[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Folsom 2-14-2007 by Ord. No. 03-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Environmental Commission — See Ch. 22.
The Shade Tree Commission of the Borough of Folsom is hereby established. The Commission shall consist of five members, appointed by the Mayor, who shall be residents of the Borough and who shall serve without compensation.
The first Commissioners shall be appointed by the Mayor within 60 days after the effective date of this chapter, and their terms of office shall commence upon the day of their appointment and be for the respective periods of one, two, three, four and five years, beginning on January 1 of the year following such appointment. All subsequent appointments, except to fill vacancies, shall be for the full term of five years, to take effect on January 1. In addition, two alternate members may also be appointed and shall be designated at the time of appointment as "Alternate No. 1" and "Alternate No. 2" and shall serve during the absence or disqualification of any regular member or members. The term of each alternate member shall also be five years. The terms of the first alternate members appointed shall commence on the date of their appointment and shall expire on the fourth or fifth December 31 next ensuing after the date of their appointment, as the case may be. An alternate member may participate in discussions, but may not vote except in the absence or disqualification of a regular member. The vote shall not be delayed in order that a regular member may vote instead of an alternate member.
The Commission shall organize within 30 days after the appointment of its membership and thereafter annually by the election of one of its members as Chairman, and the appointment of a Secretary, who need not be a member. The salary of the Secretary shall be fixed by the Mayor and Council.
Any vacancy occurring by reason of the death, resignation or removal of any Commissioner shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Mayor.
The Commission shall have the following powers:
To prepare programs and plans for consideration by the Mayor and Council with respect to the purchase, planting, care, rearing, trimming, preserving, and control of the shade and ornamental trees in the Borough.
To meet with the Mayor and Council upon its request for discussion of programs and recommendations.
To consult regularly with the Mayor and Council concerning the Shade Tree Program of the Borough.
To encourage arboriculture.
To prepare acceptance by the Mayor and Council a community forestry program.
Such duties and responsibilities in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:64-1 et seq. which are delegated to it by the Mayor and Council.