[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Franklin 12-20-1999 by Ord. No. 99-25. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Public Safety Committee. The Committee shall consist of six members. The members of the Public Safety Committee shall serve without compensation and shall be appointed during the course of the January reorganization meeting of the Franklin Township Municipal Committee. The Public Safety Committee shall consist of the following individuals:
One Township Committee Member from each district. The member shall be nominated by the Acting Mayor of each district Township Committee and thereafter voted upon by the district's Township Committee. If the nominee receives a majority of affirming votes by his or her Township Committee, the nominee shall be appointed to serve on the Public Safety Committee. If the nominee fails to receive a majority of affirming votes, then the Mayor shall nominate another candidate then currently serving as a Township Committee member until such time as a Committee member receives a majority of affirming votes. Each member appointed hereunder shall serve for a period of one year.
The Asbury Fire Chief.
The Franklin Fire Chief.
Emergency Management Coordinator.
Captain of the Franklin Township Rescue Squad.
Chief Financial Officer of Franklin Township.
The Public Safety Committee shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman from its members and shall select a Secretary who may or may not be a member of the Public Safety Committee.
Members of the Public Safety Committee may be removed by the governing body if, in the discretion of the governing body, removal of the member is necessary and/or appropriate. Thereafter, the Mayor shall nominate a replacement for the member so removed and the nominee receiving a majority of affirming votes by the Municipal Committee shall be appointed to replace the removed member. In the case of the removal of a Fire Chief or rescue squad Captain, the nominated replacement shall be a member of the fire company or rescue squad, as the case may be. In the case of removal of a member appointed by a district Municipal Committee, only the district so nominating and appointing the member shall be vested with jurisdiction to remove said member.
The Public Safety Committee shall undertake the following:
Preparation of budget recommendations for presentation to the Township Committee relative to all emergency groups. The budget recommendations shall provide detail and supporting documentation to the Township Committee relative to the proposed budget recommendations.
Meet on at least a quarterly basis.
Review any and all issues relative to public safety of the citizens of Franklin Township as raised by the Franklin Township Municipal Committee. Following a review of the issues so presented by the Municipal Committee for review by the Public Safety Committee, the Public Safety Committee shall submit a report to the Municipal Committee for the Committee's review and consideration.
Review and make recommendations regarding the provision of emergency services to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment relative to all site plans and major subdivision applications.
The Public Safety Committee shall not be vested with any authority to bind the Franklin Township Municipal Committee, and in that regard the Public Safety Committee is strictly advisory in nature.