Township of Readington, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Readington 8-1-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 168.
Sports programs and events — See Ch. 202.

§ 46-1 Establishment.

There is hereby established in and for the Township of Readington a Recreation Committee.

§ 46-2 Responsibilities.

The Recreation Committee shall have the responsibility to:
Meet at least 10 times per year.
Develop and make recommendations to the Township Committee regarding programs and events run by the Township Recreation Department, for approval by the Township Committee.
Develop and make recommendations to the Township Committee for establishing policies and procedures for implementing the programs and events run by the Township Recreation Department, for approval by the Township Committee.
Provide information to maintain a current Recreation Department webpage as part of the Township's website, where information can be found by the public describing how the Recreation Committee and Department work, all programs and events being run by the Recreation Department and what policies and procedures exist for their implementation.
Oversee the implementation of approved programs, policies and procedures and carry out such other advisory, educational and information functions as will promote recreation in the Township.
Keep records of its meetings and activities and make an annual report to the Township Committee. The Recreation Committee may select a Secretary for this purpose, who may or may not be a member of the Recreation Committee.
Develop a process for and nominate members to the Recreation Committee for appointment by the Mayor and approval by the Township Committee.
Develop and approve bylaws for its governance.

§ 46-3 Membership.

The Recreation Committee shall consist of seven members, plus two alternates. The members of the Recreation Committee shall designate one of such members to serve as Chair and presiding officer of the Committee. They shall also designate a Vice Chair. In addition, the Recreation Director and one member of the Township Committee shall also serve as nonvoting members. All members shall be residents of Readington Township. The members shall serve without compensation except that they shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of official business. The term commitment as a member shall be one year.
A vacancy occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled upon the recommendation of the Recreation Committee with approval by Mayor and Township Committee.
No member may participate or act on any matter in which he or she has, either directly or indirectly, any personal or financial interest.
A member of the Recreation Committee may (after public hearing if he or she requests it) be removed by the Township Committee for cause.

§ 46-4 Meetings; additional employees.

All meetings shall comply with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A.10:4-7 et seq).
The Recreation Committee may secure the voluntary assistance of the public and recommend additional employees for hire from time to time for the consideration of the Township Committee.