Borough of Tuckerton, NJ
Ocean County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Tuckerton 3-1-2004 by Ord. No. 7-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Flood hazards — See Ch. 166.
Solid waste — See Ch. 223.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 249.
There is hereby established an Environmental Commission in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1. The Environmental Commission shall be responsible for the protection, development and use of natural resources, including water resources, located within the Borough of Tuckerton.
[Amended 5-2-2005 by Ord. No. 6-2005; 2-6-2006 by Ord. No. 1-2006]
A. 
The Environmental Commission shall consist of seven regular members and two alternate members, designated as "Alternate No. 1" and "Alternate No. 2," appointed by the Mayor of the Borough of Tuckerton. The Mayor shall designate one of the members of the Environmental Commission to serve as Chairman and presiding officer.
B. 
The Mayor shall have the right to appoint not more than three Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) members to support the Environmental Commission. The CAC member(s) shall not be considered members of the Environmental Commission, but rather an advisory board to the Environmental Commission. The CAC member(s) shall, as directed by the Chairman of the Environmental Commission, assist the Environmental Commission in its work and perform such other functions as directed and authorized by the Environmental Commission Chairman. The CAC member(s) will also advise the Environmental Commission on relevant topics and local concerns. Terms shall be at the discretion of the Mayor, based upon the recommendation of the Chairman.
C. 
The Chairman may appoint nonresidents and residents as "associate members" of the CAC to assist with specific projects.
[Amended 5-2-2005 by Ord. No. 6-2005; 2-6-2006 by Ord. No. 1-2006]
A. 
The initial term of office for the first five members of the Commission shall be as follows: two members for one year; two members for two years; and one member for three years. Two positions shall be added effective January 1, 2006; one shall be for one year ending December 31, 2006, and a second for two years ending December 31, 2007. As the term of each member on the Commission expires, his successor shall be appointed for a term of three years. All terms shall commence on January 1 of the year of appointment. A vacancy on the Commission occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.
B. 
The terms of office for the alternate members of the Commission shall be 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. All terms shall commence on January 1 of the year of appointment. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the Mayor for the unexpired term only.
The Mayor and governing body of the Borough may remove any member of the Environmental Commission for cause on written charges served upon a member. The member shall be entitled to a hearing and shall be entitled to be represented by counsel.
The Environmental Commission shall:
A. 
Formulate such recommendations to the Borough Council concerning open space preservation, water resources management, air pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscaping protection, environmental appearance, marine resources and the protection of flora and fauna.
B. 
Initiate studies concerning open space preservation, water resources management, air pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscaping protection, environmental appearance, marine resources and the protection of flora and fauna.
C. 
Keep an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned, including open marshlands, swamps and other wetlands, in order to obtain information on the proper use of such areas and make recommendations to the Planning Board and the governing body concerning the same.
D. 
Keep records of its meetings and activities and make an annual report to the governing body.
E. 
Coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes and advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts, plans and pamphlets and promote public education programs which support recycling and the preservation of our environment.
F. 
Subject to the approval of the governing body, acquire property, both real and personal, in the name of the municipality, by gift, purchase, grant, bequest, dense or lease, for any of its purposes and shall administer the same for such purposes subject to terms of the conveyance or gift.
G. 
Appoint such clerks and other employees and incur such expenses as it may from time to time require, provided that the same shall be within the limit of funds appropriated to it by the governing body or otherwise available to it.
H. 
Formulate such recommendations to the Borough Council concerning the restoration, protection and maintenance of all tidal and nontidal waterways and shorelines within the Borough, including man-made and natural lagoons and adjacent waters of the Little Egg Harbor Bay.
[Added 12-16-2019 by Ord. No. 8-2019]
I. 
Seek alternative sources of funding for waterway initiatives from all available public and private sources and manage projects with thorough communications and goals and coordinate with all county, state and federal regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over Borough waterways for the purpose of advancing local objectives.
[Added 12-16-2019 by Ord. No. 8-2019]