Township of Lebanon, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lebanon by Ord. Nos. 4-1983 and 5-1983 (Sec. 2-5.1 of the 1985 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 269.
Pursuant to the authority of N.J.S.A. 40:12-1 et seq. there is hereby established a Board of Recreation Commissioners (hereinafter referred to as the "Board") for the Township.
[Amended 7-1-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
The Board shall consist of seven members, designated as Commissioners, and not more than two alternate members. Such members shall be appointed by the Mayor of the Township of Lebanon for terms of five years. Terms shall commence on January 1 and end on December 31 or until a successor is appointed and qualifies. The Commissioners first appointed, however, shall serve as follows:
Member No. 1 shall serve a term of one year;
Member No. 2 shall serve a term of two years;
Member No. 3 shall serve a term of three years;
Member Nos. 4 and 5 shall serve a term of four years;
Member Nos. 6 and 7 shall serve a term of five years;
Alternate No. 1 shall serve a term of three years; and
Alternate No. 2 shall serve a term of two years.
One member shall be selected by the Commission to be the Committee Liaison to Standing Committees.
Removal of any appointee shall be for cause, only on written charges and after a hearing before the Mayor and Township Committee.
In addition to resignation or death of an appointee or an appointee's moving his or her residence to outside of the Township, any appointee who shall fail to attend three successively called meetings of the Board shall be deemed to have vacated his or her appointment to the Board, at the discretion of the Township Committee.
An alternate member may participate in discussions of the proceedings before the Board, but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member.
In the event of any vacancies on the Board of regular or alternate members, the Mayor may, with the approval of the Township Committee, fill such vacancies for the unexpired portion of the term only.
Members of the Board shall serve without compensation.
[Amended 7-1-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
Meetings of the Board shall be held monthly on such dates as determined by the Board at its annual reorganization meeting. At the reorganization meeting, the Commission shall elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary from its members.
[Amended 7-1-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02[1]]
Pursuant to the policies and directives set by the Board, the Board shall manage all recreation activities under the Board's control or placed under its jurisdiction by the Township Committee. The Board shall provide oversight and organize and coordinate recreation activities as it deems necessary to meet the needs of the community. Activities shall be tailored to the needs of all age groups and should include both athletic and nonathletic activities. The Board shall maximize the use of all recreation property in the Township. The Board shall coordinate with the Parks Advisory Committee and Board of Education in this regard. The Board shall interact and assist with the coordination of recreation with other organizations within the community. The Board shall regularly evaluate the scope of activities to assure that they are organizing public recreation of the highest standard and optimal value to the Township.
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former § 85-6, Additional assistance, which immediately followed and redesignated former §§ 85-7 and 85-8 as §§ 85-6 and 85-7, respectively.
[Amended 7-1-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
The Township Committee shall annually fix, determine and appropriate a sum sufficient for the Board to carry out its programs. Expense vouchers shall be presented to the Township Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer by 4:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the regular Township Committee meeting.
[Amended 7-1-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
For the purpose of providing a fund to defray, in whole or in part, the costs of the recreation programs, the Board may:
Provide for the giving of exhibitions, plays, concerts, games and contests.
Charge and collect a reasonable admission fee for each person entering the recreation place in use for such purpose, but no admission fee shall be charged or collected from children under 12 years of age.
[Added 7-1-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
The Board shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall make an annual report to the Lebanon Township Committee.
[Amended 7-1-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02[1]]
This Commission may be dissolved at any time by the majority vote of the Township Committee.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former § 85-10, Acquisition of lands, § 85-11, Purchase of lands, as amended, and § 85-12, Other provisions for monies to pruchase or equip lands, all of which immediately followed.