[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Egg Harbor City 6-27-1996 by Ord. No. 12-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A community resource center, to be known as the "City of Egg Harbor City Community Resource Center," is hereby established within the City of Egg Harbor City, County of Atlantic and State of New Jersey.
The purposes and functions of the Community Resource Center will be to promote the general welfare of all of the citizens of the City of Egg Harbor City by providing services, including but not limited to employment services, mental health counseling, recreation, social services, housing services, drug and alcohol counseling, addictions counseling, health and prenatal care and dental care.
The Community Resource Center shall be governed by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Egg Harbor City. Said Mayor and City Council shall create an Advisory Board to said Community Resource Center. Said Advisory Board shall consist of 13 members, one from each of the following categories and/or classifications:
Parent and/or consumer.
School Administrator and/or school board member.
A member of the local Police Department.
A member from City Council.
A business owner and/or member of the Chamber of Commerce.
A representative from a nonprofit provider.
A representative from the health/mental health care profession.
A member of the clergy.
A member of the community at large.
City Administrator for City of Egg Harbor City.
Said Advisory Board shall be appointed immediately and/or soon thereafter as is practical after the adoption of this chapter. Said Advisory Board shall meet and shall adopt bylaws for its administration and its operation, and said bylaws shall provide for officers for the Advisory Board and shall include, but shall not be limited to, a President, Vice President and Secretary. Said bylaws as created and adopted by said Advisory Board shall be submitted and approved by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Egg Harbor City by majority vote.
Appointment. Said members of the Advisory Board shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Egg Harbor City, with Council approval, by a majority vote.
Terms of office. The terms of said 13 appointed members shall be as follows: four shall be appointed for a term of one year; four shall be appointed for a term of two years; four shall be appointed for a term of three years; and the Office of Administrator for the City of Egg Harbor City shall be a permanent member of said Advisory Board. After the first 12 members are appointed under this section, all following appointments shall be for a term of three years. If any member of said Advisory Board is a member as a result of his/her position as a member of City Council, a school board member or an employee of the City of Egg Harbor City, and if said member's term expires or no longer holds office and/or if said member is no longer employed by the City of Egg Harbor City, said membership on said Advisory Board shall be deemed terminated, the seat shall be deemed vacant and an individual shall be appointed to fill the unexpired term of said withdrawing member of said Advisory Board.
The Advisory Board shall, at the end of each calendar year, on or before January 31 of each and every year, submit to the Mayor and City Council a report of all activities carried on by the Community Resource Center, and said report shall also contain the program planned for the next ensuing year.
During the month of January, the Community Resource Center Advisory Board shall submit to the Mayor and City Council requests for appropriations for the ensuing budget year.
All disbursements of moneys to said Community Resource Center shall be made in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey. All moneys paid over to the Community Resource Center shall be used only for the purposes expressed in the appropriation and/or appropriations. These moneys shall not be intermingled with any other moneys of said Community Resource Center.