[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of North Brunswick 7-1-2002 by Ord. No. 02-28. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The North Brunswick Abilities Council is hereby established.
The Council shall consist of nine members appointed by the Mayor. All of the members shall be residents of the Township of North Brunswick; at least 1/2 of the members shall be disabled citizens; one member shall also be a member of the Township Council; the members shall serve without compensation except as hereinafter provided. The Council shall designate a member to serve as Chairman and presiding officer of the Council. The initial term of members shall be for one, two or three years to be designated in the initial appointment. The terms thereafter shall be for three years. The initial appointments shall be made in such manner so that the terms of 1/3 of the members shall expire each year. A vacancy on the Council occurring otherwise than expiation of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as an original appointment.
The Council is established for the purpose of assisting the Township in insuring that all disabled citizens of the Township are afforded the benefits of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including making recommendations as to how the Township and businesses operating within the Township may better implement the Act.
The North Brunswick Abilities Council shall keep records of its meetings and activities and report to the governing body as the Council deems advisable and/or as the governing body shall request. The meetings at the North Brunswick Abilities Council shall be open to the public and conducted in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.
The Council may incur such expenses as it may from time to time require, providing the same shall be within the limits of funds, if any, appropriated to it by the governing body or otherwise available to it, and there shall be established in the municipal budget a line item for this Council.