[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 2-20-2018 by Ord. No. 1-2018. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 73, Timbuctoo Advisory Committee, adopted 5-26-2015 by Ord. No. 6-2015.
The purpose of the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee is to advise and assist the Township Committee, Land Development Board, Historic Preservation Committee, all municipal departments, committees and officials on all issues related to the historic significance of Timbuctoo.
The Committee established by this chapter shall be known as the "Timbuctoo Advisory Committee."
The Timbuctoo Advisory Committee shall act only in an advisory capacity and may make recommendations as it relates to Timbuctoo and the archaeological sites associated with Timbuctoo, as located within the Township of Westampton along the North Branch of the Rancocas Creek.
There is hereby established the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee to the Township of Westampton, which shall consist of up to seven members, who shall be appointed by the Township Committee, shall serve without salary or other compensation, and shall each be removable from office by the Township Committee at any time without cause, upon a vote of a majority of all members of the Township Committee.
Class A. One member of the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee shall be a member of the Westampton Township Committee. Said member of the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee shall serve for a term of one year.
Class B. Two members of the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee shall be decedents of the Timbuctoo Settlement Village. Said descendants shall be verified as being descendants of Timbuctoo in a manner prescribed by the Westampton Township Committee. If a descendant of the Timbuctoo Settlement Village should not be available, an additional Class C member shall be appointed for the term. Said terms for descendant members of the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee shall be for three-year terms, except that the initial terms upon creation of the committee and appointment shall be staggered as follows:
Class C. Six members of the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee of which at least four shall be residents of Westampton Township. The Township Committee shall give preference to residents, veterans, members of the Westampton Historical Preservation Committee and individuals who expertise in areas such as archaeology, New Jersey history, historic preservation, African American studies, genealogy, press relations, event planning or grant writing. Class C members shall be appointed to three-year terms, except that the initial terms upon creation of the three additional committee members be staggered as follows:
One member shall be appointed for a term with an initial expiration date of December 31, 2018;
One member shall be appointed for a term with an initial expiration date of December 31, 2019; and
One member shall be appointed for a term with an initial expiration date of December 31, 2020.
A reorganization meeting shall be held annually during the month of January, except for an initial reorganizational meeting, which shall occur no later than 60 days following the adoption of this chapter and establishment of the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee. At such a meeting, the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee shall elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary from the Committee. The Committee shall hold at least one regular meeting quarterly. Committee procedures shall comply with the Open Public Meetings Act. A majority of all members shall constitute a quorum; in the event of any vacancies on the committee at any time, then a majority of all then-existing members shall constitute a quorum.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.
The Timbuctoo Advisory Committee Secretary, to be selected among Committee members, shall keep minutes of all of its proceedings.
The Committee is established to assist in the promotion of Timbuctoo and its historic significance to the Township of Westampton, Burlington County, State of New Jersey, and the United States. The Committee is further established to promote the education of the public as to the historic significance of Timbuctoo, foster the preservation of Timbuctoo and its location for future generations to enjoy and understand the history of Timbuctoo. The Committee shall have the following functions:
Promotion of the management of the Timbuctoo site, its resources and archaeological treasures.
Foster the Timbuctoo site and encourage the careful preservation of the archaeological site known as "Timbuctoo."
Planning and implementation of programs to educate local residents, school children, and the public at large regarding Timbuctoo, its history and heritage.
Maintaining an inventory of the Timbuctoo artifacts, including documenting all artifacts located therein.
Assisting the Township Committee in the maintenance of the Timbuctoo site, and its appropriate use for publicly owned open space within Timbuctoo and its surrounding areas in the Township of Westampton.
Assisting the Township Committee, Land Development Board and other Township departments and committees in Timbuctoo's historic significance to the Township of Westampton for the purpose of long-range planning for Timbuctoo.
Reviewing, researching and identifying potential grant opportunities to be utilized at Timbuctoo in furtherance of the goals as established by this chapter and committee.
Providing advice to the Township Committee concerning the presentation of literature and other advertisements as to the significance of Timbuctoo within the Township of Westampton.
Appointing special advisors to work pro bono with the Timbuctoo Advisory Committee and the Township on special projects.
Performing such other duties as directed by the Westampton Township Committee.