[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lacey: Art. I, 5-10-1990 by Ord. No. 15-90 (Ch. 3 of the 1974 Code); Art. II, 2-13-1997 by Ord. No. 97-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-10-1990 by Ord. No. 15-90 (Ch. 3 of the 1974 Code)]
[Amended 7-11-1996 by Ord. No. 96-36]
There shall be established a Municipal Alliance Comittee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
Membership on the Municipal Alliance Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall include but not necessarily be limited to representatives of the following groups:
A Mayoral representative.
The Chief of Police.
The President of the School Board.
The Superintendent of Schools.
The Student Assistant Coordinator.
A representative of the PTA.
A representative of the local bargaining unit for teachers.
A representative of the Chamber of Commerce.
A representative of organized labor.
A representative of the court system.
A representative of a local civic association.
A representative of a local treatment provider agency.
A representative of a local religious group.
A youth representative.
A recovered substance abuser.
The purposes of the Municipal Alliance Committee shall include the following:
To organize and coordinate efforts involving school, law enforcement, business and community groups for purposes of reducing alcoholism and drug abuse.
To develop, in conjunction with the LEA, comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse education programs for Grades K-12.
To develop, in conjunction with the LEA, procedures for intervention, treatment/referral and discipline of students involved with substance abuse.
To develop comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse education, outreach and support efforts for parents.
To develop a comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse community awareness program.
The functions of the Municipal Alliance Committee shall be:
To create a network of community leaders, private citizens and representatives for public and private human service agencies who are dedicated to promote and support drug and alcohol prevention and education programs.
To conduct an assessment of community-wide needs pertaining to drug abuse and alcohol issues.
To identify existing efforts and services acting to reduce alcoholism and drug abuse.
To assist in the development of programs at the municipal level that accomplish the purpose of the Alliance effort.
To assist the municipality in acquiring funds for Alliance programs.
To cooperate with the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, as well as the County Alliance Committee, to provide data, reports or other information that may be needed to assist in the Alliance effort.
[Adopted 2-13-1997 by Ord. No. 97-02]
There is hereby created the position of Municipal Alliance Coordinator for the Township of Lacey.
The position of Municipal Alliance Coordinator shall be a part-time position. The Coordinator's hours shall not exceed 19 hours per week, and he or she shall work at least two hours each day, Monday through Friday.
The Municipal Alliance Coordinator shall be appointed by the Township Committee and shall serve for a term of one year, commencing on January 1 of the year of appointment and ending on December 31 of that year or until a successor has been appointed and qualified.
To be appointed to the position of Municipal Alliance Coordinator for the Township of Lacey, an individual must possess the following qualifications:
Preferred, but not required, graduation from a four-year course at an accredited college or university.
Experience or training in the ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Council) field.
Experience in coordinating and managing programs in a related field.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in the English language sufficiently to perform the duties of the position.
Possess good health and freedom from disabling physical and mental defects which would prevent the individual from performing the duties of the position.
The Municipal Alliance Coordinator shall be responsible for the planning, promotion, development and supervision of the Municipal Alliance Program as follows:
Coordinating and assuring the implementation of all Alliance ATOD programs as outlined in the approved grant. These programs shall include, but not be limited to, Project Graduation, the Senior Citizen Awareness Program, the Tobacco Awareness Program, Teen Coffee Shop Night and the Monthly Newsletter.
Gathering information for the community needs assessment and making recommendations for future grant applications based on that information.
Coordinating and managing Alliance volunteers by scheduling meetings, providing information and training, overseeing committees and maintaining pertinent records.
Providing the community with information on ATOD prevention, resources and specific Alliance programs through a monthly newsletter, press and other media releases.
Organizing fund-raising activities that will provide additional funds as needed.
Preparing the annual grant application which shall require attendance at Ocean County grant-related meetings/training and the compilation of statistical and financial information.
Coordinating activities with other municipal agencies and organizations, including the Board of Education.
Maintaining and filing all records in a central office. Such records shall include, but not be limited to, minutes of monthly meetings, financial records, the annual grant and related documents, program descriptions and evaluations, copies of the newsletter, media releases, a video pamphlet library, correspondence with the County of Ocean and training and time records for Alliance volunteers.
The Municipal Alliance Coordinator shall be responsible to the Administrator of the Township of Lacey and will perform such duties as the Administrator may from time to time designate.
The salary for the part-time position of Municipal Alliance Coordinator shall be determined from time to time by the Township Committee and shall be paid in accordance with the terms and provisions of the Salary Ordinance of the Township of Lacey. Said position shall also be funded by a grant from the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.