[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Holland 2-5-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Committee to be known as the "Parks and Recreation Committee" (hereinafter called the "Committee"). This Committee shall consist of seven persons, nominated by the Mayor and approved by the Township Committee, for two-year terms commencing on January 1 of the year of appointment. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the members first appointed under this section shall take office immediately following their appointment, and four shall be appointed for terms ending December 31, 2003, and three shall be appointed for terms ending December 31, 2002. A vacancy occurring for any reason, except by reason of expiration of the member's term of office on the Committee, shall be filled for the balance of the member's term only. There shall also be a liaison to the Committee who shall be a member of the Township Committee, appointed by the Township Committee for a one-year term. Such liaison shall also be a full member of the Committee, entitled to participate in discussion and vote. For the year 2002 the Township Committee liaison shall be the Chairman of the Committee. The Director of Parks and Recreation for the Township shall also be a member of the Committee, serving ex officio during his employment as such Director, and shall be entitled to participate in discussions but not vote.
Members of the Committee (other than the liaison and Director) shall serve without compensation. Except as set forth above for the year 2002 as to the Chairman, the Committee shall select a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among its members (who may be the liaison), and shall select a Secretary who may be either a Committee member or some other suitable person.
The Committee shall establish an annual schedule of meetings, but the Committee may also meet as needed at the call of the Chairman or of any two members. Notice of Committee meetings shall be given in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, and at or prior to such time, notice of the meeting shall be given to all Committee members. The Committee shall conduct its business observing Roberts Rules of Order and shall comply with all ordinances and regulations of the Township.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.
The Committee's responsibilities and duties shall be to set policies and procedures for the orderly conduct of recreation and use of parks in the Township, including the Riegel Ridge Community Center. Such procedures shall be developed with input from the Director. The Committee shall also prepare a proposed annual budget for parks and recreation which shall be presented to the Township Committee in a timely manner.
The Committee shall have no authority itself to enter into any contracts, to hire, engage or discharge employees, consultants or independent contractors, to submit grant applications, or to make any budgetary commitments. The Committee is not established as an independent body politic and shall have no power to sue or be sued. All monies collected by the Committee shall be transmitted to the Township Treasurer.