Township of Maplewood, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 2-7-2006 by Ord. No. 2332-06. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 47-1 Establishment.

A committee known as the "Maplewood Open Space Trust Fund Advisory Committee" be and is hereby established.

§ 47-2 Purpose; recommendations.

A. 
The general purpose of the Maplewood Open Space Trust Fund Advisory Committee shall be to recommend to the Maplewood Township Committee the prioritized use of funds from the Open Space Trust Fund for any or all of the following purposes:
(1) 
Acquisition of lands for recreation and conservation purposes;
(2) 
Development of lands acquired for recreation and conservation purposes;
(3) 
Maintenance of lands acquired for recreation and conservation purposes;
(4) 
Historic preservation of historic properties, structures, facilities, sites, areas, or objects and the acquisition of such properties, structures, facilities, sites, areas, or objects for historic preservation purposes; or
(5) 
Payment of debt service or indebtedness issued by or incurred by the Township for any of the purposes set forth in Subsections A, B, C, and D of this section.
B. 
The Committee shall put its recommendations for use of open space trust funds in writing and deliver same to the Maplewood Township Committee, the Township Administrator and the Township Chief Financial Officer, no later than December 31 of each year.

§ 47-3 Functions.

The functions of the Maplewood Open Space Trust Fund Advisory Committee may include but are not limited to:
A. 
Conducting an assessment of Maplewood to determine the needs of the Township as they relate to the Open Space Trust Fund;
B. 
Soliciting input from Township residents concerning the best use of the Open Space Trust Fund, including open public hearings;
C. 
Fulfilling other study requests from the Township Committee related to recreation and open space;
D. 
Assisting the Township in acquiring funds for the acquisition of open space within the Township.

§ 47-4 Membership; appointment.

[Amended 2-2-2010 by Ord. No. 2615-10]
A. 
The Maplewood Open Space Trust Fund Advisory Committee shall be comprised of the following members:
(1) 
A member of the Township Committee (ex officio), who shall serve as a nonvoting member.
(2) 
The Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs (ex officio), who shall serve as a nonvoting member.
(3) 
The Director of Public Works (ex officio), who shall serve as a nonvoting member.
(4) 
A member of the Recreation Advisory Committee, to be recommended by the Recreation Advisory Committee.
(5) 
A member of the Environmental Advisory Committee, to be recommended by the Environmental Advisory Committee.
(6) 
A member of the Historic Preservation Committee, to be recommended by the Historic Preservation Committee.
(7) 
A representative of the South Orange/Maplewood School District, to be recommended by the school district.
(8) 
Five residents of the Township with an interest in recreation and/or parks.
B. 
All members shall be appointed by the Township Committee.

§ 47-5 Terms of office.

The ex officio members of the Maplewood Open Space Trust Fund Advisory Committee shall be appointed annually. All other members of the Maplewood Open Space Trust Fund Advisory shall be appointed for terms of three years unless otherwise indicated. All terms shall expire on December 31 of the last year of the appointee's term. The initial appointment shall designate two three-year terms; three two-year terms and three one-year terms. Following the expiration of the initial appointment, all appointments shall be for a period of three years.

§ 47-6 Organization; meetings.

A. 
Members of the Open Space Trust Fund Advisory Committee shall organize annually and choose from among their members a Chairperson, who shall not be an ex officio member or a member of the South Orange/Maplewood School District.
B. 
The Maplewood Open Space Trust Fund Advisory Committee shall meet at least quarterly each year.