[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Netcong 8-8-1995 by Ord. No. 95-8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Local Assistance Board, as heretofore established to provide public assistance to eligible persons, is hereby continued.
Said Board shall consist of five persons, at least one of whom shall be a woman. They shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advise and consent of the Borough Council, and shall serve without compensation, but shall be allowed necessary and actual expenses.
The term of one member of the Board shall be for one year, and such member shall be a member of the Borough Council. The terms of the other members shall be for four years, one term expiring in each year. The term of each member shall begin on the first day of January, and each member shall continue in office until his or her successor shall be appointed and shall qualify. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms only.
The Board shall organize and select a Chairman and Secretary. It shall appoint a Director of Welfare who shall be the executive and administrative officer of the Board. The person shall hold office for a term of five years from the date of appointment and shall be paid such salary as may be fixed by the Board, subject to approval by the Borough Council. In the event of a vacancy in the office of Director, a temporary or Acting Director may be appointed to serve for up to 90 days.
Other employees, including assistants, clerks, investigators and nurses, in such number as may be necessary to properly administer public assistance, shall be appointed in the same manner as other employees of the borough.
No employee whose compensation is paid from public assistance funds shall hold any office in any political party.
The Director of Welfare 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 the 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 investigation, supervision, assistance and rehabilitation and of all certifications of persons for employment or benefits and cancellations thereof in such manner and form as required by the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, State of New Jersey.
Bring about appropriate action for commitment to any state or county institution when the best interests of the needy persons would be so served.