Borough of Tuckerton, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Tuckerton 6-19-1995 by Ord. No. 9-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 8-18-2003 by Ord. No. 10-2003; 7-7-2004 by Ord. No. 15-2004]
There is hereby established an Economic Development Committee for the Borough of Tuckerton, which Committee shall consist of five members and two alternates to be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Borough Council.
A. 
The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Borough Council, shall appoint two members for a one-year term, two members for a two-year term and one member for a three-year term. Terms shall begin January 1 of the year of appointment. Upon the expiration of the initial terms of appointment, all reappointments shall be for a term of three years. Any vacancy which occurs prior to the expiration of the term for that member shall be filled for the unexpired term only. The two alternate members shall be designated at the time of appointment as Alternate No. 1 and Alternate No. 2. The terms of the alternate members shall be for two years, except that the terms of the alternate members first appointed shall be two years for Alternate No. 1 and one year for Alternate No. 2, so that the term of not more than one alternate member shall expire in any one year. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
[Amended 8-18-2003 by Ord. No. 10-2003; 7-7-2004 by Ord. No. 15-2004]
B. 
At the first meeting of the Economic Development Committee, a Chairperson and Secretary shall be elected by a majority vote of the Committee members to serve for terms of one year.
The Economic Development Committee shall be strictly an advisory council and shall perform the functions and exercise the powers hereinafter enumerated:
A. 
It will develop ways and means of attracting commercial enterprise to the Borough of Tuckerton.
B. 
It will make recommendations to attract commercial enterprise toward the same to the Mayor and Borough Council for consideration.
C. 
It shall not exercise any power of condemnation or eminent domain and shall not be authorized to pledge the credit of the Borough of Tuckerton or to create any debt against or in any manner act as the agent of the Borough.
D. 
It shall classify vacant lands according to their adaptability for the settlement thereon of various types of commercial enterprises.
E. 
It shall make a study of the tax structure with a view towards reducing the tax burden on the residents of Tuckerton Borough.
F. 
The Chairperson of the Economic Development Committee shall make an annual report to the Mayor and Borough Council setting forth, in detail, its operations and transactions for the preceding 12 months. The Secretary of the Economic Development Committee shall keep complete and accurate records of its meetings.
G. 
It may utilize the services of the Borough Attorney and Borough Engineer upon approval of the Mayor and Borough Council.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 60, Officers and Employees, Art. I, Municipal Attorney, and Art. II, Municipal Engineer.