[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Special improvement districts — See Ch. 471.
Article I Economic Development Committee
Article II Department of Economic Development
[Adopted 8-9-1977 by Ord. No. 3220A (Ch. 30 of the 1986 Code)]
[Amended 3-9-1993 by Ord. No. 4233; 5-11-1993 by Ord. No. 4242; 12-28-1995 by Ord. No. 4421]
There is hereby established an Economic Development Committee, which shall consist of 13 members, classified and appointed as follows:
Class I: one member of the Township Committee to be appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the Township Committee.
Class II: the Municipal Administrator.
Class III: the Director of Economic Development.
Class IV: five other members of the public at large appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the Township Committee.
Class V: five alternate members of the public at large appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the Township Committee.
[Amended 3-9-1993 by Ord. No. 4233; 5-11-1993 by Ord. No. 4242]
All members of the Committee shall serve without compensation. The terms of the members comprising Class I and Class II shall correspond to their respective terms of office. The Class III member shall serve for three years. Class IV and V members shall serve for periods of one year.
Appointments to fill a vacancy of a Class III member shall be for the unexpired term only.
The Committee shall act in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and Township Committee on all matters concerning industrial, business and commercial development within the limits of the Township of Union, not in conflict with the rights and duties of the Union Township Planning Board. The Committee shall have full and complete charge of all expenditures of funds allocated to said Committee by the budget of said Township, and said Township shall not be liable for any amount greater than that appropriated for said Committee by the Township Committee. The Committee may solicit funds from interested citizens or other municipalities.
The Committee shall elect a Chairman and create and fill such other offices as it shall deem necessary and shall create and fill such committees and positions not limited to its membership as it shall deem necessary.
The Committee shall have the power to adopt bylaws and rules and regulations subject to the approval thereof by the Township Committee.
The Committee shall have the power to make recommendations to the Township Committee and shall periodically render reports of its activities to said Township Committee.
[Adopted 1-26-1999 by Ord. No. 4578 (Ch. 31 of the 1986 Code)]
There is hereby created a Department of Economic Development.
Pursuant to New Jersey Department of Personnel rules, the position of Director of Economic Development is hereby created.
The Department of Economic Development shall be under the control of the Township Administrator and subject to such rules and regulations that may, from time to time, be adopted by the Township Committee by either ordinance or resolution.
Subject to budgetary appropriations and direction of the Township Administrator, the Director of Economic Development shall coordinate and supervise daily operations.
The Director of Economic Development shall administer and control the following functions thereto:
Make recommendations to the Township Committee for economic development policy.
Coordinate all Township economic development plans and activities.
Provide liaison with the Township of Union Chamber of Commerce, Union County Economic Development Authority, Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Township's special improvement district.
Maintain an inventory of industrial and commercial properties.
Identify suitable sites for development for available industrial and office sites.
Develop programs to market the Township's assets and advantages.
Encourage the establishment of new industries and businesses in the Township.
Provide assistance in financial packaging for county, state and federal.
Development of programs and strategies to inform the citizenry of community development programs and projects that will benefit them.
Coordinate activities to develop community support for Township programs.
Coordinate with the Township Planning and Zoning Board and provide assistance upon request in all matters under their jurisdiction.
Conduct studies and collect statistical and other data as needed.