[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-27.1.]
There shall be a Youth Guidance Council which shall have all of the functions and powers and duties of a Municipal Youth Guidance Council or Commission pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:22-1 et seq. The Youth Guidance Council shall organize annually by selecting a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary and shall meet regularly, at least once a month, and at such other times as its Chairman shall direct.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-27.2.]
The Manager shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the Council, a Youth Guidance Council of seven members. The membership shall include at least one representative of the Council, one representative of the school system and one representative of the Police Department. Each member shall serve for a term of three years or until their successors be appointed, except that the terms of the original members shall be so constituted as to provide that three of the members shall serve for one year, two for two years and two for three years.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:22-5 and 9:22-6, the Youth Guidance Council shall have the following responsibilities and powers:
To assist in coordinating and integrating community plans and services, governmental and voluntary, affecting the welfare of all children and youth in the community.
To assist in coordinating and integrating community plans and services, governmental and voluntary, for protecting children who are especially exposed to conditions conducive to delinquency.
To assist in coordinating and integrating community plans for the control of harmful influences in the community.
To undertake, supervise or direct the making of studies and surveys of all matters and things which are or may be related to or in the interest of youth guidance.
To create subcommittees, composed of members and non-members of the Youth Guidance Council, to aid and assist in the work of said Council.
To request and obtain such cooperation, assistance and data from various Township departments, boards and bodies and other agencies as may be reasonably necessary in order to carry out its work.
To make recommendations, devise plans and suggest ways and means to meet the various problems having to do with youth guidance.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-27.3.]