City of Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hackensack 10-18-1993 by Ord. No. 11-93. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 2-20-1996 by Ord. No. 7-96]
There is hereby created and established an Advisory Commission on Economic Development for the City of Hackensack. The membership of the Commission shall consist of nine persons who are residents of the City or members of the business community in Hackensack. Additionally, representatives of the following entities shall be permitted to serve as ex officio members of the Board:
A. 
The Office of the Bergen County Executive.
B. 
A public utility providing services to the residents of Hackensack.
C. 
The Hackensack Chamber of Commerce.
D. 
A member of the City Council of the City of Hackensack (appointed by majority vote of the Council).
[Added 3-21-2006 by Ord. No. 4-2006]
E. 
The City Manager of the City of Hackensack.
[Added 3-21-2006 by Ord. No. 4-2006]
[Amended 2-20-1996 by Ord. No. 12-96]
With the exception of ex officio members who shall be designated on an annual basis, the Board members first appointed shall be appointed for the following terms: three members for three years, three members for two years, and three members for one year. Following the initial appointments, all appointments shall be for three years, and vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term only. The members shall receive no compensation for their services. With the exception of the Board members first appointed, the terms of office of each appointee shall commence on the first day of January and shall expire on the 31st day of December of the appropriate year. The Board members first appointed as aforesaid shall also serve from the date of their respective appointments through and including December 31, 1996, at which time the term of years of their full appointments shall be deemed to commence.
[Amended 2-20-1996 by Ord. No. 7-96]
All appointments to the Board, both regular members and ex officio members, shall be made by the Mayor and Council. With the exception of the Chairperson, who shall be designated annually by the Mayor and Council, the Board shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations for the discharge of its duties and for the proper exercise of the powers conferred upon it by the Mayor and Council and keep a record of its proceedings. The Board shall meet at least quarterly, but as frequently as may be provided for in its rules and regulations and as circumstances may require.
The duties of the Advisory Commission on Economic Development shall be to:
A. 
Research, study and evaluate the economic development of the City of Hackensack on an ongoing basis, with particular attention to the development and redevelopment of areas within the city which may be appropriate for such consideration.
B. 
Make recommendations to the Mayor and Council for the development of such areas and the zoning of such areas for residential or commercial purposes.
C. 
Prepare such advisory reports and perform such other duties as may from time to time be requested by the Mayor and Council concerning the feasibility of certain proposed projects.
D. 
Make recommendations to the Planning Board or the Board of Adjustment that may be requested concerning applications for development presented therein.
In the event that any member of the Board shall miss three consecutive meetings, the Board shall report such absences to the Mayor and Council. If the Mayor and Council, after due inquiry, are satisfied that the absences were not occasioned by reasonable cause, the Board member may be removed by resolution of the Mayor and Council.
In furtherance of its duties, the Commission shall have the power, upon the receipt of prior City Council approval, to engage the services of such professional advisors as may be necessary and appropriate.