[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wood-Bridge 5-1-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-6. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this section is to establish the Wood-Ridge Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse, whose mission is to provide consultation, programs, training and resources to the Wood-Ridge community with the goal of preventing the reducing the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
There is hereby established in the Borough of Wood-Ridge a permanent committee to be known and designated as the" Wood-Ridge Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse" (hereinafter referred to as "Alliance"). The Alliance must publish an agenda for each Alliance meeting, adopt bylaws, keep minutes of all Alliance meetings, permit public comment at meetings, and have a quorum of Alliance members for action to be taken by the Alliance (a quorum is 50% of the official Alliance membership plus one).
A Membership to the Alliance shall consist of seven members, which shall formally meet on a quarterly basis. Members shall be selected by the Mayor and Council and shall serve for a period of one year commencing at the Mayor and Council's annual reorganization meeting and ending on December 31 of that calendar year.
Membership to the Alliance shall include the following:
To create a network of community leaders, private citizens, and representatives from public and private human services agencies who are dedicated to a comprehensive and coordinated effort to promote and support drug and alcohol prevention and education programs and related activities with an emphasis on all ages along the developmental life processes.
To conduct an assessment of their community to determine the needs of the community in relation to alcoholism and drug abuse issues.
To identify existing efforts and services acting to reduce alcoholism and drug abuse.
To develop programs to be implemented at the municipal level or participate in regionally developed programs that accomplish the purpose of the Alliance effort and the purpose of the Municipal Alliance Committee.
To assist the municipality in acquiring funds for the Alliance programs.
To cooperate with the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse to provide municipal data, reports or other information which may be needed to assist in the Alliance effort.