Township of Hanover, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover 12-9-1999 by Ord. No. 32-99. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Environmental Commission — See Ch. 22.
Landmark Commission — See Ch. 31.
Board of Recreation Commissioners — See Ch. 59.
There is hereby established an Open Space Parkland and Facilities Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee, (hereinafter referred to as the “Advisory Committee”). The Advisory Committee shall be comprised of nine regular members and two alternate members appointed by the Township Committee. Alternate members shall only participate in the business of the Advisory Committee in the absence of a regular member(s). Regular and alternate members shall be appointed for three-year staggered terms.
[Amended 1-26-2006 by Ord. No. 2-2006; 3-23-2006 by Ord. No. 12-2006]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, pertaining to appointments to the Committee by the Township Committee, was repealed 1-26-2006 by Ord. No. 2-2006.
In the event of a vacancy of any seat, other than a vacancy occurring by way of expiration of a member's term, a replacement shall be appointed for the unexpired term.
The Mayor shall initially designate one of the members as Chairperson, and the Committee shall select a Secretary. Thereafter, in subsequent years, the Committee shall annually select a Chairperson and Secretary. The Chairperson, as designated by the Mayor, shall call the initial meeting of the Committee within the first 20 days of January, and thereafter, the Committee shall establish its meeting schedule which shall be duly published by the Township Clerk.
[Amended 1-26-2006 by Ord. No. 2-2006]
The purpose of the Open Space, Parkland and Facilities Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Township Committee as to the lands to be acquired for open space; to prioritize acquisitions; to recommend facility improvements; and to parkland and such other duties as shall be assigned by the Township Committee.
There is hereby established, for the year 2000 and subsequent years, a $0.02 per $100 valuation tax,[1] which shall be dedicated specifically for the acquisition of property for open space and recreational purposes.
Editor's Note: Ordinance Number 8-19, adopted 3-14-2019, temporarily reduced the Open Space Trust Fund dedicated tax rate to $0.015 per $100 of assessed valuation for calendar year 2019.
The funds derived from this dedicated tax shall be maintained in a separate account and shall only be utilized for the acquisition of land for recreational and open space purposes and costs related to the acquisition of same and the maintenance and improvement to the Township's parkland and related facilities.
The $0.02 dedicated tax established by § 50-4 herein shall be shown as a separate line item on each property owner's tax bill and not as part of the municipal tax rate, in that it is to be a dedicated tax for the purpose set forth above.
[Amended 1-26-2006 by Ord. No. 2-2006]
Any property or easement purchased by the Township of Hanover shall not be sold or conveyed unless or until authorized by binding public referendum.
After five years, the Township shall review the need for raising additional monies for the fund and recommend its continuation or termination.