[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Hillside as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-24-1989 as Ord. No. G-287-89 (Ch. VI, Sec. 6-23.1, of the 1971 Code)]
In accordance with and pursuant to the authority of P.L. 1988, c. 44 (N.J.S.A. 2c:35-7), the Drug-Free School Zone Map produced on or about September 26, 1988, by Adam Samiec, the Hillside Township Engineer, is hereby accepted, approved and adopted as the official finding and accurate record of the location and areas within the Township of property which is used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board and of the areas located or situated within 1,000 feet of such property.
The Drug-Free School Zone Map approved and adopted by the Hillside Township Council pursuant to § 147-1 of this Article shall continually constitute the official finding and accurate record as to the location and boundaries of areas within 1,000 feet of property owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board which is used for school purposes until such time, if any, that this Article shall be amended to reflect or indicate any additions or deletions with respect to the location and boundaries of school property and drug-free school zones as they pertain to this Article.
The Board of Education, in the case of public schools, or the superintendent, principal or chief administrative officer, in the case of any private or parochial educational institution, is hereby directed and shall be vested with the continuing responsibility of promptly notifying the Township Engineer and the Township Attorney of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any property owned or leased to any elementary or secondary school or Board of Education and which is used for school purposes.
The Clerk of Hillside Township shall accept for safekeeping and keep on file the original map approved and adopted pursuant to § 147-1 of this Article and provide at a reasonable cost a true copy to any person, agency or court which may request a copy, along with a certification that said copy is a true copy of the approved map accepted or adopted herein and kept on file. It is hereby further directed to provide a true copy of such maps and of this Article, without cost, to the Union County Clerk and to the office of the Union County Prosecutor.
The following matters are hereby resolved, declared and stated:
It is understood that the map as approved and adopted pursuant to § 147-1 of this Article was prepared and is intended to be used as direct evidence in prosecutions arising under and pursuant to the criminal laws of the State of New Jersey and that, pursuant to state law, such map as approved and adopted shall constitute prima facie evidence of the following:
The location of elementary and secondary schools within the Township of Hillside.
The boundaries of the real property which is owned by or leased to such schools or the Board of Education.
That such school property is and continues to be used for school purposes.
The location and boundaries of areas which are within 1,000 feet of such school property.
Except as is otherwise expressly noted on the face of the approved and adopted map, all of the property as depicted on the approved map herein as school property was owned by or leased to a school or school board and was being used for school purposes as of July 9, 1987, that being the effective date of P.L. 1987, c. 101 (N.J.S.A. 2c:35-7).
Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 1988, c. 44, a prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence (direct or circumstantial) or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in that statute, including use of a map or diagram other than the one approved and adopted herein. The failure of the map approved herein to show or depict the location and boundaries of any property which is, in fact, used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, whether the absence of such depiction is the result of inadvertent omission or the result of changes in the location and boundaries of such property that it fails to reflect or where such properties have not yet been incorporated into a revised approved map, shall not be deemed to be an official finding and record that such property is not owned by or leased to a school or board of education or that said property is not used for school purposes.
All of the requirements set forth in P.L. 1988, c. 44, concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a Drug-Free School Map have been complied with.
[Adopted 7-2-2008 by Ord. No. O-08-019]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was vetoed by the Mayor 7-11-2008; the veto was overridden by the Township Council 7-21-2008 by Res. No. R-08-216.
The purpose of this article is to establish the Township of Hillside Alliance Against Substance Abuse, whose mission is to provide consultation, programs, training, and resources to the Township of Hillside community with the goal of preventing and reducing the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
There is hereby established in the Township of Hillside a permanent committee to be known and designated as the "Hillside Alliance Against Substance Abuse" (hereinafter referred to as "Alliance").
The Alliance shall hold an annual organizational meeting, shall hold regular open public meetings in accordance with New Jersey law, shall publish an agenda for each Alliance meeting, shall adopt bylaws, shall keep minutes of all Alliance meetings, shall permit public comment at meetings, and shall have a quorum of Alliance members prior to action being taken by the Alliance at its public meetings. For the purposes of this article, a quorum is 50% of the official Alliance membership, plus one.
The Alliance shall operate in accordance and in compliance with all applicable New Jersey laws governing the conduct of public entity finance, including, but not limited to, the Local Public Contracts Law, the Local Budget Law, the Local Fiscal Affairs Law, and all applicable directives issued by the Local Finance Board.
The membership of the Alliance shall consist of a committee of nine members, who shall formally meet on a monthly basis. Members shall be nominated by majority vote of the Township Council and shall serve for a period of one year. The membership of the Alliance committee shall include the following:
A representative from the Hillside Township Council.
A representative or an employee of the Hillside Board of Health.
A member of the Hillside Township Board of Education.
A representative of the Hillside Township Police Department.
Four private citizens who reside in the Township of Hillside who have an interest or experience in issues concerning alcohol and/or drug abuse.
A representative of a Township of Hillside civic association.
The responsibilities and powers of the Alliance committee shall be as follows:
To create a network of community leaders, private citizens, and representatives from public and private human services agencies who are dedicated to a comprehensive and coordinated effort to promote and support drug and alcohol prevention and education programs and related activities with an emphasis on all ages along the developmental life processes.
To conduct an assessment of its community to determine the needs of the community in relation to alcoholism and drug abuse issues.
To identify existing efforts and services acting to reduce alcoholism and drug abuse.
To coordinate projects within the municipality to avoid fragmentation and duplication.
To seek program proposals from the community, or to develop programs to be implemented at the municipal level, or to participate in regionally developed programs that accomplish the purpose of the Alliance effort and the purpose of the Hillside Alliance Committee.
To assist the municipality in acquiring funds for Alliance programs.
To cooperate with the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the Alliance Steering Subcommittee to provide municipal data, reports or other information which may be required for the County Annual Municipal Alliance Plan or needed to assist the Alliance effort.