[Adopted 9-21-2011 by Ord. No. 31-11 (Ch. 3D, Art. I, of the 1969 Code)]
The office of a member of a board, committee, commission, authority or other agency shall be deemed vacant whenever the member, without being excused by a majority of the authorized members of such body, fails to attend and participate at meetings of such body for a period of eight consecutive weeks or for four consecutive regular meetings, whichever shall be of longer duration, at the conclusion of such period, provided that such body shall notify the Township Committee in writing of such determination; provided, further, that such board, committee, commission, authority or other agency may refuse to excuse only with respect to those failures to attend and participate which are not due to legitimate illness.
This article shall not permit the removal of the member if the member has been absent for less than six consecutive weeks or three consecutive meetings, whichever shall be of longer duration, without being excused, within the term of office for the position held by the individual.
Whenever any of the above shall occur, the Mayor or Township Committee known as the appointing authority shall forthwith fill the office for the unexpired term in the manner prescribed by law; provided, however, that in the case of a person failing to qualify or refusing to serve, such office shall not be deemed vacant if the incumbent officeholder is authorized by law to continue in such office until a successor is appointed and qualifies therefor.