[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Penns Grove 3-25-1969 (Ch. 23 of the 1986 Code); amended in its entirety 7-5-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-5. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq., the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, there shall be in the Borough of Penns Grove a body corporate and politic to be known as the "Housing Authority of Penns Grove."
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-17, the Housing Authority shall consist of seven members known as "Commissioners." The Council shall appoint five Commissioners of the Housing Authority, and the Commissioners first appointed by said Council shall be designated to expire December 31, 1963, December 31, 1964, December 31, 1965, December 31, 1966, and December 31, 1967, respectively, but thereafter Commissioners so appointed shall hold office for terms of five years, except that all vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term. All Commissioners shall hold office until their successors have been appointed and qualified. A sixth member of the Housing Authority shall be appointed by such state authority as is by law designated to make such appointment, and such member shall hold office at the pleasure of the state authority appointing him. A seventh member, also having a five-year term, shall be appointed by the Mayor. The member appointed by the state authority shall be entitled to all the privileges of membership on such authority. Not more than one Commissioner may be an officer or employee of the Borough of Penns Grove. A Commissioner shall receive no compensation for his/her services but shall be entitled to the necessary expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the discharge of his/her duties.
The Housing Authority shall have such powers as are set forth under N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-22 or as it may be amended.