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Borough of Chester, NJ
Morris County
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[Adopted 4-3-1980 as Sec. 2-12 of the 1980 Code; amended in its entirety 4-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-05]
There is hereby created an advisory committee to be known as the Recreation Committee to provide advice to the Borough and its officials and committees for the provision of recreational programs, activities, opportunities and events within the Borough and for the benefit of Borough residents.
The Recreation Committee shall have the following powers and duties:
A. 
Conduct research concerning recreational programs, activities, opportunities and events, within the Borough and for the benefit of Borough residents and may coordinate with the activities of any bodies organized for similar purposes, and may, with prior Mayor and Council approval, advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, plans and pamphlets which it deems necessary.
B. 
Keep a record of recreational programs, activities, opportunities and events, reviewed or discussed by the Committee, and implemented or offered by the Borough, and evaluate same, with recommendations to the Recreation Director and Borough Administrator.
C. 
Meet with the Recreation Director, who may attend the Committee's meetings, to offer comments, thoughts, and recommendations concerning recreation programs, activities, opportunities and events within the Borough and for the benefit of Borough residents.
D. 
Make recommendations to the Recreation Director, Borough Administrator, and Mayor and Council concerning recreation programs, activities, opportunities and events within the Borough and/or for the benefit of Borough residents.
E. 
Study and make recommendations concerning recreation programs, activities, opportunities and events within the Borough and/or for the benefit of Borough residents.
F. 
Make comments, recommendations, and/or findings on issues presented to it by the Mayor and Council, administrator, and/or Recreation Director.
G. 
Assist the Borough in the establishment of recreation programs, activities, opportunities and events within the Borough and/or for the benefit of Borough residents.
H. 
Develop a dialogue with other neighboring municipal recreation committees, departments, and directors to explore and expand recreation programs, activities, opportunities for the benefit of Borough residents.
I. 
Periodically review its function and submit recommendations to the Mayor and Council as to whether additional duties should be assigned or delegated to the Committee.
J. 
Assist the Borough in the evaluation, establishment, and implementation of recreation programs, activities, opportunities and events within the Borough and/or for the benefit of Borough residents.
[Amended 6-6-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-10]
The membership of the Recreation Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall consist of five members who shall be citizens and residents of the Borough. The Committee members first appointed shall include two one-year appointments, one two-year appointment, and two three-year appointments. Thereafter, their successors shall be appointed for terms of three years, and all future appointments shall be made at the Borough's annual reorganization meeting. Appointments to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term of the departing member.
The Recreation Committee shall meet regularly at least once each month in connection with the performance of its duties and for the consideration of recreation programs, activities, opportunities and events within the Borough and/or for the benefit of Borough residents. Any Committee member who does not attend two-thirds of the meetings for any calendar year may be discharged from the Committee by resolution of the Mayor and Council, and in this event a successor member shall be appointed to serve for the unexpired term.
All moneys received by the former Recreation Commission or by the Recreation Committee shall be paid over to the municipal treasurer and kept in a special fund, which shall be designated for recreational purposes within Chester Borough or for the benefit of Borough residents, including, but not limited to, recreational programs; recreational events; salary of Borough employees such as the Recreation Director and park attendants; defraying the expenses of improving, maintaining or expanding recreational facilities, playgrounds, fields, and recreation places within the Borough.