Township of Franklin, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Franklin 4-24-1990 by Ord. No. 1565 (Ch. 5 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boards, commissions and committees — See Ch. 13.
Drug-free zones — See Ch. 166.

§ 8-1 Authorization.

There is hereby established an Alliance Against Substance Abuse under the authority of P.L. 1989, c. 51 (N.J.S.A. 26:2BB-8 et seq.), and the Guidelines of the Somerset County Municipal Alliance Plan Steering Subcommittee.

§ 8-2 Purpose.

In accord with the above authorization, the purpose of the Alliance is to address the symptoms and root causes of alcoholism and drug abuse problems by developing:
A. 
Organized and coordinated efforts with local schools, law enforcement, business groups, and other community organizations for the purpose of reducing alcoholism and drug abuse.
B. 
In cooperation with local school districts, comprehensive and effective alcohol and drug abuse education programs in grades kindergarten through 12.
C. 
In cooperation with local school districts, procedures for the intervention, treatment, referral and discipline of students abusing alcohol and/or drugs.
D. 
Comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse education support and outreach efforts for parents in the community.
E. 
Comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse community awareness programs.

§ 8-3 Membership.

A. 
The Municipal Alliance of Franklin Township shall be appointed by the Township Council for one year terms and shall include as its membership a broad representation from the local community. Membership may include, but shall not be limited to:
(1) 
Mayoral representative;
(2) 
The Chief of Police or his designee;
[Amended 3-28-1995 by Ord. No. 1889]
(3) 
The President of the School Board;
(4) 
The Superintendent of Schools;
(5) 
A student assistance coordinator;
(6) 
A representative of the Parent-Teacher Association;
(7) 
A representative of the Local Bargaining Unit for teachers;
(8) 
A representative of the Chamber of Commerce including but limited to local business and industry representatives;
(9) 
A representative of organized labor;
(10) 
A Municipal Court Judge or representative of the court system;
(11) 
Representatives of local civic associations;
(12) 
Representatives of local mental health agencies, local treatment and prevention providers;
(13) 
Representatives of local religious groups; and
(14) 
Private citizens to include youth representatives and youth and adults recovering from drug and/or alcohol abuse.
B. 
The Alliance may expand its membership from the local community beyond the above listing if it desires.
C. 
Members shall be appointed for one-year terms of office which shall commence January 1 of each year and expire December 31 of each year.
[Amended 8-12-1997 by Ord. No. 2025]

§ 8-4 Meetings.

A. 
Meetings should be held regularly with a calendar of meetings established in advance.
B. 
A Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be selected by the members of the Alliance.
C. 
A quorum shall be required for all decisions of the Alliance. Minutes shall be taken to serve as public record.

§ 8-5 Funding. [1]

The Municipal Alliance of Franklin Township shall develop a comprehensive plan to provide matching funds equivalent to the amount of monies received from the Municipal Alliance for Prevention of Substance Abuse grant agreement with Somerset County Department of Human Services. These matching funds shall be a minimum of 25% cash or in-kind services.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. IV).