Township of Stafford, NJ
Ocean County
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[Adopted 12-18-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-90]
There is hereby established a Natural Lands Trust Advisory Committee which shall consist of 15 members and five alternate members.
A. 
The Natural Lands Trust Advisory Committee shall consist of the Chairperson of the Environmental Commission, the Chairperson of the Historic Preservation Commission, the Chairperson of the Recreation Advisory Committee, Council President of the Stafford Township governing body and one additional Township Council member designated by the Township Council. The Committee shall also have ten at-large members of the community who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Council.
B. 
There shall be five alternates to the Natural Lands Trust Committee who shall be designated as "Alternates 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5." The alternate members shall be permitted to participate at meetings of the Committee but shall not vote unless a regular member or members are absent, in which case an alternate member in numerical order shall be permitted to vote in the absence of a regular member or members. The terms of all members of the Natural Lands Trust Committee shall be for a term of one year commencing on January 1 of the year of the appointment and ending on December 31 of the year of the appointment. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of the term shall be filled for the unexpired term. The 10 at-large members and five alternate members of the community shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Council.
The members of the Committee shall serve without compensation.
A. 
The Natural Lands Trust Advisory Committee shall be responsible for the evaluation of properties to be acquired and developed for open space and recreation and conservation purposes, pursuant to the establishment of the annual levy for this purpose under N.J.S.A. 40:12-15.7. The Committee shall make recommendations to the governing body concerning acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes, development of lands acquired for recreation and conservation purposes, maintenance of lands acquired for recreation and conservation purposes, acquisition of farmland for farmland preservation purposes, historic preservation of historic properties, structures, facilities, sites, areas or objects, and the acquisition of such properties, structures, facilities, sites, areas or objects for historic preservation purposes.
B. 
Nothing contained in this section shall authorize this Committee to enter into any contract or agreement or expend, obligate or otherwise encumber funds of the Township for any of the purposes set forth in this section, and the powers of the Committee shall be limited to the making of recommendations and providing reports as needed or appropriate to the governing body in accordance with this section.
C. 
In the case of the Chairperson of the Environmental Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and the Recreation Advisory Committee, they shall have the right to designate, in writing, that the Vice Chair of the Commission or Committee can serve in their place in the case of their absence at a meeting.
D. 
The Township Administrator and the Community Development Director shall be ex-officio members of the Natural Lands Trust Advisory Committee and shall have the right to attend and participate at all meetings of the Committee but shall not have a vote on the Committee.
E. 
The Council President of the Stafford Township governing body or his or her councilmanic designee shall be the Chairperson of the Natural Lands Trust Advisory Committee. The additional Township Council member designated by the Township Council or his or her designee shall be the Vice Chairperson of the Committee.
A. 
The governing body may make provisions in its budget and appropriate funds for the expenses of the Committee as needed.
B. 
All expenditures must be approved by the governing body of the Township of Stafford.