Borough of Wenonah, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Planning Board of Borough of Wenonah 1-15-1957.]
The objectives and purposes of the Planning Board of Wenonah, Gloucester County, New Jersey, are those set forth in Chapter 433, Laws of 1953 and amendments and supplements thereto, and those powers and duties delegated to the Planning Board by the Borough Council by ordinance dated December 30, 1955, in accordance with the above-mentioned enabling law.[1]
Editor's Note: For the establishment of the Planning Board, see Ch. 42, Planning Board.
The officers of the Planning Board shall consist of a Chairman, Vice Chairman and a Secretary.
The Chairman shall preside at all meetings and hearings of the Planning Board and shall have the duties normally conferred by parliamentary usage on such officers, including:
Appointment of standing and special committees.
Certification to the governing body of expenditures of funds up to $25.
With authorization of a majority of the Board, certify expenditures of funds in excess of $25.
The Chairman shall be one of the citizen members of the Board. He shall have the privilege of discussing all matters before the Board and to vote thereon.
The Vice Chairman shall act for the Chairman in his absence. He shall be a citizen member of the Board.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes and records of the Board, prepare the agenda of regular and special meetings with the Chairman, provide notice of meetings to Board members, arrange proper and legal notice of hearings, attend to correspondence of the Board and such other duties as are normally carried out by a secretary.
Nomination of officers shall be made from the floor by members of the Board at the annual organization meeting, which shall be held on the third Tuesday of January in each year, and the elections shall follow immediately thereafter. A candidate receiving a majority vote of the entire membership of the Planning Board shall be declared elected and shall serve for one year, or until his successor shall take office. Vacancies in offices shall be filled immediately by the procedure outlined above.
The regular meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 p.m. in the Wenonah Grammar School. A majority [three members] of the Board shall constitute a quorum and the number of votes necessary to transact business shall be a majority [three members] of the entire Board. Voting shall be by roll call. A record of the roll-call vote shall be kept as a part of the minutes. Special meetings may be called by the Chairman. It shall be the duty of the Chairman to call such a meeting when requested to do so in writing by a majority of the members of the Board. The notice of such a meeting shall specify the purposes of such a meeting and no other business may be considered except by unanimous consent of the Board. The Secretary shall notify all members of the Board in writing not less than five days in advance of such special meeting. All meetings at which official action is taken shall be open to the general public.
The order of business at regular meetings shall be:
Roll call.
Reading of minutes of previous meeting.
Communications and bills.
Report of officers and committees.
Recognition of citizen visitors.
Old business.
New business.
The Board may employ a clerk to assist the Secretary in the performance of his duties and perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chairman of the Planning Board. The Board may employ such staff and/or experts as it sees fit, to aid the Board in its work. Appointments shall be made by a majority vote of the entire Board membership. Reimbursement for any service rendered will be only from moneys appropriated by Borough Council.
In addition to those required by law, the Board may at its discretion hold public hearings when it is decided that such hearings will be in the public interest. Notice of such hearings shall be published in the official newspaper of the municipality or in a newspaper of general circulation at least 10 days before the time of public hearings. The case before the Board shall be presented in summary by the Secretary or a designated member of the Board, and parties in interest shall have privilege of the floor. No record of statement shall be recorded or sworn to as evidence for any court of law without notice to the parties. A record shall be kept of those speaking before the Board.
These bylaws may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the entire membership of the Planning Board.