[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wenonah 4-12-2012 by Ord. No. 5-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Within the Police Department, or Administration, or Department of Public Safety there shall be a Municipal Alliance Committee.
The Municipal Alliance Committee shall be comprised of five members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor. At least 50% of the members shall be residents of Borough of Wenonah. The term of membership shall be two years.
The presiding officer shall be known as the Chairperson and be designated as such by the Mayor.
A Vice Chairperson and Secretary shall be chosen among the Committee members by a majority vote.
The Committee shall adopt by-laws.
Meetings shall be held regularly and a schedule of meetings shall be established.
Minutes of the meetings shall be taken to serve as a public record.
The purpose of the Committee is as follows:
To organize and coordinate efforts involving schools, law enforcement, business groups and other community organizations;
In cooperation with local school districts, to develop comprehensive and effective alcoholism and drug abuse education programs in grades kindergarten through 12;
In cooperation with local school districts, to develop procedures for the intervention, treatment, and discipline of students abusing alcohol or drugs;
To develop comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse education, support and outreach efforts for parents in the community;
To develop comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse community awareness programs.
The functions of the Committee shall include but not be limited to the following:
Creating a network of community leaders, private citizens, and representatives from public and private human service agencies who are dedicated to a comprehensive and coordinated effort to promote and support drug and alcohol prevention and education programs and related activities with an emphasis on youth;
Conducting an assessment of the Borough of Wenonah to determine the needs of the community in relation to alcoholism and drug abuse issues;
Identifying existing efforts and services acting to reduce alcoholism and drug abuse;
Coordinating projects within Borough of Wenonah to avoid fragmentation and duplication;
Developing programs to be implemented at the municipal level or participating in regionally developed programs that accomplish the purpose of the Alliance effort and the purposes of the Municipal Alliance Committee;
Assisting Borough of Wenonah in acquiring funds for Alliance programs and raising funds through the fundraising committee;
Cooperating with the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse/Alliance Subcommittee to provide municipal data, reports or other information which may be required for the County Annual Alliance Plan or needed to assist the Alliance effort.
The Wenonah Borough Municipal Alliance is hereby established and created.