Unless otherwise expressly stated in any chapter of the Code of the Township of Robbinsville, state or federal statute, or state or federal regulation, the appointment of any member to any board, committee and/or commission in existence at the time of adoption of this chapter, or to any board, committee and/or commission that may be formed by the governing body of the Township, shall be made by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of Council.
The member so selected shall serve in accordance with the terms and conditions stipulated for the particular board, committee and/or commission so established.
[Added 2-1-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-3]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-9 (a), there is hereby created a local Board of Health.
Council. The Board of Health shall be composed of the members of the township Council and such other members that the Council may appoint, as set forth herein.
Physician or school nurse. The Council may appoint as a member of the Board of Health one physician or school nurse, who shall serve for a three-year term from the time of appointment and until a successor is appointed. Upon consent of the prospective appointee, the Council may appoint, as the physician or school nurse appointment, the Township Physician or a school nurse to the local board, notwithstanding that the physician or nurse is not a resident of the Township.
Alternate members. The Council may appoint as members of the Board of Health, not more than two alternate members. The two alternate members shall be designated at the time of appointment as "Alternate No. 1" and "Alternate No. 2." The term of the alternate members shall be for two years, except that of the first two alternate members appointed, one shall be appointed for a term of one year so that the term of not more than one alternate member shall expire in any one year. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by appointment by the Council for the unexpired term only. Alternate members may participate in discussions of the proceedings, but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member. A vote shall not be delayed in order that a regular member may vote instead of an alternate member. In the event that a choice must be made as to which alternate member is to vote, Alternate No. 1 shall vote.
Duties. The duties of the local Board of Health shall be as follows:
To administer and enforce the local health ordinances with the assistance of the Mercer County Board of Health.
To administer laws and ordinances relating to relief of the needy, including the furnishing of all forms of public assistance to needy persons who are eligible for assistance provided by law through county and state agencies.
To cooperate with other public agencies and institutions and with voluntary institutions in the certification of medically indigent patients for care and treatment.
To perform such other functions and duties as the Board of Health may from time to time require or deem necessary.
[Added 2-1-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2]
There is hereby created an Environmental Commission known as the "Robbinsville Township Environmental Commission" for the protection, development or use of the natural resources, including water resources, located within the territorial limits of the Township, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1 et seq.
Appointment; terms of office; vacancies; compensation.
The Mayor shall appoint not less than five nor more than seven members of the commission, one of whom shall be a member of the Planning Board and all of whom shall be residents of the Township. The terms of office of the first Commissioners shall be for one, two or three years and are to be designated by the Mayor in making the appointment so that the initial terms of approximately one-third of the members will expire each year, and their successor shall be appointed for terms of three years and until the appointment and qualification of their successors. The Mayor shall also designate the Chair.
The Mayor or Council may remove any member of the Commission for cause, on written charges served upon the member, and after a hearing thereon at which the member shall be entitled to be heard in person or by Council.
A vacancy in the Commission occurring otherwise than by expiration of the term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as an original appointment.
Members shall receive no compensation for their services.
Powers. The Commission shall have, but not be limited to, the following powers:
Conducting research into the use and possible use of the open land areas of the Township.
Coordinating the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes, where applicable.
Advertising, preparing, printing and distributing books, maps, charts, plans and pamphlets which in its judgment it deems necessary for its purposes.
Keeping an index of all open areas publicly or privately owned, including open marshlands, swamps and other wetlands, in order to obtain information on the proper use of such areas.
Promoting the conservation and development of the natural resources of the Township.
Recommending to the Planning Board plans and programs for inclusion in a municipal master plan and the development and use of such areas.
The Commission may, subject to the approval of the Township Council, acquire property, both real and personal, in the name of the Township by gift, purchase, grant, bequest, device or lease for any of its purposes and shall administer the same for such purposes, subject to the terms of the conveyance or gift. Such an acquisition may be to acquire the fee or any lesser interest, development right, easement (including a conservation easement), covenant or other contractual right (including a conveyance on conditions or with limitations or reversions) as may be necessary to acquire, maintain, improve, protect, limit the future use of or otherwise conserve and properly utilize open spaces and other land use water areas in the Township.
The Commission shall have power to study and make recommendations concerning open space preservation, water resources management, air pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscape protection, environmental appearance, marine resources and protection of flora and fauna.
The Commission shall keep records of its meetings and activities and make an annual report to the Mayor and Township Council.
The Council may appropriate funds for the expenses incurred by the Commission, and the Commission may appoint such clerks and other employees as it may require, provided the same shall be within the limits of funds appropriated to it.
Editor's Note: Former § 2-61, Term limits, added 3-15-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-11, as amended, was repealed 12-26-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-28.
[Added 1-22-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2]
Findings; policy. Alcoholism and drug abuse are significant community health issues. The Township has addressed such issues through various substance abuse education, prevention and public awareness programs. It is recognized that attainment of the goal of reducing alcoholism and drug abuse in our community will be fostered by cooperation and active participation by the Township with those county and state agencies established to address such problems. Therefore, the Township reaffirms its policy to promote the health, safety, morals and welfare of the citizens of the Township by the creation of the Township Municipal Alliance Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse for the purpose of supplementing existing substance abuse education, prevention and public awareness programs.
Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- The Township Municipal Alliance Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
Creation; membership; compensation. There is hereby created a Municipal Alliance Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:2BB-9, consisting of 15 members. The following individuals shall serve as ex-officio members of the Committee: the Mayor, the Chief of the Division of Police, the presiding Judge of the Township Municipal Court, the School Resource Officer, a Township Council liaison, a Township liaison, and the Superintendent of the Township School District. Designees of ex-officio members may attend meetings of the Committee on behalf of said ex-officio member, which designees are empowered to vote on all matters before the Committee. Up to four private citizens who reside in the Township and up to four additional members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Council, selected on the basis of their qualifications and fitness for service on the Committee. Committee members shall serve without compensation.
[Amended 6-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-18]
Term of office of private citizen members. The terms of the private citizen members of the Committee shall be three years, except that, of those first appointed, one shall serve a three-year term, one shall serve a two-year term and one shall serve a one-year term. The terms of the private citizen members shall continue until their respective successors are appointed.
Removal of members. Any member of the Committee may be removed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council for cause on written charges served upon the person, and after a hearing thereon, where the person shall be entitled to be heard and present evidence in person or by counsel.
General powers and duties. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:2BB-7, the Committee shall identify alcoholism and drug abuse prevention, education and community needs in the Township in consultation with the County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; implement programs established via the County Annual Alliance Plan; and seek funds in conjunction with the Council from appropriate county and state authorities in support of substance abuse programs.
Organizational meeting. The Committee shall organize at its first meeting, which shall be held within 30 days of appointment of all Committee members as set forth in this section, at which time the Committee shall select a chairperson and secretary as provided for in this section and provide for regular meetings at a time and place within the Township.
Chairperson; Secretary. There shall be a Chairperson of the Committee elected by its members, who shall serve for a one-year period and until a successor is selected by the Committee. There shall be a Secretary of the Committee elected by its members. The Secretary shall serve for a one-year term, and may serve for consecutive or multiple terms.
Conformance with Open Public Meetings Act; minutes. The Committee shall conduct its regular meetings in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq. Accurate minutes of all meetings shall be kept and filed with the Secretary of the Committee.
Quorum. A majority of the whole number of regular members shall constitute a quorum. If a quorum is not present one hour after the appointed time for any meeting, the presiding officer shall declare the meeting adjourned.
Reports. The Committee shall make a semiannual report to the Mayor of its activities, including receipt and disbursement of funds.
Statutory authority. The Township Municipal Alliance Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse shall be appointed pursuant to and have such authority provided by N.J.S.A. 26:2BB-9 and by other ordinances of the Township applicable thereto.