City of Bordentown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown 4-8-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-13-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-06]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1 et seq., there is hereby created a commission which shall be known as the "Bordentown City Environmental Commission." The mission statement of the Commission shall be as follows:
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It is the fundamental purpose and mission of the Bordentown City Environmental Commission to educate the residents of the City as well as plan and maintain the environmental assets of the City of Bordentown. It is the obligation and responsibility of the Environmental Commission to be responsive to the Mayor, City Commissioners and the residents of Bordentown on issues that directly impact the environmental welfare, safety, sustainability and the general environs of the City of Bordentown.
The Bordentown City Environmental Commission hereby created is a municipal environmental commission as contemplated and provided for by N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1 et seq., as amended, and shall have and exercise all of the powers and perform all of the duties provided for by said statute and any other statutes heretofore enacted and applicable thereto.
[Amended 7-8-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-11]
The Bordentown City Environmental Commission is hereby composed of nine members and two alternate members to be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Bordentown, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1, one of whom shall also be a member of the Bordentown City Planning Board and all of whom shall be residents of the City of Bordentown. All members shall serve without compensation and the Mayor shall designate one of the members of said body as the Chairperson thereof. The Mayor or Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown may remove any member of the Environmental Commission for cause, on written charges served upon the member and after a hearing thereon at which the member shall be entitled to be heard in person or by counsel, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1. A vacancy on the Commission occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as an original appointment.
The first three members appointed to said body shall be for terms of three years from the date of appointment. The next two members appointed shall be for terms of two years from the date of appointment. The next two members appointed to said body shall be for a term of one year from the date of appointment. Their successors shall be appointed for terms of three years and until the appointment and qualification of their successors. In the case of the alternate members, one alternate member shall be appointed for a term of one year and the other alternate member shall be appointed for a term of two years and until the appointment and qualification of their successors.
The Environmental Commission shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall provide an annual report to the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:56A-4. The Board of Commissioners may provide, at their discretion, the Environmental Commission with a secretary to record the minutes of meetings and to assist in ministerial and administrative functions. The salary of the secretary shall be fixed by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown.