Township of Holland, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Holland 4-1-1968. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Industrial Commission Ordinance of the Township of Holland."
There is hereby established and created a local Industrial Commission to be known as the "Industrial Commission of the Township of Holland."
A. 
The Industrial Commission of the Township of Holland shall consist of seven members.
B. 
The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Township Committee.
[Amended 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-9]
C. 
Each member shall be, for the last five years preceding his appointment, a citizen of the United States and a qualified voter of the State of New Jersey. Each member shall have had experience in industry or commerce and shall be conversant with the industrial needs and facilities of the Township of Holland. No more than four members shall be from the same political party, and none shall be a Township Committee member.
[Amended 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-9]
D. 
There shall be appointed to the Commission, unless local conditions shall otherwise require, the following representatives:
(1) 
A representative of industry and commerce.
[Amended 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-9]
(2) 
A representative of labor.
(3) 
A representative of a bank located in the Township of Holland.
(4) 
A representative of the Chamber of Commerce active in the Township of Holland.
(5) 
A representative of the service clubs active in the Township of Holland.
(6) 
A representative of the legal profession.
(7) 
A representative of a recognized real estate dealers' association.
E. 
The members and officers of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but each shall receive his actual disbursements for his expenses in performing his duties.
F. 
Of the original members appointed to the Commission, one member shall be appointed for one year, one member for two years, one member for three years, two members for four years and two members for five years. At the expiration of each of the above terms, the new member or members shall be appointed for a term of five years. Vacancies in the membership of the Commission, occurring for whatever cause, shall be filled by appointment by the Township Committee for the unexpired term of the vacant position. Members shall serve for their respective terms and until their successors are appointed and qualify.
[Amended 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-9]
G. 
Any member of the Commission after a public hearing, if he requests one, may be removed by the governing body for cause. "Cause" shall be deemed to include, but not be limited to, absence by a member, without reasonable excuse and prior notice thereof to the Chairman, from three consecutive regular or special meetings, or absence, without reasonable excuse and prior notice thereof to the Chairman, from three regular or special meetings within any six-month period.
[Amended 3-20-1979]
A. 
The members of the Commission shall annually choose from among the members a Chairman and such other officers as they may deem necessary. The Mayor of the Township of Holland shall be an ex officio member of the Commission, but shall have no voting privileges.
[Amended 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-9]
B. 
A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.
C. 
The Commission may adopt rules and regulations for the administration of the provisions of this chapter. All such rules and regulations shall be subject to the requirements of state law.
A. 
Insofar as may be practicable, the employees and assistants required by the Commission shall be recruited from the public officers and employees of the Township. The Municipal Counsel shall be the counsel to the Commission; the Municipal Engineer shall be the engineer of the Commission; and the several departments of the municipal government shall be available to the Commission for the purposes of the Commission's business. Municipal employees serving the Commission shall do so without compensation other than their regular compensation as employees of the municipality. The Commission shall, from time to time, make known to the Mayor its wants in the nature of services by employees of the municipality, and the Mayor shall designate which of the municipality's employees, if any, shall render such services.
B. 
To the extent that the Commission shall deem it necessary to carry on its function, and to the extent that it shall consider the services of existing employees of the municipality insufficient for its purposes, it may employ such additional employees or services and at such compensation as may be approved by resolution of the Township Committee. Its requirements in this direction shall be submitted from time to time in writing to the Township Committee.
C. 
The Commission shall have and maintain a suitable office where its maps, plans, documents, records and accounts shall be kept, subject to public inspection at such times and under such reasonable regulations as the Commission shall determine. If practicable, existing office facilities of the Township shall be used without charge by the Township, and the office and similar equipment of the municipality shall, wherever possible, be used by and be made available for the use of the Commission without charge.
To effectuate its purposes, the Commission shall have the following powers:
A. 
To sue and be sued.
B. 
To adopt and use an Official Seal.
C. 
To adopt suitable bylaws for the management of its affairs.
D. 
To determine the qualifications and duties of its employees and to fix, subject to the foregoing provisions hereof, their compensation.
E. 
To enter into contracts.
The Commission is created to pursue, perform and exercise all those purposes, functions and powers authorized by N.J.S.A. 40:55B-1 to 40:55B-10, inclusive, subject to the limitations therein set forth.
The Commission shall make an annual report to the Township Committee, setting forth in detail its operations and transactions for the preceding 12 months.