Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of North Brunswick 2-19-2002 by Ord. No. 02-13. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Administration of government — See Ch. 3.
Human Services Committee — See Ch. 45.
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Editor's Note: The former Department of Human Services became the Department of Parks Recreation and Community Services 2-2-2004 by Ord. No. 04-1.

§ 22-1 Creation; terms; appointment; vacancies.

A. 
There is hereby created, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, the following committees:
(1) 
Arts and Humanities.
(2) 
Media Advisory.
(3) 
Community Outreach and Celebrations.
(4) 
Municipal Alliance.
(5) 
Heritage Day.
B. 
All Committee members shall be appointed annually by the Mayor except for the Arts and Humanities Committee and the Municipal Alliance which shall be appointed by the Township Council. The initial term of committee members shall be for one, two or three years to be designated by the Mayor in making the appointment. The terms shall thereafter be for three years. The appointments shall be made in such a manner so that the terms of approximately 1/3 of the members shall expire each year. The Community Outreach and Celebrations Committee shall consist of not more than 12 members, all other committees created by this section shall consist of not more than 10 members. Vacancies upon any committee created by this section shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments and any such appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term.

§ 22-2 Officers.

Each committee shall elect one of its members upon organizing each year as Chairperson of the committee, and it may also elect officers as it deems necessary.

§ 22-3 Duties.

A. 
Art and Humanities Committee. The Arts and Humanities Committee shall be responsible for addressing the cultural and ethnic concerns of the community. The Committee shall offer programs that bring the arts (visual, audio, etc.) to the community and expand the artistic experiences for residents. The Committee shall provide programs and services that incorporate and are inclusive of all residents, regardless of race, religion, physical ability, etc.
B. 
Media Advisory Committee. The Media Advisory Committee shall work with the Department of Human Services and the Station Manager to offer ideas for consideration as they relate to media efforts made by the department. Media outlets include NB TV-71, press material, the cable television bulletin board, and the Township Web site.
C. 
Community Outreach and Celebrations Committee. The Community Outreach and Celebrations Committee shall plan special community events, assist in the programs of the department, and act as an advisory group to the department staff.
D. 
Municipal Alliance Committee. The duties of the Municipal Alliance Committee shall include, but not be limited to:
[Amended 9-3-2013 by Ord. No. 13-19]
(1) 
Creating a network of community leaders, private citizens, and representatives from public and private human service agencies to develop and implement a comprehensive and coordinated effort to promote and support drug and alcohol prevention, education programs and related activities with an emphasis on youth.
(2) 
Assessing the needs of the Township of North Brunswick in relation to alcoholism and drug abuse issues.
(3) 
Identifying existing efforts and services endeavoring to reduce alcoholism and drug abuse.
(4) 
Coordinating projects within Township of North Brunswick to avoid fragmentation and duplication.
(5) 
Developing programs to be implemented at the municipal level, or participating in regionally developed programs to accomplish the purposes of the alliance effort and the Municipal Alliance Committee.
(6) 
Assisting Township of North Brunswick in acquiring funds for alliance programs.
(7) 
Cooperating with the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse/Alliance Steering Subcommittee to provide municipal data, reports or other information which may be required for the County Annual Alliance Plan or needed to assist the alliance effort.
(8) 
The Municipal Alliance Committee may apply for and accept mandatory Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction (DEDR) funds through the request for proposal process initiated annually through the County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Alliance Steering Subcommittee.
(9) 
Under the guidelines set forth by the Municipal Alliance Grant, the Municipal Alliance Committee shall provide services and programs that work on drug, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and violence prevention.
E. 
Heritage Day Committee. The Heritage Day Committee shall be responsible for the coordination and execution of the Heritage Day event.

§ 22-4 Annual report to Mayor and Council.

Each committee shall report annually to the Mayor and Council as to its activities. Each committee shall also furnish its opinions and advice on any particular subject at the request of the Mayor and Council.