[Adopted 10-7-2013 by Ord. No. 16-2013]
There is hereby established in the Borough of Westville a Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, which shall have the duties and powers hereunder more particularly set forth, and the members of which shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Borough Council in accordance with the provisions of this article.
The Westville Senior Citizens Advisory Committee shall be composed of seven members and five alternate members who shall be citizens and residents of the Borough of Westville. Such members and alternate members shall be appointed by the Borough Council to serve three-year terms; provided, however, that the initial appointments shall be made in the following manner: three members for initial one-year terms; three members for initial two-year terms, three members for initial three-year terms; and one alternate for an initial two-year term. After the conclusion of the initial terms as herein provided, all terms shall be for three years. The Borough Council shall designate the alternate members as "Alternate No. 1," "Alternate No. 2" and "Alternate No. 3." At meetings of the Westville Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, alternate members shall be permitted to participate in discussion of the proceedings but shall not be permitted to vote except in the absence or disqualification of one or more regular members, in which event, alternate members shall be permitted to vote in lieu of such absent or disqualified regular members in the order of numerical designation of such alternate members.
In addition to the aforementioned members, the Borough Council shall appoint a member of the Borough Council to serve as a liaison to the Westville Senior Citizens Advisory Committee each year, who shall be permitted to participate in discussions of the proceedings of the Committee but who shall not be permitted to vote. Such member of the Borough Council shall serve a one-year term.
All appointments shall expire on December 31. Initial appointments, as above provided, shall be made for the balance of the one-, two-, or three-year term designated, ending on December 31 of such year.
Vacancies shall be filled by the Borough Council for the unexpired term only. The members shall serve until their respective successors are appointed and found qualified.
The Borough Council shall cooperate with the Westville Senior Citizens Advisory Committee to coordinate and provide activities for senior citizens.
There will be no appropriation of public funds to the Westville Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, except as may be provided by the Borough Council for designated purposes consistent with the intent of this article.
The Borough Council shall obtain liability insurance coverage covering the approved activities under the jurisdiction of the Westville Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, the Borough of Westville and individual members of the Westville Senior Citizens Advisory Committee.
Neither the Westville Senior Citizens Advisory Committee nor any member or members thereof shall have any power or right, express or implied, to bind or obligate the Borough of Westville or the Council of the Borough of Westville, directly or indirectly.
The Borough Council reserves the right at any time to limit the jurisdiction, purposes or programs of the Westville Senior Citizens Advisory Committee by resolution of the Borough Council
The Westville Senior Citizens Advisory Committee may organize as it sees fit, choosing a Chairman and such other officers from among its members as it may deem advisable, adopt rules and bylaws for the proper administration of its functions and formulate committees for the administration and handling of its programs.