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Township of Lacey, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lacey 3-16-1979 as Ord. No. 4-79 (Ch. 19 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 11-16-1979 by Ord. No. 38-79]
There is hereby created a Local Assistance Board in the Township of Lacey pursuant to the General Public Assistance Law (P.L. 1947, c. 156). Said Local Assistance Board shall be composed of five (5) persons, and at least one (1) of them shall be a woman. They shall be appointed by the Mayor of the township upon the approval of the Township Committee and shall serve without compensation but shall be allowed their necessary and actual expenses.
[Amended 11-16-1979 by Ord. No. 38-79]
A. 
The term of one (1) member of the Local Assistance Board shall be for one (1) year, and such member only may be appointed from among the members of the Township Committee of the Township of Lacey. The terms of the other members thereof shall be as follows:
(1) 
The terms of the other members shall be for four (4) years each, except that the terms of the initial members shall be one (1) year for one (1) member, two (2) years for one (1) member, three (3) years for one (1) member and four (4) years for the other member in order that their terms may expire in alternate years. Thereafter, the term of each member shall be for four (4) years.
(2) 
The term of each member of the Local Assistance Board shall begin on the first day of January, and each member shall continue in office until his successor shall be appointed and shall qualify.
B. 
Vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms only.
[Added 7-11-1996 by Ord. No. 96-36]
The Local Assistance Board shall organize and select a Chairman and Secretary and appoint a Director of Welfare who shall be the first executive and administrative officer of the Board. The Director of Welfare shall hold office for a term of five (5) years from the date of his or her appointment and shall be paid such salary as may be fixed by such Board subject to the approval of the Township Committee. If a vacancy occurs in the office of Director of Welfare, a temporary or Acting Director may be appointed to serve for not more than ninety (90) days.
The Director of Welfare shall have the following duties:
A. 
Supervise, by periodic investigation, every person receiving public assistance, such investigation to be made by visitation at least once a month.
B. 
Reconsider from month to month the amount and nature of public assistance given and alter, amend or suspend the same when the circumstances so require.
C. 
Devise ways and means for bringing persons unable to maintain themselves to self-support or to the support of any other person or agency able and willing so to do.
D. 
Keep full and complete records of such investigation, supervision, assistance and rehabilitation and of all certifications of persons for employment or benefits and cancellations thereof in such manner and form as required by the Commissioner of the Department of Human Services.
E. 
Bring about appropriate action for commitment to any state or county institution when the best interest of the needy persons would be so deserved.
The Local Assistance Board shall have the powers and perform the duties prescribed by general law and ordinance and shall appoint a Director of Welfare pursuant to the state law.
[Added 8-13-1992 by Ord. No. 92-53; amended 7-11-1996 by Ord. No. 96-36]
The Local Assistance Board is authorized to provide burial expenses for township residents who die without insurance or adequate funds for burial. Burial expenses can be made on behalf of township residents who are welfare clients as well as those who are poor but not on any public assistance program. The allowance for burial expenses shall not exceed the expenses allowed by the Department of Human Services as set forth in N.J.A.C. 10:85-4.8(a)2.