[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Barnegat Light 8-17-2005 by Ord. No. 05-15. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Joint Municipal Alliance Committee of the Borough of Barnegat Light, the Township of Long Beach, the Borough of Harvey Cedars, the Borough of Ship Bottom, the Borough of Surf City, and the Borough of Beach Haven.
The Joint Municipal Alliance Committee shall consist of nine regular members, and all other members shall be alternates. One member of the Joint Municipal Alliance Committee shall be appointed by the governing body of each member-municipality. The members of the Joint Municipal Alliance Committee, where practical, shall also consist of at least one individual from the following categories: the Chief of Police; the President of the School Board; the Superintendent of Schools; a student assistance coordinator; a representative of the Parent-Teacher Association; a representative of the local bargaining unit for teachers; a representative of the Chamber of Commerce; a representative of the local court system; representatives of local civic associations; a representative of local religious groups; individuals who have been impacted by alcoholism and/or drug abuse, including individuals who have been directly affected by their own or family member's abuse or addictions; representatives of labor unions; representatives of the media; private citizens with interest or experience in issues concerning alcohol and/or drug abuse; and/or representatives of public and private organizations involved in treatment of alcohol- and drug-related problems.
The term of office for all members of the Municipal Alliance Committee shall be one year. This term of office shall be considered to commence as of January 1 of that year and terminate on December 31 of the same year. A vacancy on the Municipal Alliance Committee occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
The Municipal Alliance Committee shall:
Organize and coordinate efforts involving schools, law enforcement, business groups and other community organizations for the purpose of reducing alcoholism and drug abuse.
In cooperation with the local school districts, develop comprehensive and effective alcoholism and drug abuse education programs in grades kindergarten through 12.
In cooperation with local school districts, develop procedures for the intervention, treatment and discipline of students abusing alcohol or drugs.
Develop comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse education, and support an outreach effort for parents in the community.
Develop comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse community awareness programs.
Make such individual studies and reports and initiate alcoholism education programs.
Perform such other duties and functions as permitted by law.
Bylaws shall be adopted by the Joint Municipal Alliance Committee. Committee meetings shall be held regularly, with an annual calendar of meetings established at the Committee's organizational meeting. Minutes shall be kept of all Committee meetings, and a quorum of Committee meetings shall be required for action to be taken by the Committee. A quorum shall be 50% of the Committee membership plus one.