[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middle 5-4-2015 by Ord. No. 1497-15. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This is hereby created the "Middle Township Veterans Advisory Board."
The mission of the Veterans Advisory Board is to advise the Township Committee on programs and initiatives available to improve the quality of life for Middle Township's veterans. The Board shall work to preserve the memory and the dignity of all United States veterans worldwide and shall work with other local veteran and military groups to orchestrate local activities and ceremonies throughout the calendar year, particularly Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
The Board shall assist veterans with questions concerning what entitlements for which they might be eligible as a United States veteran, and provide direction as to how and where their questions should be answered.
The group will ensure that local government remains responsive to our veterans' needs and to ensure that traditions which honor our veterans are perpetuated.
The Veterans Advisory Board shall have no policy-making powers, nor shall it have the power to hire employees or otherwise expend moneys.
[Amended 11-2-2015 by Ord. No. 1515-15]
This Board shall consist of 10 members and two alternate members, whereas the chairperson shall be appointed by the Mayor, and said Board shall be made up of a balanced mix of active military, veterans and concerned Township citizens.
The initial appointees to the Board shall serve terms as follows:
Thereafter, all subsequent or reappointed members shall serve a term of three years commencing January 1.
The Veterans Advisory Board shall utilize such secretary as may be appointed by the Township Committee and shall utilize the services of the Township Solicitor for all legal matters. The members of the Veterans Advisory Board shall serve without compensation.
The Veterans Advisory Board shall adopt rules and regulations with regard to time, place, frequency and conduct of meetings.