Township of Maplewood, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 12-20-2016 by Ord. No. 2844-16]

§ 59-1 Establishment.

There is established within the Township the Maplewood Seniors Advisory Committee.

§ 59-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SENIOR
A person qualified to receive social security retirement benefits.

§ 59-3 Purpose.

The general purpose of the Maplewood Seniors Advisory Committee shall include but not be limited to:
A. 
Responding to requests from the Township Committee for advisory support on issues related to the status of seniors living or working in the Township.
B. 
Making recommendations to the Township Committee on resolutions and ordinances that have an impact on the quality of life for seniors living or working in the Township.
C. 
Studying and making recommendations to the Township Committee on issues that impact seniors' ability to live in the Township.
D. 
Studying and making recommendations to the Township Committee on ways to better integrate seniors into the political and civic life of the Township.
E. 
Being a source for information regarding transportation and health issues affecting Township seniors.
F. 
Assisting the Township administration and governing body with outreach to seniors, and identifying those seniors in the Township who may need assistance receiving communications from the Township other than electronically.
G. 
Assisting the Township administration and governing body with outreach to civic organizations, faith-based groups, and educational institutions to advance the Committee's goals.
H. 
Assisting the Township with the implementation of the work plan of the SOMA Age Friendly Initiative.

§ 59-4 Membership; term of office.

The Township Committee shall appoint 11 residents of the Township, at least six of whom shall be seniors and one of whom shall be under the age of 25, to serve as members of the Maplewood Seniors Advisory Committee.
A. 
Term.
(1) 
The initial appointments shall be designated as follows:
(a) 
Four shall be appointed for three-year terms.
(b) 
Four shall be appointed for two-year terms.
(c) 
Three shall be appointed for one-year terms.
(2) 
Thereafter all reappointments shall be for a term of three years. All terms shall expire December 31 of the last year of the appointee's term.
B. 
In addition to the appointed members, the Director of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the Health Officer, the Zoning Official and the Welfare Director for the Township of Maplewood shall serve on the Maplewood Seniors Advisory Committee as (ex officio) nonvoting members.
C. 
A member of the Maplewood Township Committee shall serve as a liaison to the Maplewood Seniors Advisory Committee and shall be nonvoting.
D. 
The Maplewood Seniors Advisory Committee shall elect a Chair and Vice Chair from among its voting members on an annual basis.
[Amended 5-16-2017 by Ord. No. 2861-17]