[Adopted 3-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2-2009]
[Amended 5-13-2009 by Ord. No. 12-2009]
There is hereby established a committee to be known as the Township of Wall Citizens Committee on Affordable Housing (CCAH). The CCAH shall consist of 11 members; seven of the members will be resident representatives and four of the members shall be representatives of the Township and Board of Education.
Initially, the Township Committee shall appoint three members for a one-year term, two members for a two-year term and two members for a three-year term. These terms shall commence retroactively to January 1, 2009. Thereafter, the Township Committee shall appoint or reappoint members for three-year terms. There shall be at least one, but no more than four members from each of the four primary school districts.
The Mayor shall designate two members of the Township Committee to serve as liaison between the CCAH and the governing body. The Township Committee members shall be appointed or reappointed to one-year terms.
The Township Administrator or a designee and the President of the Board of Education shall be appointed as members of the Committee. The individuals who hold these positions shall be appointed by the Township Committee to the CCAH for a one-year term. Should these appointees cease to hold their office, the appointment will terminate and the current holder of said position shall be appointed as a member of the CCAH.
A vacancy occurring on the Committee otherwise than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as an original appointment. All members of the Committee shall serve without compensation.
All members shall be selected on the basis of their qualifications, fitness and desire to fulfill and advance the objectives and purposes of the Committee as defined herein.
The Township Committee shall have the discretion, upon recommendation from the CCAH or the Township Administrator to remove any member appointed to the Committee who are not fulfilling their duties and responsibilities.
The Committee shall conduct an organizational meeting and shall organize as set forth herein within 30 days of the date of the final adoption of this article. Thereafter, an annual organizational meeting shall be conducted during the first meeting of the Committee in January of each year.
The Committee shall elect a Chairperson whose duties will be to fix meeting dates, conduct the meetings, appoint subcommittees and arrange the activities and functions of the Committee so the business shall be accomplished in an orderly and productive fashion.
The CCAH shall also elect one of its members as Vice Chairperson, whose duties are to assist the Chair.
The Board shall also elect one of its members as secretary, whose duties shall be to record the minutes of all meetings and to receive and transmit all correspondence of the CCAH.
The CCAH shall serve at the discretion of the Township Committee and work cooperatively with the Township's Mount Laurel Subcommittee on issues surrounding the Township of Wall's affordable housing mandates.
The CCAH shall meet at least quarterly, or upon call of the Chairman. Actions shall be by a majority vote of all the members. The meeting place and time shall be such as may be determined by the Committee.
The CCAH shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall make an annual report on or before December 1 of each year and submit this report to the Township's Mount Laurel Subcommittee. The report shall be comprehensive in detail concerning the operations and activities of the CCAH during the preceding year.
The CCAH may request from the Township Administrator such assistance as may be proper and reasonably necessary to aid it in the performance of its duties.
The CCAH shall be a resource for the residents of Wall Township, committee groups and the Township's Mount Laurel Subcommittee and shall assist in the gathering and dissemination of information with regard to the Township's affordable housing obligation and promote a greater public awareness of the Fair Housing Act and the Rules of the Council of Affordable Housing.