[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover 8-10-1995 by Ord. No. 24-95. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A new chapter to be known as Chapter 20 and entitled "Whippanong Garden Club" is hereby adopted as set forth below.
The Whippanong Garden Club is hereby established by the Township of Hanover. A member of the Township Committee shall serve as a member of the Whippanong Garden Club and liaison to the governing body.
The intent and purpose of the Whippanong Garden Club is to coordinate and/or conduct beautification and/or landscaping projects within the Township of Hanover.
With the advice and consent of the Township Committee, the Whippanong Garden Club may be granted the following powers and duties in discharging its intent and purpose:
The Whippanong Garden Club 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 Whippanong Garden Club shall have the power to appoint subcommittees of the general citizenry in specific areas and for specific beautification projects.
The Whippanong Garden Club 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 Whippanong Garden Club may apply for any state, federal and private grants for the purpose of beautification projects within the Township.
Upon enactment of this chapter, the members of the Whippanong Garden Club shall be appointed by the Township Committee to initial terms of two years expiring on December 31, 1997. All subsequent terms thereafter shall be for periods of three years and until the appointment of qualified successors.
Members of the Whippanong Garden Club shall be residents of the Township and should have some background, either through education or experience, associated with horticulture or landscaping.
The members of the Club shall serve without remuneration.
In the event of a vacancy occurring on the Club other than by expiration of a term, such vacancy shall be filled by the Township Committee for the unexpired term.
The Whippanong Garden Club 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, establishment of dates and places of meetings, adoption of bylaws or rules of procedure and such other business as may properly come before the Club at the annual reorganization meeting.
The Club shall designate one of its members to serve as the 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 Whippanong Garden Club. Should the Whippanong Garden Club receive any gifts, donations or bequests, such funds shall be deposited in a trust fund account and shall not be utilized for any horticulture or landscaping projects 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.