[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Harrison 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 10-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A commission is hereby established in Harrison Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, to be known as the "Harrison Township Veterans Commission."
The purposes of this Commission are to serve as a conduit and foster cooperation between Township veterans and local government; promote veterans' rights; to recommend and arrange for appropriate ceremonies honoring veterans on holidays or otherwise; to assist, advise and promote the maintenance of the Township memorials; to cooperate with the county, state and federal veterans agencies so as to provide better service to veterans who are residents of the Township of Harrison; and provide such studies and reports as may be requested by the Township Committee.
[Amended 1-16-2018 by Ord. No. 3-2018]
The Commission shall consist of six members. One member shall be a member of the Township Committee, appointed by a majority of the governing body. The remaining five members shall be veterans of the Armed Services of the United States, including the Reserves and the New Jersey National Guard and/or the United States Merchant Marines. Except for the Township Committee member, members of the Commission shall serve two-year terms, except that, upon creation of this Commission, in order to create staggered terms, two members shall serve for a one-year term each, and three members shall serve a two-year term each.
The members of the Commission shall receive no salary or stipend. Expenses of the activities of the Commission shall be approved by the governing body before the expenses are incurred and shall be paid by the governing body.
The Commission may not incur any debt or contract for any goods in the name of Harrison Township. It is not intended that, nor shall, the Commission be a subagency of the Township Committee. The Commission shall possess no aspect of policy- or rulemaking authority for the Township.
Should any section, clause, sentence, phrase or provision of this chapter be declared unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this chapter.
All prior ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this chapter be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon final passage and publication in accordance with law.