[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville 10-5-2015 by Ord. No. 15-2015. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The City Council of the City of Pleasantville (herein after the "City"), Atlantic County, New Jersey, hereby establishes the Pleasantville Economic Development, Tourism and Special Events Advisory Committee (hereinafter the "Committee").
The primary functions, purposes and goals of the Committee include the following:
To discuss, investigate, study and give written advice and recommendations to City Council as determined by the Committee and/or as may be requested by City Council regarding economic and business conditions and circumstances best suited for the City, and the manner and methods by which development of business conditions and circumstances best suited for the City may evolve and be encouraged;
To market and promote the City's economic and business strengths;
To recommend, in writing, to City Council the means by which stability and growth can best take place for existing business;
To work together cooperatively with the County of Atlantic and other local regional and state organizations, divisions, or departments having similar goals, in order to be able to recommend to the City Council the best and most desirable planning implementation, and courses of action by which the primary functions, purposes and goals of the City's economic and business interests can be most effectively and efficiently merged and coordinated with those other organizations, divisions, or departments having similar goals.
The Committee shall have such additional functions, purposes and goals as the Committee may request that the City Council establish subject to the approval of City Council.
The Committee shall consist of nine regular members, all appointed by the Mayor with the consent of City Council, and all members shall have a term of office of three calendar years, or such lesser period of time as may be caused by the date of appointment, with terms expiring at 11:59 p.m., December 31, of each calendar year. Appointments shall be staggered such that three appointments expire each year, and each year three members are appointed to full three-year terms.
The members of the Committee shall be residents or taxpayers of the City. The Mayor and one member of City Council shall be members of the Committee. The City Administrator shall be an ex officio member of the Committee, and City Department Heads may from time to time attend the meetings of the Committee as directed by the City Administrator.
All regular members of the Committee shall have full voting privileges.
The appointments of regular and ex officio members of the Committee shall be made by the Mayor and consented to by City Council by resolution as soon as practicable after the establishment of the Committee by this chapter in this calendar year of its establishment, and in succeeding years practicable after the establishment of the Committee by this chapter in this calendar year of its establishment, and in succeeding years at the annual City Council reorganization meeting or any subsequent regular meeting of City Council in January of each calendar year.
No appointment of any member of the Committee may be rescinded or terminated except for good cause.
Any vacancy created by any registration of any member of the Committee during any calendar year may be filled by appointment of the Mayor and consented to by City Council by resolution for the remainder of that member's term of office.
The Committee is authorized to meet within 30 days of the appointment of the members.
At the first meeting in each calendar year the Committee shall:
Elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and a Secretary;
Establish a schedule of meeting dates for the remainder of the calendar year.
Establish a list of primary and lesser goals and a mission statement for the calendar year;
Establish a schedule of performance due dates for reports of any investigation or study to be undertaken by the Committee during the calendar year.
The Secretary shall prepare accurate written minutes of each Committee meeting, which minutes shall be approved by the Committee and forwarded to the Mayor and City Council.
The Committee may organize and appoint subcommittees which shall perform certain tasks for the Committee and make reports and recommendations to the Committee. Subcommittee reports and actions shall not be deemed reports or actions of the full Committee unless adopted by a majority vote of the Committee.
The Committee shall be an advisory committee to the Mayor and City Council, and any reports or actions recommended by the Committee shall not be effective until approved by City Council. The Committee shall conduct its activities and meetings in accordance with all applicable state laws which shall include the Open Public Meetings Act and the Open Public Records Act.