[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Harrison 12-5-2016 by Ord. No. 30-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Harrison Township Green Team be and is hereby established as an advisory committee to the Harrison Township Committee.
The General Purpose for the Green Team shall include but not be limited to:
Managing Harrison Township's participation in the Sustainable Jersey program;
Encouraging the Township staff to pursue sustainable practices where possible and implement the Township Committee's environmental goals;
At the recommendation of the Township Committee, work with the existing groups within the Township whose actions effect environmental issues so as to eliminate duplication and assure that important tasks are covered;
Coordinate input and provide management for any website or social media accounts for the Township's sustainability program;
Provide suggestions for further research and action to the Township Committee;
At the direction of the Township Committee, provide advice and suggestions to the Township Joint Land Use Board and the Township Historic Preservation Commission to assure that environmental issues are considered in their deliberations and actions;
Create, manage and organize various ad hoc environmental groups within the Township;
Solicit and evaluate environmental ideas and suggestions from the community;
Promote the cause of sustainability within the Township;
To apply for and receive grants and/or donations which shall be utilized to promote sustainability.
The Harrison Township Committee shall appoint seven Township residents to serve as the Green Team. The Green Team shall elect from among its members a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer. Initially, three members shall be appointed to a three-year term, two members to a two-year term and two members to a one-year term. Thereafter, all terms shall be for three years. Additionally, a member of the Township Committee and the Township Administrator shall serve as ex officio members of the Green Team. Ex officio members shall not vote.
Four alternate members may also be appointed by the Township Committee, and their terms shall be two years each, computed from January 1 of the year of their appointment. They shall be designated by the Township Committee at the time of their appointment as "Alternate No. 1," "Alternate No. 2," "Alternate No. 3" and "Alternate No. 4." Alternate members may participate in discussions with the Green Team, but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member.
A vacancy occurring in either type of membership otherwise than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
A vacancy occurring in a member position shall be offered to the individual occupying the position in "Alternate No. 1." If denied or that position is vacant, the position shall be offered to the individual occupying the position in "Alternate No. 2." If denied or that position is vacant, the position shall be offered to the individual occupying the position in "Alternate No. 3." If denied or that position is vacant, the position shall be offered to the individual occupying the position in "Alternate No. 4." If no alternate member accepts the member position, then the Green Team shall interview and appoint a nonmember to a member position.
The Green Team may select Township volunteers to work on the Green Team projects.
The names of the Green Team volunteers shall periodically be submitted to the Township and the Green Team committee reports, minutes, etc. shall also be submitted to the Township Committee.
By December 20 of each year, the Green Team shall submit a detailed written report to the Township Committee. The annual report shall provide an evaluation of the Green Team initiatives and sustainable practices during the prior 11 months. The report may also include recommendations to the Township Committee for sustainable practices in the upcoming year.