[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Long Branch 8-9-1977 by Ord. No. 886 (Sec. 2-29 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a special committee to be known and designated as the "Industrial and Economic Development Committee of the City of Long Branch," the members of which shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council.
The Committee shall consist of not more than 11 members, including the two ex officio members referred to herein. The members shall preferably be residents of the City of Long Branch; however, this shall not preclude the appointment of a nonresident member of exceptional qualifications and interest in the City of Long Branch. All members shall be selected on the basis of qualifications and fitness on the Committee.
Three members of the Committee shall be appointed for a term of one year and until the appointment and qualification of their successors; three members of the Committee shall be appointed to serve for a term of two years and until the appointment and qualification of their successors; and one member of the Committee shall be appointed for a term of three years and until the appointment and qualification of his/her successor. All subsequent terms thereafter shall be for a period of three years.
The members of the Committee shall serve without compensation.
The Mayor and a member of the City Council shall be ex officio members of the Committee.
The members of the Committee shall choose from among its members a Chairman and such other officers as it may deem necessary.
The duties of the Committee shall be as follows:
To promote and recommend to the Mayor and Council the development of industry in the city and to explore and make recommendations to the various public bodies of the City of Long Branch for the expansion of industrial growth.
To conduct studies and surveys of the opportunities for industrial expansion and development in the city.
To analyze the several and various industries throughout the country, with a view to ascertaining the type of industry best suited to the economic and social improvement of the city.
To recommend to the Planning Board, Environmental Commission and City Council desirable and suitable areas within the city for the location of industry and light manufacturing.
To recommend to the Planning Board and Mayor and Council of the city reasonable and desirable restrictions concerning industrial sites, in order to safeguard property values of established residential and business areas in the city.
To promote the advantages of the city for industrial settlement.
To encourage expansion of existing industry and business to the best interest of the city.
To prepare, develop and distribute any and all types of material and data advertising the advantages of the city to new business and industry.
To make quarterly annual reports to the Mayor and Council of the city, setting forth therein and detailing the activities and operations of the Committee during the preceding three months.
The Committee shall receive from all officials and all authorized boards, departments and offices of the City of Long Branch such assistance as may be required by the Committee in performing its duties, and the Committee shall also be given access to all municipal records and information which may assist the Committee in the performance of its duties.
There shall be appropriated in each annual budget of the City of Long Branch such sum as may be determined by the City Council to be necessary for the purpose of advertising the advantages of this municipality, and the Committee herein established is authorized to use and expend said funds for such purposes upon the adoption of the annual budget.