[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton 12-17-1973 by Ord. No. 1973-19 as part of Ch. II of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Local Assistance Board of the township composed of three members appointed by the Township Committee. The term of one member of the Local Assistance Board shall be for one year, and such member only may be appointed from among the Committeemen, and the terms of the other members thereof shall be for two years each, one term expiring in each year. The term of each member of the Board shall begin on January 1, and each member shall continue in office until his successor is appointed and qualifies. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms only. The Board shall have such powers and perform such duties as are prescribed by general law and ordinance, and it shall appoint a Director of Welfare pursuant to state law.
The Director of Welfare shall be appointed by the Local Assistance Board for a term of five years from the date of his appointment and shall be paid such salary as may be fixed by the Board, subject to approval of the Township Committee. In case of vacancy in the office of Director of Welfare, a Temporary or Acting Director may be appointed to serve for not more than 90 days.
The Director of Welfare shall be the first executive and administrative officer of the Board. He shall:
Supervise by periodic investigation every person receiving public assistance, such investigation to be made by visitation at least once a month.
Reconsider from month to month the amount and nature of public assistance given and alter, amend or suspend the same when circumstances so require.
Devise ways and means for bringing persons unable to maintain themselves to self-support or to the support of any other person or agency able and willing to do so.
Keep full and complete records of such investigations, supervision, assistance and rehabilitation and of all certifications of persons for employment or benefits and cancellations thereof.
Institute appropriate action for commitment to any state or county institution when the best interest of the needy person would be so served.