[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hackensack 10-16-1989 as Ord. No. 25-89. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created a Senior Citizen Advisory Board for the City of Hackensack. The membership of the Board shall consist of nine persons who are residents of the city. The members of the Board shall be appointed by the City Council.
The Board members first appointed shall be appointed for the following terms: three members for three years, three members for two years and three members for one year. Following the initial appointments, all appointments shall be for three years, and vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term only. The members shall receive no compensation for their services. With the exception of the Board members first appointed, the terms of office of each appointee shall commence on the first day of January and shall expire on the 31st day of December of the appropriate years. The Board members first appointed, as aforesaid, shall also serve from the date of their respective appointments through and including December 31, 1989, at which time the term of years of their full appointments shall be deemed to commence.
With the exception of the Chairperson, who shall be designated annually by the Mayor and Council, the Board shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations for the discharge of its duties and for the proper exercise of the powers conferred upon it by the Mayor and Council and keep a record of its proceedings. The Board shall meet at least quarterly, but as frequently as may be provided for in its rules and regulations and as circumstances may require.
The duties of the Senior Citizen Advisory Board shall be to:
Study and evaluate, on an ongoing basis, those programs and services provided by the city which impact primarily or substantially upon senior citizens.
Make recommendations to the Mayor and Council and the City Manager for the improvement of such existing programs and services and the addition of any new programs and services it deems reasonable and appropriate.
Prepare such advisory reports and perform such other duties as may from time to time be requested by the Mayor and Council concerning city services, programs and policies which are the subject of consideration or evaluation by the City Council.
Advise and assist individual senior citizens and private senior citizens' groups as to the existence of city programs and services available.
Entertain public proposals and suggestions and articulate the same to the Mayor and Council.
In the event that any member of the Board shall miss three consecutive meetings, the Board shall report said absences to the Mayor and Council. If the Mayor and Council, after due inquiry, are satisfied that the absences where not occasioned by reasonable cause, the Board Member may be removed by resolution of the Mayor and Council.