[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 7-3-1990 as Ord. No. 1832. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created a Committee to be known as the "Maplewood Alliance Committee."
The purposes of the Maplewood Alliance Committee shall be as follows:
To organize and coordinate efforts involving schools, law enforcement, business groups and other community organizations for the purpose of reducing alcoholism and drug abuse.
To develop, in cooperation with the South Orange/Maplewood school system, comprehensive and effective programs to combat alcoholism and drug abuse in grades kindergarten through 12.
To develop, in cooperation with the South Orange/Maplewood School District, procedures for the intervention, treatment and discipline of students abusing alcohol or drugs.
To develop comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse programs which involve education, support and outreach efforts for parents in Maplewood.
To develop comprehensive community awareness programs dealing with alcoholism and drug abuse.
The functions of the Maplewood Alliance Committee may include but not be limited to:
Creating a network of community leaders, private citizens and representatives from public and private human service agencies who are dedicated to a comprehensive and coordinated effort to promote and support educational programs and related activities, with an emphasis on youth, designed to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse.
Conducting an assessment of Maplewood to determine the needs of the township in relation to alcoholism and drug abuse issues.
Identifying existing efforts and services acting to reduce alcoholism and drug abuse.
Coordinating projects within the township dealing with alcoholism and drug abuse to avoid fragmentation and duplication.
Developing programs to be implemented in the township or participating in regionally developed programs that accomplish the purpose of the Alliance effort and the purposes of the Maplewood Alliance Committee.
Assisting the township in acquiring funds for Alliance programs through the establishment of a subcommittee on fundraising.
Cooperating with the Governor's Council on Drug Abuse and the Essex County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and providing municipal data, reports or other information which may be required for the Essex County Annual Alliance Plan, which is needed to assist the Alliance effort.
[Amended 12-3-1991 by Ord. No. 1874; 3-18-1997 by Ord. No. 2028-97]
The following shall constitute the membership of the Maplewood Alliance Committee:
The Mayor or a representative of the Mayor appointed by the Mayor.
The Maplewood Police Chief or a representative of the Maplewood Police Chief.
A member of the Board of Education.
The Superintendent of Schools or a representative of the Superintendent of Schools.
A student advisor at Columbia High School appointed by the Principal of Columbia High School.
A representative of Presidents' Council of the South Orange/Maplewood PTAs and Home and School Associations.
A representative of the South Orange/Maplewood Education Association (SOMEA).
A representative of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce.
Two representatives of local religious groups.
Six citizens residing in the township appointed by the Township Committee.
Student advisor/substance abuse counselor at Maplewood Middle School appointed by the Principal of Maplewood Middle School.
The DARE officer of the Maplewood Police Department.
A representative of the Maplewood/South Orange News Record.
[Amended 3-18-1997 by Ord. No. 2028-97]
Those members of the Committee who are appointed pursuant to the provisions of § 10-4A through I shall serve at the pleasure of the person or group who shall appoint them or so long as the appointee shall hold the position designated. Those members of the Committee who are appointed pursuant to the provisions of § 10-4J through M shall be appointed to serve for two years commencing January 1 of the year of appointment. Vacancies caused by other than the expiration of the term of the appointee shall be filled for the term of the unexpired term only. At least 1/2 of the Committee membership shall be residents of the Township of Maplewood.
The Maplewood Township Alliance shall elect its own officers, establish its own bylaws and meet regularly in accord with the calendar of meetings to be established by it on a yearly basis. It shall keep minutes of its meetings, and a copy of each set of said minutes shall, after approval of the same, be filed with the Township Clerk.
[Amended 9-7-1999 by Ord. No. 2109-99]
The Maplewood Alliance Committee shall attempt to secure funds for its programs through grants from the Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction Fund maintained in the State Department of the Treasury and shall make suggestions to the Township Committee as to how the township may meet its matching fund obligations under the grant program.
The adoption of this chapter and the creation of the Maplewood Alliance Committee shall not be taken as an indication or agreement that the Township of Maplewood will commit any funds to finance any program which the Alliance Committee shall determine to be wise and necessary for the township.
A certified copy of this chapter and a list of the initial members of the Maplewood Alliance Committee shall be forwarded to the Essex County Local Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse with a request that the receipt of the same be acknowledged and with a further request that said Essex County Local Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse certifies that the Maplewood Alliance Committee is an official Alliance member in accord with Chapter 51 of the Laws of 1989.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 26:2BB-1 et seq.