New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:56a-8 - Joint Environmental Commission; Creation By Ordinance; Members; Compensation

40:56A-8. Joint environmental commission; creation by ordinance; members; compensation
a. The governing bodies of two or more municipalities may, by adoption of substantially similar ordinances, create a joint environmental commission for the protection, development or use of natural resources, including water resources located within their combined territorial limits.

b. The number and qualifications of the members of such joint environmental commission, and their terms and methods of appointment or removal shall be such as may be determined and agreed upon by said governing bodies and set forth in the ordinance creating such joint commission, except that

(1) when such joint commission is created by two municipalities only, there shall be at least three members from each municipality;

(2) when such joint commission is created by three or more municipalities, there shall be at least two members from each municipality;

(3) at least one member from each municipality shall be a member of the planning board (if any) of the municipality, and

(4) a majority of the members of the joint commission shall hold no other public office, except membership on a municipal or other planning board.

c. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but may receive reimbursement for actual expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the commission.

L.1975, c. 334, s. 1, eff. March 3, 1976.

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