Borough of Alpine, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Alpine as § 2-21 of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 5-1 Board established; composition; terms; vacancies.

A. 
There shall be a Board of Assistance composed of three members, appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. The term of one member of the Board shall be for one year and such member only may be appointed from among the Council. The terms of the other members shall be two years each, one term expiring in each year.
B. 
The term of each member of the Board of Assistance shall begin on January 1, and each member shall continue in office until his successor is appointed and qualified.
C. 
Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms only.
D. 
The Board of Assistance shall have such powers and perform such duties as are prescribed by general law and ordinance, and shall appoint a Director of Welfare pursuant to state law.

§ 5-2 Organization of Board; Director of Welfare.

The local Assistance Board shall organize and select a Chairman and a Secretary, and shall appoint a Director of Welfare, who shall be the first executive and administrative officer of the Board. He shall hold office for a term of five years from the date of his appointment, and shall be paid such salary as may be fixed by the Board, subject to approval of the Mayor and Council. In case of vacancy in the office of Director of Welfare, a temporary or acting Director may be appointed to serve for not more than 90 days.

§ 5-3 Duties of Director of Welfare.

The Director of Welfare shall:
A. 
Supervise by periodic investigation every person receiving public assistance. Such investigation shall be made by visitation at least once a month.
B. 
Reconsider from month to month the amount and nature of public assistance given, and alter, amend or suspend the same when the circumstances so require.
C. 
Devise ways and means for bringing persons unable to maintain themselves to self-support or to the support of any other person or agency able and willing to do so.
D. 
Keep full and complete records of such investigations, supervision, assistance and rehabilitation, and of all certifications of persons for employment or benefits and cancellations thereof.
E. 
Bring about appropriate action for commitment to any state or county institution when the best interest of the needy person would be so served.
F. 
Submit a monthly report to the Council.