[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover 1-23-1992 by Ord. No. 4-92. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vacancies on certain boards and commissions — See Ch. 5.
A new chapter to be known as Chapter 19 and entitled "Cultural Arts Committee" of the Township of Hanover is hereby adopted as set forth below.
A Cultural Arts Committee consisting of a minimum of seven members is hereby established by the Township of Hanover. A member of the Township Committee shall serve as a member of the Cultural Arts Committee and liaison to the governing body.
The intent and purpose of the Committee is to coordinate and/or conduct cultural and performing arts programs, such as but not limited to art exhibits, plays, operas, concerts, dance recitals and other similar activities and programs, for the benefit of the residents of Hanover Township.
With the advice and consent of the Township Committee, the Cultural Arts Committee may be granted the following powers and duties in discharging its intent and purpose:
The Committee may be empowered to advertise, prepare, print and distribute pamphlets, brochures, maps, books or other reading material which are necessary for the promotion of any programs, projects or activities under its authority.
The Committee shall have the power to appoint subcommittees of the general citizenry in specific areas of the cultural and performing arts, such as dance, art, music, and theater, for the purpose of assisting the Committee in developing and offering specific programs and activities.
The Committee shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall file an annual report of its activities and budgetary expenditures with the Township Committee on or before December 31 of every calendar year.
In cooperation with the Department of Administration, the Committee may apply for any state, federal or private grants for the purpose of advancing the arts within the Township.
Upon enactment of this chapter, the members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Township Committee to initial terms of two years expiring on December 31, 1993. All subsequent terms thereafter shall be for a period of three years and until the appointment of qualified successors.
Members of the Committee shall be residents of the Township and should have some background, either through education or experience, associated with cultural and/or performing arts. In the event that such persons are not available or willing to serve, then any residents of the Township deemed qualified by the governing body may be appointed to serve.
The members of the Committee shall serve without remuneration.
In the event of a vacancy occurring on the Committee other than by expiration of a term, such vacancy shall be filled by the Township Committee for the unexpired term.
The Committee shall meet immediately after January 1 of each year for the purpose of reorganization. The agenda at this meeting should include the election of officers, establishing dates and places of meetings, adoption of bylaws or rules of procedure and such other business as may properly come before the Committee at the annual reorganization meeting.
The Committee shall designate one of its members to serve as its Chairperson and presiding officer and may designate such other officers, such as Secretary, Treasurer and any other officers, deemed necessary to conduct its affairs.
The Township Committee may appropriate such sum in each year's current fund budget as may be determined by the governing body to be necessary for the purpose of the Committee. Should the Committee receive any gifts, donations or bequests, such funds shall be deposited in a trust fund account and shall not be utilized for any cultural or performing arts program, project or activity without the prior approval of the Township Committee. Dedicated funds shall be spent for the purpose for which the funds were received in accordance with the Local Budget Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1 et seq.