City of Clifton, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the City of Clifton 12-19-1972 by Ord. No. 4129-72 (Article 5 of Chapter 8 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Clifton, New Jersey, 1960). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Historian — See Ch. 50.

§ 51-1 Creation.

Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:81-13, there is hereby created in the City of Clifton an Historical Commission, the members of which shall serve the Municipal Council without compensation in an advisory capacity in matters touching on or concerning the history of the City of Clifton.

§ 51-2 Membership; terms of office; vacancies.

[Amended 7-19-1977 by Ord. No. 4416-77; 2-6-2001 by Ord. No. 6176-01; 8-5-2015 by Ord. No. 7231-15]
A. 
The Historical Commission shall consist of 17 members to be appointed by the Municipal Council. The term of each appointed member shall be for four years.
B. 
In the event that a vacancy occurs, the same shall be filled by the Municipal Council for the unexpired balance of the term.

§ 51-3 Associate members.

The Municipal Council may also, at any time and from time to time, appoint such associate member or members to the Commission as may be deemed appropriate, each of whom shall serve for a term commencing on the date of his appointment and ending on the 31st day of the third December next succeeding the date of his appointment.

§ 51-4 Organization.

The Commission shall organize as soon as may be following appointment of its members, and annually thereafter, by election of a Chairman from among its members. Said Commission may hold regular and special meetings and, subject to the provisions of this chapter, may make and amend rules and regulations concerning the conduct thereof.

§ 51-5 Powers and duties.

The Commission shall:
A. 
Discover and memorialize the history of the City of Clifton.
B. 
Obtain and disseminate on a City-wide basis information pertaining to the history of the City of Clifton.
C. 
Recommend to the Municipal Council the observance and commemoration of events of historical significance to the City of Clifton.
D. 
Recommend to the Municipal Council the procurement and preservation of artifacts, documents, photographs, memorabilia and other physical objects that relate to the history of the City of Clifton.
E. 
Gather and present to the Municipal Council such facts, information and statistics as may be of historical value to the City of Clifton.
F. 
Generally, to institute, foster and support such programs, undertakings and projects as shall make the citizens of the City of Clifton aware of its origin, development and historical significance and shall enlist their active participation and support in a continuing program designed to recognize and memorialize the history of the City.
G. 
Be authorized to raise funds to offset its operational costs. All expenditures shall first be approved by the Municipal Council and all moneys so raised turned over to the City Treasurer.
[Added 11-18-1985 by Ord. No. 5023-85]