[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Tuckerton 11-19-1984 by Ord. No. 15-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created a Local Assistance Board in the Borough of Tuckerton pursuant to the General Public Assistance Law (P.L. 1947, c. 156). Said Local Assistance Board shall be composed of three persons, and at least one of them shall be a woman. They shall be appointed by the Mayor of the Borough upon the approval of the Borough Council and shall serve without compensation but shall be allowed their necessary and actual expenses.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 44:8-107 et seq.
The term of one member of the Local Assistance Board shall be for one year, and such member only may be appointed from among the members of the Borough Council of the Borough of Tuckerton. The terms of the other members thereof shall be as follows:
The terms of the other members shall be for two years each, except that the terms of the initial members shall be one year for one member and two years for one other member, in order that their terms may expire in alternate years. Thereafter, the term of each member shall be for two years.
The term of each member of the Local Assistance Board shall begin on the first day of January, and each member shall continue in office until his successor shall be appointed and shall qualify.
The Local Assistance Board shall organize and select a Chairman and Secretary and appoint a Director of Welfare who shall be the first executive and administrative officer of the Board. The Director of Welfare shall hold office for a term of five years from the date of his or her appointment and shall be paid such salary as may be fixed by such Board, subject to the approval of the Borough Council. If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Director of Welfare, a temporary or acting director may be appointed to serve for not more than 90 days.
The Director of Welfare shall have the following duties. The Director shall:
Supervise, by periodic investigation, every person receiving public assistance, such investigation to be made by visitation at least once a month.
Reconsider from month to month the amount and nature of public assistance given and alter, amend or suspend the same when the circumstances so require.
Devise ways and means for bringing persons unable to maintain themselves to self-support or to the support of any other person or agency able and willing so to do.
Keep full and complete records of such investigation, supervision, assistance and rehabilitation and of all certifications of persons for employment or benefits and cancellations thereof in such manner and form as required by the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services.
Bring about appropriate action for commitment to any state or county institution when the best interests of the needy persons would be so deserved.
The Local Assistance Board shall have the powers and perform the duties prescribed by general law and ordinance and shall appoint a Director of Welfare pursuant to the state law.