[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Atlantic City 10-7-1987 by Ord. No. 97-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created a regional advisory board to be known as the "Atlantic City Municipal and Regional Airport Advisory Board."
The board shall consist of nine members. Four members of the Board shall be appointed by the City Council of the City of Atlantic City and shall be members of said Council. Three members of the Board shall be comprised of residents from Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township and Hamilton Township, with each municipality providing one member whose appointment shall be by the Mayor or governing body of that municipality. These members shall be the voting members of the Board. In addition thereto, two ex officio members without voting privileges shall be appointed. One shall be appointed by the Governor and the other by the Mayor of the City of Atlantic City.
Each voting member of the Board shall serve for a term of three years, to commence on the first day of July of the year of appointment. However, the initial terms of the voting members of the Board shall be as follows: Of the four first appointed by the City Council of the City of Atlantic City, one shall serve for a term of one year, one shall serve for a term of two years, and two shall serve for a term of three years. The first appointment by Galloway Township shall serve for a term of one year, the first appointment of Hamilton Township shall serve for two years, and the first appointment for Egg Harbor Township shall serve for three years. The two ex officio appointments by the Governor of the State of New Jersey and the Mayor of Atlantic City, respectively, shall serve one-year terms, to commence on the first day of July of the year of appointment.
The powers of the Advisory Board shall be vested in the voting members thereof in office, and a majority of the voting members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting held by the Board. Action may be taken and motions or resolutions adopted by the Board at any meeting by a vote of the majority of the members. No vacancy in the membership of the Board shall impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform the duties of the Board. The minutes of every meeting of the Board shall be delivered promptly to the City Clerk of the City of Atlantic City, who shall forward a copy of the same to the Mayor of the City of Atlantic City and to the President of the City Council. No action taken at the meeting by the Board shall be effective until approved by the Mayor of the City of Atlantic City or until 10 days after the copy of the minutes shall have been delivered to the City Clerk. If, in the ten-day period, the Mayor of the City returns the copy of the minutes with a veto of any action taken by the Board or any member thereof at the meeting, that action shall be of no effect. The Mayor of the City of Atlantic City may approve all or any part of the action taken at that meeting prior to the expiration of the ten-day period. The Board meeting shall be subject to the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.
No member of the Board shall receive any payment or compensation of any kind from any source, including public, state or municipal entities, for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this chapter as a member of the Board. However, nothing in this section is meant to preclude any of the voting members of the Board to request from their respective municipalities reimbursement for necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties. Said expenses shall be made public at a meeting and set forth in the appropriate minutes.
The Board shall have the following powers in order to advise the City of Atlantic City and Pan Am World Services, Inc., with the operation, management and development of the municipal airport at Pomona, New Jersey, and the conferring of these powers are meant to be broad in order for the Board to carry out the duties and purposes of this chapter.
To select a Chairman of the Board by an election to be held between the seven voting members of the Board and to make and enforce bylaws and rules of procedure for the carrying out of its meetings and agenda and how action is to be taken by the Board.
To call to its assistance and avail itself of the services of any employees of any federal, state or county municipal department, authority or other agency as it may require and as may be available to it for its purposes of acquiring information and expertise on the operation, management and development of the airport facility.
To review any airport master plan developed by the federal government or any other state, county or municipal agency to determine its impact on the operation, management and development of the airport facility.
To review and study the zoning ordinances of the municipalities surrounding the airport facility as to any impact said zoning or land use planning ordinances or regulations would have on the operation, management and development of the airport facility.
To conduct public hearings concerning the operation of the airport, its management and any proposed development or improvements to be made at the airport facility for the purposes of ascertaining the position of the general public in those areas.
To adopt formal recommendations of actions to be taken by the City of Atlantic City and Pan Am World Services, Inc., for the operation, management, regulation improvement and development of the airport facility.
Nothing in this chapter shall restrict the governing body of the City of Atlantic City from dissolving the Advisory Board. The governing body of the City of Atlantic City may dissolve the Board without receiving prior consent or approval of any of the municipalities represented on the Board.