40:41A-14. Additional recommendations
If the charter study commission shall vote to recommend adoption of one of the optional forms set forth in articles 3 to 6, inclusive, of this act, it shall also consider and make findings with respect to each of the three subjects set forth in subsections a, b, and c of this section and determine which plan would provide the best representation of the people of the county. The final report shall set forth said findings and determinations in detail.
Based upon said findings and determinations, the commission shall designate, as an integral part of its recommended plan, its choice of alternatives as follows:
a. Board size and term. The commission shall recommend that the board be composed of five, seven or nine members, each of whom shall hold office for a term of 3 years.
b. Concurrency of terms. The commission shall recommend either a continuation of the present system of nonconcurrent terms or the adoption of a new system of concurrent terms.
c. Constituencies. The commission shall recommend that all board members be elected at large, or that they be elected by districts, or that they be elected both at large and by districts. If the last recommendation is made, the number of freeholders elected by districts shall be as follows: in a county selecting a five-member board three shall be by district; in a county selecting a seven-member board four shall be by districts; and in a county selecting a nine-member board five shall be by districts. Nothing in this paragraph shall apply to those officials whose constituency, term or method of election is defined in subsequent sections of this act.
L.1972, c. 154, s. 14, eff. Sept. 19, 1972.
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