[HISTORY: Derived from the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, 1978, adopted 3-1-1979, as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Derived from Ch. II, Sec. 2-42, of the 1978 Code]
There is hereby created the position of Director of Economic Development within the Borough of Fort Lee.
The duties and official title of the Director of Economic Development shall be consistent with those enumerated by the Department of Personnel of the State of New Jersey within its code for the position of the "Director of Economic and Industrial Development." Said duties and title are attached hereto and incorporated into this section.
Editor's Note: The attachment referred to herein may be found at the end of this article.
In addition to, and apart from, the duties which are enumerated by the Department of Personnel of the State of New Jersey, the Director of Economic Development shall report to the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Fort Lee and shall prepare periodic reports regarding the progress of soliciting and attracting new businesses to locate within the borough.
From time to time, at the request and direction of the Mayor and Council, the Director of Economic Development shall prepare such other related reports as they may require.
By January 10 of each calendar year, the Director of Economic Development shall present an annual report to the Mayor and Council addressing the state of general business conditions within the borough and compare these findings to the rest of the county and the state.
The Director of Economic Development shall, from time to time, make recommendations to the Mayor and Council regarding improvements, programs and projects which could enhance the borough's ability to attract new businesses to locate within the Borough of Fort Lee.
The Director of Economic Development shall be appointed in a manner consistent with the rules and regulations governing such appointments by the Department of Personnel of the State of New Jersey.
The Director of Economic Development shall meet the qualifications and requirements for the position as those promulgated by the Department of Personnel of the State of New Jersey for this position, and appended hereto.
[Derived from Ch. II, Sec. 2-43, of the 1978 Code]
There is hereby created the Fort Economic Advisory Council, the purpose of which shall be the investigation, study, advice and recommendation to the Mayor and Council, from time to time, of programs, activities, events, projects and the like, designed to enhance and improve the business and commercial components of the Fort Lee community.
The business of the Council shall be managed by its members. There shall be nine members, appointed as follows:
Seven members to be designated by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Fort Lee in the following manner:
One member shall be designated by the Mayor for a term commensurate with the term of the Mayor.
Six members shall be nominated by the Mayor subject to a majority vote of the Borough Council. The members so designated shall serve for a first term of three years (two members); two years (two members); and one year (two members). Thereafter, at each reorganization meeting of the Mayor and Council, or as soon thereafter as practical, the officials being sworn into office at that time shall designate the members to serve during their three-year terms. It is the intention hereof to create staggered three-year terms for these six members.
The initial members of the Council shall be designated and nominated by the Mayor within 30 days of adoption of this article.
One member shall be designated annually by the Chamber of Commerce and shall serve for a term of one year.
One member shall be the Chairman of the Planning Board and shall serve for a term corresponding to his/her term as Chairman.
Any vacancy in the membership shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. A vacancy in the membership shall be filled as set forth above for the remainder of the unexpired term only.
The membership shall elect a Chairperson and other officers at its annual meeting.
No member may be removed with or without cause except by a majority vote of the Mayor and Council.
The annual meeting of members shall be held at 8:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of January at the Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey, or at such other time and place as shall be specified in the notice of meeting, in order to elect officers and transact such other business as shall come before the meeting. If that date is a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held at the same hour on the next succeeding business day. The annual meeting shall not, however, be held prior to designation of members by the Mayor and Council, it being the intention hereof that newly designated members shall participate in the election of officers for the year.
The membership may hold meetings when they are called on no fewer than three days' notice by the Chairperson or at the written request of any four members. Such notice shall be in writing and shall set forth the time, place and purposes of such meeting.
The membership shall hold its meetings at the Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The members shall manage the business of the Council, and subject to any restrictions imposed by applicable law, the members may exercise all the powers conferred upon them.
A majority of the members constitutes a quorum. A vote of the majority of the quorum constitutes action by such. Members may not vote by proxy.