[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 1-22-1990 by Ord. No. 90-355. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 83.
Appointment of Committee — See N.J.S.A. 26:2BB-1 et seq.
The Legislature of the State of New Jersey has in P.L. 1989, Chapter 51, approved March 27, 1989, established a Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and permitted the governing body of each municipality to appoint a Municipal Alliance Committee to identify alcoholism and drug prevention, education and community needs. Therefore, the governing body of the Township of Cedar Grove, County of Essex and State of New Jersey, does hereby ordain as follows.
It is the purpose of this chapter to establish a means for the Township of Cedar Grove to actively participate in the state's efforts against alcoholism and drug abuse by:
Organizing and coordinating efforts involving schools, law enforcement, business groups and other community organizations for the purpose of reducing alcoholism and drug abuse.
In cooperation with local schools, developing comprehensive and effective alcoholism and drug abuse education programs.
Developing comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse education, support and outreach efforts for parents in the community.
Developing comprehensive alcoholism and drug abuse community awareness programs.
There shall be a Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance Committee which shall serve in an advisory capacity to the governing body in matters concerning the identification of alcoholism and drug prevention, education and community needs and implementation of programs formulated pursuant to this chapter.
The Cedar Grove Municipal Alliance Committee shall consist of 14 members: one of whom shall be a member of the governing body; one of whom shall be a representative of the Board of Education; one of whom shall be a representative of the Townwide Family and School Association; one of whom shall be a member of the Cedar Grove Police Department; one of whom shall be a municipal department head; and nine citizens, one of whom may be a local religious representative.
[Amended 3-19-1990 by Ord. No. 90-359; 3-16-1992 by Ord. No. 92-397; 1-4-1993 by Ord. No. 92-414]
The one representative of the governing body and the one representative of the Board of Education shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Township Council and Board of Education, respectively.
The balance of the members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Township Council and shall serve for a period of three years, except that the respective terms of office of the originally appointed members shall be as follows:
The term of each member, except for the initial term, shall begin on the first day of January, and each member shall continue in office until his successor shall be appointed.
In the event of the resignation of any member appointed pursuant to § 45-5B above or his death or inability to serve or his absence from 50% or more of the regularly scheduled meetings of the Committee in any twelve-month period, in which latter event removal shall automatically occur, the Township Council shall fill said vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term.
The Municipal Alliance Committee shall elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary at its organizational meeting in January.
The Secretary shall keep minutes of all the meetings of the Committee, which minutes and copies of official correspondence of the Committee shall be kept on file in the office of the Township Clerk.
The Municipal Alliance Committee shall hold regular monthly meetings at the same time and day of each month in the Township Municipal Building as set in its organizational meeting in January. Special meetings may be called by the Chairman on three days' notice to each member of the Committee. The Committee may make and amend rules and regulations concerning the conduct of its meetings.
The Municipal Alliance Committee shall make recommendations to the Township Council for:
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 community 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 the municipality to avoid fragmentation and duplication.
Developing programs to be implemented at the municipal level or participate in regionally developed programs that accomplish the purpose of the Alliance effort and the purposes of the Municipal Alliance Committee.
Assisting the municipality in acquiring funds for Alliance programs and developing a subcommittee on fundraising.
Cooperating with the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse/Alliance Steering 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.