[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Colts Neck 7-11-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to establish the Colts Neck Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, whose mission is to provide consultation, programs, training, and resources to the Colts Neck community with the goal of preventing and reducing the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
There is hereby established in the Township of Colts Neck a permanent committee to be known and designated as the "Colts Neck Municipal Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse" (hereinafter referred to as "Alliance"). The Alliance must publish an agenda for each Alliance meeting, adopt bylaws, keep minutes of all Alliance meetings, permit public comment at meetings, abide by the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act and have a quorum of Alliance members for action to be taken by the Alliance. (A quorum is 50% of the official Alliance membership plus one.)
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.
The membership of the Alliance shall consist of 13 members, who shall formally meet on a monthly basis. Members shall be appointed by the Colts Neck Township Committee and shall serve for a period of three years.
The membership of the Alliance shall include the following
A representative from the Township Committee.
A representative or an employee of the Board of Health.
A member of the Township's Board of Education or a designated Board of Education staff person.
A representative of the Township Police Department.
A representative of each parent-teacher organization on a rotating basis so that only one representative is a voting member at any given time.
A student assistance counselor (SAC).
A representative of a local civic association.
A representative of local religious groups.
A representative of the senior citizen community.
A representative of the Juvenile Conference Committee.
A representative of local businesses.
A private citizen who resides in the Township.
The responsibilities and powers of the Alliance shall be as follows:
To create a network of community leaders, private citizens, and representatives from public and private human services agencies who are dedicated to a comprehensive and coordinated effort to promote and support drug and alcohol prevention and education programs and related activities, with an emphasis on all ages along the developmental life processes.
To conduct an assessment of its community to determine the needs of the community in relation to alcoholism and drug abuse issues.
To identify existing efforts and services acting to reduce alcoholism and drug abuse.
To coordinate projects within the municipality to avoid fragmentation and duplication.
To develop programs to be implemented at the municipal level or participate in regionally developed programs that accomplish the purpose of the Alliance effort and the purpose of the Municipal Alliance Committee.
To assist the municipality in acquiring funds for Alliance programs.
To cooperate with the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the Alliance steering subcommittee to provide municipal data, reports or other information which may be required for the County Annual Municipal Alliance Plan or needed to assist the Alliance effort (per N.J.S.A. 26:2BB-7 et seq.).