Township of Readington, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Readington 9-17-2001 by Ord. No. 21-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 32-1 Establishment.

The Museum Committee of the Township of Readington is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:63-7 and any other applicable statutes.

§ 32-2 Appointment of members; terms.

[Amended 10-1-2001 by Ord. No. 24-2001]
The Committee shall consist of seven voting members, who are appointed by and will work under the auspices of the Readington Township Committee for the care, maintenance and operation of the Township's museums. A member's term shall be for three years, or until a successor is duly appointed. The Committee will recommend candidates to the Township Committee for consideration. When appointing/recommending Committee members, consideration will be given to a broad representation of various community interests and organizations. Committee members are expected to attend at least one half of the yearly meetings.

§ 32-3 Officers.

The Committee, at its first meeting of each calendar year, will elect a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson. The term of the Museum Committee's officers shall be for one year or until a successor is duly elected.
The duties of the officers of the Museum Committee shall be as follows:
Chair: The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Committee. He/she shall appoint all subcommittee members and shall be an ex-officio member of each committee.
Vice Chair: The Vice-Chair shall carry out the duties of the Chair in the Chair's absence.

§ 32-4 Vacancies.

A vacancy in any office shall be filled for the remainder of its term by recommendation of the Museum Committee to the Township Committee at a duly convened meeting.

§ 32-5 Meetings.

[Amended 10-1-2001 by Ord. No. 24-2001]
Committee meetings will be held monthly. Action at meetings requires a quorum of the Committee (four members). A schedule will be determined at the first meeting of each calendar year and will be given to the Township Clerk for advertising.

§ 32-6 Hiring of employees.

The Committee shall make recommendations to the Township Committee regarding paid positions required to support the efforts of the Museum Committee. These positions shall operate under the direction of the Museum Committee. The Museum Committee will participate in the drafting of job descriptions and shall make specific hiring recommendations to the Township Committee.

§ 32-7 Forming of museum subcommittees.

The Committee may, by resolution, designate one or more subcommittees; each subcommittee shall have and may exercise powers as provided by the Committee. Such subcommittees shall have such names and responsibilities as the Committee may determine.
Each subcommittee shall keep regular minutes of its meetings and report the same to the Committee at its monthly meetings.
The Committee's subcommittees may include, but may not be limited to: acquisitions, activities and programs, building and grounds, exhibits, finance and budget, friends group, personnel, public relations, and policies.
Each subcommittee shall include at least one member of the Museum Committee and other members deemed qualified by the Committee.

§ 32-8 Financial matters.

The Museum Finance Subcommittee shall consist of four voting members of the Committee, elected by the Committee.
Museum funds shall not be expended without the authorization of at least two designated members of the Museum Committee. No funds shall be expended on behalf of the Committee without the authorization of the Committee. All requests for expenditures shall be submitted for approval by the Finance Subcommittee in advance of any commitment of expense.

§ 32-9 Museum projects.

[Added 10-1-2001 by Ord. No. 24-2001[1]]
No projects having to do with the museums or museum properties owned by the Township shall be undertaken without the authorization of the Museum Committee.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former § 32-9 as § 32-10.

§ 32-10 Establishment of policies.

The Museum Committee shall have the authority to establish policies to support these bylaws.