City of East Orange, NJ
Essex County
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[Added 2-25-1991 by Ord. No. 6-1991]
There is hereby established the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, which shall be responsible for the development and implementation of recreational and cultural activities and programs throughout the City. The Department shall operate under the Direction of the Director of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, who shall be a City officer appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Director shall be qualified by education, experience and training to perform the duties of this office.
The Director shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
A. 
Administer, supervise and direct the personnel and work of this Department as set forth in this article.
B. 
Periodically evaluate the programs of the Department and determine the needs of the public relative to providing recreation and cultural activities.
C. 
Assume responsibility for the development and implementation of programs and activities aimed at meeting the needs of the community.
D. 
Implement programs developed by the Mayor and City Council designed to promote recreational and cultural services.
E. 
Maintain liaison with citizen groups interested in participating in programs and activities promulgated by the Department.
F. 
Maintain liaison with citizen programs interested in participating in programs and activities promulgated by the department.
G. 
Coordinate public and private agencies and use their resources for programs and activities developed by the department.
H. 
Coordinate public and private agencies and use their resources for programs and activities developed by the department and act as liaison to the East Orange Arts and Cultural Commission.
I. 
Act as liaison to federal, state, county, local and private sector agencies to ascertain the availability of funding for arts and cultural programs within the City.
J. 
Ascertain the cultural needs of the City and implement programs to meet them.
K. 
Act as an informal resource person for federal, state and local arts organizations.
L. 
Coordinate volunteer programs within the City for arts and cultural activities.
M. 
Assist local educational, cultural and charitable institutions through cooperative programs to enhance membership, funding and publicity.
N. 
Develop programs to enhance ethnic, racial, historic and social traditions germane to the citizens of East Orange.
O. 
Periodically evaluate the programs of the Department and determine the needs of the public relative to providing services at the Civic Center.
P. 
Assume responsibility for the development and implementation of programs and activities aimed at meeting the needs of the community at the Civic Center.
Q. 
Implement programs developed by the Mayor and City Council designed to promote the use of the Civic Center.
[Amended 4-13-2015 by Ord. No. 17-2015]
In the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs shall be:
A. 
In the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs shall be the Division of Neighborhood Facilities, which shall be responsible for the operation of the Fellowship Civic Center in the City of East Orange.
(1) 
The Director of the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs shall have the following duties and responsibilities as it pertains to the Division of Neighborhood Facilities:
(a) 
Administer, supervise and direct the personnel and work of this Division as set forth in this article.
(b) 
Periodically evaluate the programs of the Division and determine the needs of the public relative to providing services at the Civic Center.
(c) 
Assume responsibility for the development and implementation of programs and activities aimed at meeting the needs of the community at the Civic Center.
(d) 
Implement programs developed by the Mayor and City Council designed to promote the use of the Civic Center.
(e) 
Maintain liaison with citizen groups interested in participating in programs and activities promulgated by the Division.
(f) 
Coordinate public and private agencies and use their resources for programs and activities developed by the Division.
The Department shall have additional personnel as may be provided for by the budget and set forth in the Salary Ordinance of the City. Said personnel shall be qualified by experience and training to perform the duties assigned by the Director of Recreation and Cultural Affairs.
[Added 3-26-2007 by Ord. No. 7-2007]
A. 
There is hereby established the East Orange Golf Course Advisory Committee. It consists of two members of City Council who shall be appointed by the City Council Chairperson and five citizens of East Orange, two of whom shall be appointed by resolution of City Council, two of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor and one of whom shall be appointed by resolution of the East Orange Board of Water Commissioners. The term of office for each City Council member shall be one year beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of each calendar year. The term of office for each citizen member shall be two years with the term beginning on the date of appointment. The Mayor and City Council Chairperson shall be ex officio members of the Golf Course Advisory Committee.
B. 
The East Orange Golf Course Advisory Committee shall review and study the management, operation and maintenance of the golf course and make policy recommendations to the Mayor, City Council and the Board of Water Commissioners.