[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Clementon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whereas, there exist in the Borough of Clementon insanitary or unsafe dwelling accommodations, and persons of low income are forced to reside in such unsanitary or unsafe accommodations; and in the Borough of Clementon there is a shortage of safe or sanitary dwelling accommodations available at rents which persons of low income can afford, and such persons are forced to occupy overcrowded and congested dwelling accommodations; and the aforesaid conditions cause an increase in and spread of disease and constitute a menace to the health, safety, morals and welfare of the residents of the Borough of Clementon and impair economic values; and those conditions necessitate excessive and disproportionate expenditures of public funds for public health and safety, fire and accident protection, and other public services and facilities; and
Whereas, these areas in the Borough of Clementon cannot be cleared, nor can the shortage of safe and sanitary dwellings for persons of low income be relieved, through the operation of private enterprise, and the construction of housing projects for persons of low income (as defined in the Local Housing Authorities Law) would therefore not be competitive with private enterprise, and
Whereas, the clearance, replanning and reconstruction of the areas in which unsanitary and unsafe housing conditions exist and the providing of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations by any public body for persons of low income are public uses and purposes for which public money may be spent and private property acquired and are governmental functions, and
Whereas, it is in the public interest that work on projects for such purposes be commenced as soon as possible in order to relieve unemployment;
Now therefore, the Borough Council of the Borough of Clementon, County of Camden, New Jersey, do ordain:
[Amended 3-8-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-05]
Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Housing Authorities Law of the State of New Jersey (N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-17), a body corporate and politic to be known as the "Housing Authority of the Borough of Clementon" be and the same hereby is created and established.
[Added 10-16-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-13]
The Clementon Housing Authority shall consist of seven members. Five members shall be appointed by the governing body, one member shall be appointed by the Mayor, and one member shall be appointed by the Commissioner of Community Affairs. The members shall serve for terms of five years and until their respective successors have been appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments were made, but for the unexpired term. Residents of Clementon shall be given preference in filling vacancies.
The Clerk be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to file a copy of this article with the executive officer of the State Housing Authority.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this article to the extent of such inconsistency only, are hereby repealed, and this article shall take effect immediately after final passage, after final publication as required by law.
Editor’s Note: Former Art. II, Redevelopment Projects, adopted 10-21-1968, which immediately followed this article, was repealed 3-8-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-05.