[Added 12-9-1999 by Ord. No. 99-31; 9-18-2000 by Ord. No. 00-18; 11-16-2000 by Ord. No. 00-21; 4-2-2001 by Ord. No. 01-03; 4-15-2002 by Ord. No. 02-20; 2-2-2004 by Ord. No. 04-1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also effected the merger of the former Department of Parks and Recreation and the former Department of Human Services into the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services shall be headed by a Director who shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall be qualified by education and experience.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services shall perform or supervise all appropriate functions associated with:
Development and administration of a comprehensive recreation program.
Senior citizen programs and services.
Public health services.
Parks and public grounds development and maintenance.
Public outreach and volunteerism.
Development and administration of programs for the handicapped.
Tree planting, care and removal on public property and in the public right-of-way.
Animal control services.
Before and after school LEAL programs.
The following fees shall be collected by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services prior to permitting participation of any resident of the Township, or nonresident of the Township, in programs operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services:
Reference in the above schedule to "residents" and "nonresidents" shall mean residents and nonresidents of the Township of North Brunswick. For those activities for which nonresident fees are not stated, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services will maintain a list of nonresidents interested in participating, and after assessing the participation by residents and the availability of openings, will notify the appropriate number of interested nonresidents, in the order that their names were added to the list for an individual activity, that they may register, at fees 20% higher than that charged to residents.
The fees for any program or activity not otherwise listed in this article shall be established by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. No such fee shall be effective until same is approved by the Township Council, which approval may be provided in a resolution. The fee shall be not more than the total cost of the program or activity divided by the minimum number of participants attending. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services shall, with the consent and approval of the Township Council, by resolution, also establish an administration fee, not in excess of $10, for each participant in the program or activity.