Bylaws of the Washington Township Municipal Alliance
Article I – Name
The name of this organization shall be Washington Township Municipal Alliance Committee .
Article II – Authorization
As authorized by the Governing Body of Washington Township, Morris County , through a resolution, this group shall serve as Washington Township Alliance in accord with R-24-06, dated January 16, 2006 .
Article III – Purpose
In accord with the above authorization, the purpose of the Alliance is:
Article IV – Membership
Membership on the Municipal Alliance Committee shall be appointed by the Municipal Alliance Chairperson as recommended by the MAC, and shall include but not necessarily be limited to representatives of the following groups (50% of the representatives must be residents):
The Municipal Alliance Chairperson shall be elected by the active committee members at the December meeting. Nominations will be made from within the committee at the November meeting. The chairperson will be elected by a majority vote of the attending voting membership at the December meeting, with a one year term beginning Jan 1.
The Municipal Alliance Coordinator shall be appointed by the Township each year. The duties of the Coordinator include attending the county alliance meetings, coordinating the financial requirements of the grant, and facilitating communication about the grant with the alliance members.
Article V– Functions
The functions of the Municipal Alliance Committee shall be:
Article VI – Meetings
Meetings shall be held as the schedule is adopted at the first meeting of the calendar year, each year, which will include the time and place of the meeting.
Article VII – Funding
The Alliance shall adopt a comprehensive plan to provide matching funds at least equivalent to the amount of monies received from DEDR funds. These matching funds shall be a minimum of 25% cash. All decisions of the MACADA involving the use and expenditure of funds require a vote of simple majority of the Alliance .
Article VIII – Voting Procedures and Adoption
All decisions require a quorum to be present; a quorum being defined herein as at least one third (1/3) of the appointed membership. Each appointed member of the Alliance shall have one (1) vote.
Article IX – Amendment
All proposed amendments or proposed changes to the bylaws shall be presented to the Alliance one (1) month prior to the formal voting meeting. All decisions on amendments or changes to the bylaws require a majority vote of the attending voting membership.
Article X – Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Washington Township Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) to prevent and reduce alcoholism, tobacco, and substance abuse along with violence, vandalism, and victimization, while attempting to remediate the long-term harm and devastation substance abuse causes to our youth and families. We will act in partnership with our community and our allied agencies in a pro-active manner to promote a realistic and responsive approach utilizing education, prevention, public awareness and intervention while providing positive alternatives to these at-risk behaviors.
Organizational Structure and Function
***These bylaws were duly adopted with a majority vote on June 6, 2006 .