[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 8-23-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Commission to be known as the "Economic Development Commission for the Township of Westampton."
The Commission shall consist of seven members, including the Deputy Mayor, three lay people and three business people. The Commission shall select its Chairman.
The Deputy Mayor shall serve a term concurrent with his position as Deputy Mayor. The other members shall serve three-year staggered terms.
The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Committee, shall make the appointments to the Commission. The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Committee, shall designate the first appointed members to serve for one-, two- and three-year terms.
To be eligible to serve on the Commission, a person must be 18 years of age or older and must reside in the township, work in the township or have a place of business in the township.
The Commission shall be strictly an advisory committee and shall perform the functions and exercise the powers hereinafter enumerated:
It will develop ways and means of promoting Westampton Township's economic development and attracting industry, transportation and other potential economic interests.
It will make recommendations to attract industry and forward the same to the Township Committee for consideration, and upon approval it shall implement such programs.
The Commission shall not exercise any power of condemnation or eminent domain and shall not be authorized to pledge the credit of the Township of Westampton or to create any debt against it or in any manner act as the agent of said Township of Westampton.
It shall classify vacant lands and commercial and industrial sites according to their adaptability for the settlement thereon of various types of industrial enterprises.
The Commission shall make an annual report to the Township Committee at the first meeting in December.