Borough of Westwood, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Adopted 2-19-2008 by Ord. No. 08-03]
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 6, Boards, Committees and Commissions, Art. III, Advisory Board of Recreation; and Ch. 243, Parks and Recreation Areas.
For the purposes of this article, the following terms or phrases shall be construed to have the meanings indicated:
BOARD
The Advisory Board of Recreation of the Borough, as hereinafter created and constituted.
COUNCIL LIAISON
The representative of the Governing Body designated as its liaison to the Department of Recreation Advisory Board.
DEPARTMENT
The Department of Recreation of the Borough.
DIRECTOR
The Director of Recreation of the Borough, who shall be subject to the supervision and control of the Mayor and Council and Council Liaison of Recreation.
The Director of Recreation of the Borough shall have the following duties and powers:
A. 
The Director shall be in charge of all recreational program activities in the Borough. He or she shall report to the Council Liaison and the Mayor and Council, via the Administrator, concerning the performance of his or her duties.
B. 
The Director shall have the power to assign any employee of the Department to any work or position therein. It shall be the duty of the Director to report to the Council Liaison and the Mayor and Council, via the Administrator, at such times as it may require, any information concerning the Department and its work as the Council Liaison and the Mayor and Council may deem pertinent. The Director shall annually, on the date to be fixed by the Council Liaison and the Mayor and Council, render to them a full report of the activities and operations of the Department for the next year preceding. The Director, subject to the approval of the Mayor and Council, may prescribe such rules and regulations as he or she may deem necessary or expedient for the proper conduct of the Department and the operation and use of recreational playgrounds, resorts and fields, and all recreational equipment.
C. 
The Director shall be responsible to the Council Liaison and the Mayor and Council for the proper custody and preservation of the books, papers, records and property under his or her control.
D. 
The Director shall administer the work of the Department in accordance with the policies established by the Borough Administrator and/or the Mayor and Council in order to create and supervise an efficient administrative organization for the Department.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
E. 
The Director, in concert and conjunction with the Advisory Board, shall be empowered to conduct studies of local conditions and needs affecting recreation for the purpose of developing immediate and long-range plans to meet these needs. He or she shall also keep informed as to developments in the field of recreation. However, no funds shall be spent on said projects without the prior approval of the Mayor and Council.
F. 
He or she shall be empowered to promote the recreational program through the use of volunteers and staff workers and to establish and promote cooperative planning and working relationships with other local community agencies.
G. 
He or she shall be empowered to incur the expenditure of departmental funds in accordance with budget appropriations and ordinances of the Borough.
H. 
He or she shall also be empowered to prepare budget estimates and to supervise the keeping of complete financial records for the Department.
I. 
The Director shall attend all regular meetings of the Board established by § 6-15 of this Code. He or she shall submit a monthly report to the Board, advising the latter as to the conduct and progress of recreational activities and facilities in the Borough.[2]
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Editor's Note: The following original sections of the 2002 Code, which immediately followed this subsection, were moved to Ch. 6, Boards, Committees and Commissions, Art. III, Advisory Board of Recreation, as part of the 2010 recodification: § 2.44.030, Advisory Board created; § 2.44.040, Appointment of members; and § 2.44.050, Power and duties of Board.