[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury 3-27-1961. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:12-1, there is hereby established a Board of Recreation Commissioners in the Township of Cranbury, County of Middlesex and State of New Jersey, the same to be hereinafter known as the "Cranbury Recreation Commission" or the "Recreation Commission."
[Amended 12-20-1982; 2-22-1993 by Ord. No. O-01-93-02]
The Cranbury Recreation Commission shall consist of seven persons who shall be citizens and residents of Cranbury Township and who shall be appointed to serve without pay by the Mayor of Cranbury Township. The members shall be appointed for terms of five years or until their successors are appointed and qualified, except that the terms of office of the members of such Recreation Commission as first appointed shall be for one, two, three, four and five years, respectively, with the sixth and seventh members for four and five years, respectively, with annual appointments thereafter being for the full five-year term. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment of the Mayor of Cranbury Township for the unexpired term or terms.
In addition to the regular members, there shall be two alternate members of the Board of Recreation Commissioners who shall be designated at the time of appointment as "Alternate No. 1 and Alternate No. 2." The length of the terms of the alternate members shall be five years; provided, however, that on the initial appointment, the appointment of one alternate shall be for a term of four years and the appointment of the second alternate shall be for a term of five years. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the governing body for the unexpired term only. No alternate member shall be permitted to act on any matter in which the alternate has either directly or indirectly any personal or financial interest. An alternate member may, after public hearing if he requests one, be removed by the governing body for cause. Alternate members may participate in discussions of the proceedings, but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member of the Board of Recreation Commissioners. 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 is to vote, Alternate No. 1 shall vote.
Within a reasonable time after the original appointment of members to said Cranbury Recreation Commission, said Commission shall meet, organize and elect one of its members as President, as well as such other officers as may be necessary.
The Recreation Commission shall have the power to adopt bylaws and rules for the conduct of recreation within the Township of Cranbury in accordance with the laws of New Jersey.
[Amended 2-11-2013 by Ord. No. 01-13-03]
The Cranbury Recreation Commission may provide, conduct and supervise public recreation activities within the Township of Cranbury.
The Cranbury Recreation Commission is hereby expressly designated by the Township Committee of Cranbury Township as the proper body to adopt and enforce rules concerning the use of Brainerd Lake for ice skating and other winter sports activities as well as summer sports activities.
The Cranbury Recreation Commission shall be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Cranbury Senior Center and shall be responsible for Senior Center programming.
[Amended 2-11-2013 by Ord. No. 01-13-03]
The Recreation Commission shall have the power to appoint a person or persons to act as supervisor or supervisors of recreation or sports or senior center activities within the Township of Cranbury; provided, however, that no expenditures for such appointment or for such activities shall be authorized unless the funds have been provided by appropriation of the Township Committee or by gifts or bequests or from such other sources as may be authorized and permitted by law.