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New Jersey Statutes Title 32. Interstate and Port Authorities and Commissions 32 § 25-5

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Each regional or area agreement shall contain provisions concerning the following:

(a) The purpose or purposes of the agreement and the council created thereunder;

(b) The territorial area to be served by the council.  The agreement shall provide that the participating local units shall be located within said area;

(c) The specific functions, powers and duties of the council;  and

(d) The representation of the participating local units on the advisory council.  Each participating local unit of this State shall have at least one representative on any advisory council to which it is a member.  Its representative or representatives shall be appointed by the governing body of the participating local unit or in such other manner as shall be prescribed by such governing body.  The qualifications and terms of office of such representatives shall be prescribed by the appointing governing body subject to any applicable provisions in the regional or area agreement.  Each representative shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to receive traveling and other necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of his duties.  In any agreement, it may provide and, in agreements between local units of this State representing a total of more than one million persons in the State of New Jersey, according to the most recent Federal census, it shall provide that the commissioner shall be a nonvoting member of the council.

(e) The apportionment of the costs and expenses of the council between the participating local units.  The apportionment of such costs and expenses may be based upon the valuation of property, population or such other factors or combination thereof as shall produce a reasonable apportionment of such costs and expenses.  Such apportionment may take into consideration the value of any services or property contributed by any participating local unit.

(f) The permanent staff and employees of the council, if any, including provisions relating to the selection and appointment of personnel, the compensation to be paid and other benefits available to such personnel.  The agreement shall provide whether such personnel are employees of the council or of one or more of the participating local units.  For the purposes of the Public Employees' Retirement System, an advisory council established pursuant to this act shall be deemed to be a public agency.

(g) The composition of the executive board or body, if any, vested with the duty and responsibility of governing the operation of the council.  Such provision shall provide for the annual selection of representatives on such a board or body.  If the commissioner is a member of the council, he shall be a permanent member of such board or body but shall not exercise voting privileges.

(h) The duration of the agreement which shall not exceed 20 years and any appropriate provisions relating to the termination of the agreement prior to the designated period of duration.

(i) Such other provision as shall be necessary to implement the provisions of this act and the purposes of the agreement or as shall be required by the commissioner to protect or promote the best interests of the State.

Cite this article: - New Jersey Statutes Title 32. Interstate and Port Authorities and Commissions 32 § 25-5 - last updated February 19, 2021 |

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