Township of Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Little Egg Harbor; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Senior Citizens Advisory Board.
A. 
The Senior Citizens Advisory Board shall consist of 10 regular voting members and up to five alternate voting members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Committee. All members shall be residents of the Township of Little Egg Harbor and shall be at least 55 years of age, with the exception of the Committee Liaison. The terms of all regular voting members of the Senior Citizens Advisory Board shall be for a term of three years, commencing on January 1 of the year of appointment, with the exception of the initial members, whose terms shall be as follows: three members shall be appointed initially for one-year terms, three members shall be appointed initially for two-year terms, and four members shall be appointed initially for three-year terms. The terms of the alternate voting members shall be for one year.
[Amended 5-28-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-09]
B. 
In addition to the 10 regular voting members and the alternate voting members, which may number up to five, there shall be up to three nonvoting ex officio members representing senior citizen service agencies who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Committee. The terms of the ex officio members shall be for one year.
[Amended 5-28-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-09]
C. 
The Senior Citizens Advisory Board shall annually elect from its membership a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and a Secretary. The Committee liaison shall not be eligible to serve in any of those offices or positions. No one shall serve in any officer position for more than three consecutive terms.
A. 
Senior Citizens Advisory Board shall meet at least quarterly. Nothing shall preclude the Board from meeting more frequently if deemed necessary.
B. 
Duties and responsibilities. The Senior Citizens Advisory Board shall be responsible for advising the Mayor and Township Committee on matters impacting senior citizens in the Township, including but not limited to the areas of medical and social services, nutrition programs, transportation, recreation, employment opportunities, taxation and housing. The Senior Citizens Advisory Board shall also be responsible for sponsoring and scheduling educational programs, in conjunction with the Recreation Director, for senior citizens on topics of interest in the Township Community Centers. The Board shall also be responsible for coordinating senior citizen programs and interacting with the other senior citizen organizations in the Township, such as the AARP and "Old Guard," and the Ocean County Office of Senior Citizens.
The Mayor shall annually appoint a member of the governing body to serve as voting/liaison member of the Senior Citizens Advisory Board. The liaison shall report to the governing body and the public on a monthly basis by Committee report to advise on activities and recommendations of the Senior Citizens Advisory Board.