New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:18a-7 - Pinelands Municipal Council Established

13:18A-7. Pinelands Municipal Council established
6.1. a. There is hereby established a Pinelands Municipal Council, the membership of which shall consist of the mayor, or his designee, of each municipality located, in whole or in part, within the pinelands area.

b. (1) Fifteen members of the council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of council business. Action may be taken and motions and resolutions adopted by the council at any meeting thereof by the affirmative vote of a majority of those members of the council in attendance.

(2)The council shall draft and adopt bylaws to govern the proceedings of the council.

c. (1) The council shall meet at the call of the chairperson of the council or upon the concurrence of a majority of the full membership of the council.

(2)Notice of the agenda for each meeting shall be mailed by the chairperson to all members of the council at least seven calendar days in advance of the date of the meeting .

d. The council shall appoint a chairperson from among its members and such other officers as may be necessary until such time as elections may be held therefor as provided pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1995, c.272 (C.13:18A-7.1).

e. (1) Members of the council shall serve without compensation, and each member shall serve only as long as he is the mayor or the designee of the mayor of the municipality he represents. The council may, within the limits of funds appropriated or otherwise made available for such purposes, reimburse its members for necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their official duties.

(2)The council may, within the limits of funds appropriated or otherwise made available for such purposes, appoint such staff or hire such experts as it may require.

f. The commission shall submit to the council, for review, prior to final commission action thereon, the comprehensive management plan, and any revisions thereto, including the minimum standards for the adoption of municipal and county plans and ordinances concerning the development and use of land in the pinelands area. The commission may also submit to the council any other matter that the commission deems advisable.

g. The council shall review all matters submitted to it by the commission and shall state its position to the commission and to all members of the council within 60 days of the submission thereof.

h. The council may make recommendations to the commission on any matters it deems advisable whether or not the matter was submitted to the council by the commission. The council shall mail to all members of the council any recommendations made to the commission at the time that the recommendations are submitted to the commission. Members of the council may provide comments to the commission regarding the recommendations.

L.1979,c.111,s.6.1; amended 1995,c.272,s.1.

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