[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Haledon 8-1-2001 by Ord. No. 11-2001 (Ch. 2, Art. XIII, of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established a Municipal Housing Commission consisting of seven members appointed by the Borough Council to serve without compensation. This Commission shall not serve as a municipal housing authority as defined by statute.
The Commission shall consist of the Mayor, one member of the Borough Council, one member of the Planning Board who is not a member of the Borough Council, the Borough Clerk/Administrator, and three citizens of the municipality.
The terms of Commission members who are members of the Borough Council or Planning Board shall be for a period of two years or shall terminate at termination of his/her respective term of office, whichever comes first.
The term of the Mayor shall be for his/her term of office.
The term of the Borough Clerk/Administrator shall be for his/her term of office.
The terms of the citizens at large shall be for a period of three years, with the initial appointments being staggered terms of one, two and three years.
The Municipal Housing Commission is an advisory board organized with the purpose of advising and making recommendations to the Borough Council, Planning Board, and other boards and agencies.
The specific duties of the Municipal Housing Commission shall be:
To review and comment upon any applications for development of lower- and moderate-income housing referred to the Commission by any other municipal agency or department.
To monitor the implementation of lower- and moderate-income housing development within the municipality and to recommend municipal action if lower- and moderate-income developments are not constructed or operated under the terms of approval.
To evaluate the housing needs of the municipality and the region and specifically to evaluate the existing lower- and moderate-income housing programs in the municipality and to make periodic reports to the Borough Council and Planning Board regarding these evaluations at least annually.
To act as liaison between the municipality and any other governmental or private agencies seeking to provide housing in the municipality.
To provide public relations and outreach services for housing opportunities within the municipality.
To recommend changes to the Planning Board and Borough Council regarding modifications of the Municipal Housing Plan, Master Plan, or land use regulations so as to meet the Municipal Housing Plan goals.
The governing body may employ or assign at the request of the Housing Commission such personnel or experts and other staff as the governing body deems necessary, provided such obligations do not exceed the municipal budgetary allocation available to the Housing Commission for such use.