Alliance Coordinator for the Township of Toms River, an individual must possess the following qualifications:
A. 
Preferred, but not required, graduation from a four-year course at an accredited college or university.
B. 
Experience or training in the ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Council) field.
C. 
Experience in coordinating and managing programs in a related field.

§ 46-18 Duties.

The Municipal Alliance Coordinator shall be responsible for the planning, promotion, development and supervision of the Municipal Alliance Program as follows:
A. 
Coordinating and assuring the implementation of all Alliance ATOD programs as outlined in the approved grant. These programs shall include, but not be limited to, Project Graduation, the Senior Citizen Awareness Program, the Tobacco Awareness Program, Teen Coffee Shop Night and the Monthly Newsletter.
B. 
Gathering information for the community needs assessment and making recommendations for future grant applications based on that information.
C. 
Coordinating and managing Alliance volunteers by scheduling meetings, providing information and training, overseeing committees and maintaining pertinent records.
D. 
Providing the community with information on ATOD prevention, resources and specific Alliance programs through a monthly newsletter, press and other media releases.
E. 
Organizing fund-raising activities that will provide additional funds as needed.
F. 
Preparing the annual grant application which shall require attendance at Ocean County grant-related meetings/training and the compilation of statistical and financial information.
G. 
Coordinating activities with other municipal agencies and organizations, including the Board of Education.
H. 
Maintaining and filing all records in a central office. Such records shall include, but not be limited to, minutes of monthly meetings, financial records, the annual grant and related documents, program descriptions and evaluations, copies of the newsletter, media releases, a video pamphlet library, correspondence with the County of Ocean and training and time records for Alliance volunteers.

§ 46-19 Compensation.

The salary for the position of Municipal Alliance Coordinator shall be paid in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Salary Ordinance of the Township of Toms River. Said position shall also be funded by a grant from the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

§ 46-20 Deputy Municipal Alliance Coordinator.

There is hereby created the office of Deputy Municipal Alliance Coordinator, which shall be a part-time position. The duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Municipal Alliance Coordinator shall be prescribed by the Municipal Alliance Coordinator.