[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Little Egg Harbor 2-12-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Floodplain Management Plan Committee, which shall be an advisory body responsible for aiding the Township Engineer in preparing a Floodplain Management Plan, discussing various aspects of the Floodplain Management Plan, including assessing the hazard, assessing the problem, setting goals, and reviewing possible activities and strategies to mitigate the hazard, and drafting an action plan.
The Floodplain Management Committee shall consist of 10 members, who shall serve without compensation. The members shall be appointed by the Township Committee from the following Township Departments:
The Mayor and Township Council may appoint by resolution two additional members of the public who currently reside in the floodplain area.
The Chair of the Committee will be the Township Engineer.
A secretary shall be elected annually from among the members of the Committee.
The Chair shall establish the meeting schedule.
There shall be two alternate members, who shall be appointed by the Township Committee.
The term of office for the appointed members of the Committee shall be for two years.
A vacancy on the Committee occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term only by the Mayor.
All terms shall run from January 1 of the year in which the appointment is made.
Committee members shall meet and discuss various aspects of the Floodplain Management Plan and draft an action plan.
The Mayor or Township Committee may remove any member of the Committee for cause, on written charges served upon the member and after a hearing thereon at which the member shall be entitled to be heard in person or by counsel.
The Committee shall:
Identify and assess flood hazards within the Township;
Establish goals and objectives;
Review possible activities and strategies designed to minimize flooding and mitigate the impacts from flooding in the future;
Aid in the preparation and drafting of an action plan;
Hold two public information sessions a year in a floodplain area;
Keep records of its meetings and make an annual report to the governing body; and
Perform any other duties as directed by the Mayor and Township Committee.