[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway 10-14-1971 by Ord. No. 5-71 as Ch. 2, Art. II, Div. 2, of the 1971 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created a commission known as the "Shade Tree Commission of the Borough of Rockaway."
[Amended 11-14-1991 by Ord. No. 22-91]
The Shade Tree Commission established by this chapter shall consist of five members, appointed by the Mayor and shall serve without compensation except as otherwise provided in § 77-4.
The first Shade Tree Commissioners shall be appointed within 60 days after July 8, 1965, and their terms of office shall commence upon the day of their appointment and be for the respective periods of one, two, three, four and five years, beginning on the first day of January next succeeding such appointment. The term of each appointee shall be designated in his appointment. All subsequent appointments, except to fill vacancies, shall be for the full term of five years, to take effect on the first day of January.
The Shade Tree Commission shall organize annually for the election of one of its members as Chairman and the appointment of a Secretary, who need not be a member.
The salary of the Secretary, who may be compensated even if a member, shall be fixed by the Council. The salary of all other employees of the Commission shall be fixed by the Commission. All salaries shall be fixed as nearly as practicable in accordance with the salary schedule of the Borough for corresponding positions.
The Shade Tree Commission shall have the powers provided by N.J.S.A. 40:64-5.
The regulation, planting, care and control of shade and ornamental trees and shrubbery upon and in the streets, highways and public places, parks and parkways within the Borough, except state highways, unless the State Highway Department shall assent thereto, and except county highways, parks and parkways, unless the County Shade Tree Commission shall assent thereto, shall be exercised by and be under the authority of the Shade Tree Commission.