[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 198.
[Amended 3-13-1958 by Ord. No. 2-58]
There is hereby created in and for the Township of Hanover a Board of Recreation Commissioners, which shall consist of seven members to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Township Committee. All appointments shall be made from among the citizens and residents of Hanover Township.
The Commissioners first appointed shall be appointed for terms of one, two, three, four and five years, respectively, in such manner that the term of at least one Commissioner and not more than two Commissioners shall expire in each year. The two additional Commissioners for which provision is made by the amendment to this section shall be appointed, one for four years and one for five years. Thereafter, all appointments shall be for the term of five years, and vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term only. The members shall serve until their respective successors are appointed and shall qualify.
The members of the Board shall receive no compensation for their services.
[Added 3-13-1958 by Ord. No. 2-58]
The Board heretofore appointed is continued and shall be governed by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:12-1 to 40:12-8 and any amendments thereof or supplements thereto which shall hereafter be adopted.
The Board of Recreation Commissioners herein established shall have all of the powers provided by N.J.S.A. 40:12-1 to 40:12-8 and any amendments thereof or supplements thereto which shall hereafter be adopted.
[Adopted 1-25-2018 by Ord. No. 1-2018]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:12-1.1, the Township Committee shall have the power to appoint up to two alternate members to be designated at the time of appointment as "Alternate No. 1" and "Alternate No. 2." All appointments shall be made from among the citizens and residents of Hanover Township. The alternate members of the Board shall receive no compensation for their services.
The length of the terms of the alternate members shall be five years, the same as the length of the terms of the regular members of the Board of Recreation Commissioners. If two alternates are appointed, their terms shall be staggered by the appointment of one of the alternates for an initial term that is a year less than a regular term. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the governing body for the unexpired term only.
Alternate members may participate in discussions of the proceedings before the Board but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member of the Board of Recreation Commissioners. A vote shall not be delayed in order that a regular member may vote instead of an alternate member. In the event that a choice must be made as to which alternate member is to vote, Alternate No. 1 shall vote.
No alternate member shall be permitted to act on any matter in which the alternate has either directly or indirectly any personal or financial interest. An alternate member may, after public hearing, if he/she requests one, be removed by the Township Committee for cause.