[HISTORY: 1984 Code §§ 5-54.1—5-54.4 as amended through December 31, 2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, P.L. 1992, c. 79, (N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq.) there is hereby continued a body corporate and politic to be known as the "City of South Amboy Redevelopment Agency" (hereinafter referred to as the "Agency"), which is an instrumentality of the City of South Amboy. The Agency shall act pursuant to the procedures of the Local Authorities Fiscal Control Law, P.L. 1983, c. 313 (N.J.S.A. 40A:5A-1 et seq.), as amended and supplemented.
The Agency shall consist of seven Commissioners. No more than two Commissioners shall be officers or employees of the municipality. Each Commissioner shall hold office for the term of his or her appointment and until his or her successor shall have been appointed and qualified. Any vacancy occurring in the office of Commissioner, from any cause, shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, but for the unexpired term. A Commissioner who is a member of the governing body shall serve for a term of one year.
The five Commissioners currently serving on the established City of South Amboy Redevelopment Agency and appointed by the Council of the City of South Amboy shall continue in office until the terms for which they were appointed expire and their successors are appointed and qualified. The terms of those Agency Commissioners who were appointed by the Mayor or the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs shall cease and terminate 90 days after the effective date of the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, P.L. 1992, c. 79 (N.J.S.A. 40A: 12A-1 et seq.).
A certificate of the appointment or reappointment of each Commissioner shall be filed with the City Clerk, and that certificate shall be conclusive evidence of the due and proper appointment of that Commissioner. A Commissioner shall receive no compensation for his services but shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual expenses necessarily incurred in the discharge of the duties of a Commissioner, including travel expenses.
The powers of the Agency shall be vested in the Commissioners thereon in office from time to time. Four Commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting business and exercising powers and all other purposes. Action may be taken by the Agency upon the affirmative vote of the majority, but not fewer than four of the Commissioners present, unless in any case by bylaws of the Agency shall require a larger number. The Agency shall select a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson from among the Commissioners, and it shall employ an Executive Director, who shall be its secretary.
No Commissioner or employee of the Agency shall acquire any interest, direct or indirect, in a redevelopment project or in any property included or planned to be included in a project, nor shall be or she have any interest, direct or indirect, in any contract or proposed contract for materials and services to be furnished or used in connection with a project. If any Commissioner or employee of the Agency owns or controls an interest, direct or indirect, in any property included or planned to be included in a project, he or she shall immediately disclose the same in writing to the Agency, and the disclosure shall be entered upon the minutes of the Agency. Failure so to disclose such an interest shall constitute misconduct in office. A Commissioner or employee required by this section to make a disclosure shall not participate in any action by the Agency affecting the property with respect to which disclosure is required. For inefficiency or neglect of duty or misconduct in office, a Commissioner may be removed by the Council of the City of South Amboy. A Commissioner may be removed only after he or she has been given a copy of the charges at least 10 days prior to the hearing thereon and has had an opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel. In the event of a removal of a Commissioner, a record of the proceedings, together with the charges and findings thereon, shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk.
The Executive Director of the Agency shall be qualified in accordance with the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, P.L. 1992, c. 79 (N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq.), as amended and supplemented.
The Executive Director shall serve at the pleasure of the Commissioners of the Agency and may be relieved of his duties only after 120 days' notice.
The Agency may provide that the Executive Director be the appointing authority for all or any portion of the employees of the Agency.
The Executive Director shall assign and supervise employees in the performance of their duties.
The Executive Director shall be in the unclassified service of civil service, and all other employees shall be in the classified service of civil service, except as may be otherwise provided by Title 11A of the New Jersey Statutes.
The Agency shall have all the powers, rights, duties and obligations as set forth in the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, P.L. 1992, c. 79 (N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq.), and as now are and may be hereafter granted and imposed by law.