[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Lavallette. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 44:8-115 et seq., a Local Assistance Board comprised of three members, at least one of whom shall be a woman. The members of the Local Assistance Board shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Borough Council and shall serve without compensation but shall be allowed their necessary and actual expenses.
The term of one member of the Local Assistance Board shall be for one year and such member only may be appointed from among the membership of the governing body of the municipality. The terms of the other members shall be for two years each, expiring in alternate years. To provide for the expiration of the terms in alternate years, the first term of one of the members shall be for a one-year period.
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 a successor shall be appointed and shall qualify. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms only.
The Local Assistance Board shall organize and select a Chair and Secretary and shall 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 years from the date of the appointment and shall be paid a salary as may be fixed by the Local Assistance Board subject to the approval of the governing body. In the case of a vacancy in the office of the Director of Welfare, a temporary or acting Director may be appointed to serve for not more than 90 days.
Other employees, including assistants, clerks, investigators and nurses, in such number as may be necessary to properly administer public assistance shall be appointed in the same manner as other employees of the municipality.
No employee of the Welfare Department of the municipality whose compensation is paid from funds received or appropriated from public assistance or the administration thereof in any manner shall hold an office in any political party.
The Local Assistance Board and Director of Welfare shall have all powers and perform all duties established under N.J.S.A. 44:8-115 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 10:85-1 et seq.