[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-22. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established within the City of Bordentown a board known and referred to as the "City of Bordentown Local Assistance Board."
The Local Assistance Board shall have and execute such duties as may be prescribed by the New Jersey General Public Assistance Law, N.J.S.A. 44:8-107 et seq.
The City of Bordentown Local Assistance Board shall be composed of five persons. At least one member of the Board shall be a woman. All members of the Board shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Bordentown upon the approval of the Board of Commissioners. Members of the Local Assistance Board shall serve without compensation but shall be allowed their necessary and actual expenses.
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 membership of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown. The term of each remaining member of the Local Assistance Board shall be for four years, with one term expiring in each year. 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. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
The Local Assistance Board shall organize and select a Chairman and a Secretary and shall appoint a Director of Welfare, who shall be the 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 appointment and shall be paid such salary as may be fixed by the Local Assistance Board, subject to approval by the Board of Commissioners. In the case of vacancy in the office of Director of Welfare, one temporary or Acting Director may be appointed to serve for not more than 90 days. Other employees of the Local Assistance Board, including but not limited to assistants, clerks, investigators and nurses, in such numbers as may be necessary to properly administer public assistance, shall be appointed in the same manner as other employees of the City of Bordentown. No employee of the Welfare Department of the City of Bordentown whose compensation is paid from funds received or appropriated for public assistance, or the administration thereof in any manner, shall hold any office in any political party.
The duties of the Director of Welfare shall be those as are prescribed by statute.