[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lacey 2-13-1992 as Ord. No. 5-92 (Ch. 17 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Department of Community Development — See Ch. 18.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:55B-1 et seq., a local industrial commission is hereby created and shall be known as the "Industrial Commission of the Township of Lacey." The Industrial Commission is hereby authorized to do business as the "Lacey Township Economic Development Commission," hereinafter referred to as "Commission."
The Commission of the Township of Lacey shall be a body corporate having the powers enumerated in N.J.S.A. 40:55B-1 et seq.
The Commission of the Township of Lacey shall consist of seven (7) members. The members to the Commission of the Township of Lacey shall be appointed by the governing body of the township in accordance with the provisions set forth below:
One (1) member shall be appointed for one (1) year, one (1) member for two (2) years, one (1) member for three (3) years, two (2) members for four (4) years, and two (2) members for five (5) years. At the expiration of each of the above terms, the new member or members shall be appointed for a term of five (5) years.
Vacancies in the membership of the Commission shall be promptly filled by appointment by the governing body for the unexpired term.
Members of the Commission shall serve for their respective terms and until their successors are appointed and qualify.
[Amended 7-11-1996 by Ord. No. 96-36]
No more than four (4) members of the Commission shall be from the same political party.
Each member of the Commission shall, before assuming office, take and subscribe to an oath that he will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of his office.
A member of the governing body of the township shall not be appointed as a member of the Commission.
The Mayor of the Township shall be an ex officio member of the Commission, but he shall not have voting privileges.
To be appointed as a member of the Commission, an individual must meet the following requirements:
Be a citizen of the United States and a qualified voter of the State of New Jersey for five (5) years preceding appointment to the Commission.
Have experience in industry or commerce and shall be conversant with industrial needs and facilities of the Township of Lacey, and shall have shown devotion to public service.
Unless local conditions require otherwise, one (1) member shall be a representative of industry or commerce, one (1) member a representative of labor, one (1) member a representative of the clearing house of banks in the township, one (1) member a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, one (1) member a representative of service clubs in the township, one (1) member a representative of the legal profession and one (1) member a representative of a recognized real estate dealers association.
Members and officers of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but each shall receive his actual disbursements for his expenses in performing his duties.
A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum of the Commission. The members of the Commission shall annually choose one (1) of its members as Chairman or President and such other officers as it may deem necessary.
A member of the Township Committee shall be appointed as liaison to the Commission. The Committee Liaison shall have the right to attend and participate in discussions at all Commission meetings. The Committee Liaison shall not have a vote on the Commission.