Township of Westampton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 5-3-1993 by Ord. No. 8-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established within the Township of Westampton an advisory council which shall be known as the "Westampton Township Recreation Advisory Committee."
The governing body of the Township of Westampton relies upon the authority set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:63-7d, which permits a Township Committee to create such advisory councils to the municipality as it may choose.
The purpose of the Westampton Township Recreation Advisory Committee shall be to advise and recommend to the governing body such recreation programs and policies, and modifications of existing programs and policies, as it deems appropriate.
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Membership. The Recreation Advisory Committee shall be composed of no fewer than six and no more than 10 citizens who shall be residents of the Township of Westampton, plus the Recreation Director, who need not be a resident of the Township of Westampton. The Township Committee shall annually appoint its liaison, who shall also be a member of the Recreation Advisory Committee.
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Terms of office. The initial Recreation Advisory Committee shall be composed of four individuals who shall be appointed for terms ending December 31, 1994; three individuals who shall be appointed for terms ending December 31, 1995; and three individuals who shall be appointed for terms ending December 31, 1996. Thereafter, all terms to the Recreation Advisory Committee shall be for three-year periods. In the event that a vacancy arises, appointment to fill that vacancy shall be for the balance of the unexpired term of the member whose position has been vacated.
All members of the Recreation Advisory Committee shall be appointed by resolution duly adopted by the governing body of the Township of Westampton.
Appointments to the Recreation Advisory Committee which are made due to the expiration of term shall be made by resolution duly adopted by the Township Committee at its annual reorganization meeting or at such other times as may be necessary to fill any vacancies that may occur prior to the expiration of the term of a member or by resignation of a member.
There is hereby established within the Township of Westampton the position of Recreation Director. The Township Committee shall appoint a Recreation Director who shall serve for a term of one year at a salary to be fixed and determined by ordinance duly adopted by the governing body. The Recreation Director shall be responsible for the review of all reports and studies developed by standing committee formulated by the Recreation Advisory Committee. The Recreation Director shall sign all memoranda and reports submitted on behalf of the Recreation Advisory Committee. The Recreation Director shall submit, as required, reports to the Township Committee concerning the activities and functions of the Recreation Advisory Committee and shall perform such other duties as outlined in his or her job description.
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The Chairman. The Chairman shall be appointed annually by the membership of the Recreation Advisory Committee. The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Recreation Advisory Committee. The Chairman shall timely submit minutes of all meetings of the Recreation Advisory Committee to the governing body.
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The Vice Chairman. The Chairman shall designate a Vice Chairman, subject to approval of a majority of the Recreation Advisory Committee. The Vice Chairman shall, in the absence of the Recreation Advisory Committee Chairman, carry on the duties of the Chairman until the return of or the appointment of a new Chairman.
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Meetings; quorum. The Recreation Advisory Committee shall hold meetings throughout the calendar year. Whenever approval by the Committee is required, a majority of those attending the meeting shall be sufficient to take action. A quorum of one more than half the total membership shall be required in order to constitute a duly authorized meeting.
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Attendance. Any Board member missing four meetings in a calendar year without valid excuse acceptable to the Township Committee may forfeit his or her appointment.
All recreational programs and policies shall be implemented and administered through the Recreation Director.
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All recreation personnel employed will be interviewed and recommended by the Recreation Director.
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All personnel will only be employed after acceptance of the recommendation of the Recreation Director and approval of the Westampton Township Committee.
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No member of the Westampton Township Recreation Advisory Committee may incur any obligation or expense without the express written approval from the Westampton Township Committee.