The name of this organization shall be the Burlington County Emergency
Services Advisory Board (BCESAB).
To review the emergency services needs,
resources, and related issues within Burlington County and to provide advice
to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
To review emergency services activities
which are conducted in Burlington County and to serve as the primary vehicle
for providing emergency services input and
recommendations to the Board of Freeholders. Matters about which the BCESAB
may make recommendations to the Board of Freeholders include, but are not
Planning for the emergency services needs
in Burlington County
Reviewing, commenting, and providing a forum for public discussion on
emergency services issues.
confirm and forward to the Board of Freeholders those persons recommended
for the positions of Fire and EMS coordinators.
in long range planning of the provision of
emergency services within Burlington County
Planning and promoting coordination of the
emergency services delivery system.
All voting members of the
BCESAB shall be appointed by the Board of Freeholders. Voting members
shall consist of the nine (9) members representing the following
Burlington County Emergency Services Organizations
Burlington County Fire Chief’s Association shall provide two (2)
members. At the time of appointment each member shall be an active fire
Burlington County Firefighter’s Association shall provide one (1)
member. At the time of appointment the member shall be a serving
Burlington County Fire Police Association shall provide one (1) member.
At the time of appointment he/she shall be an active member
of the organization.
Burlington County Fire Marshal’s Association shall provide one (1)
member. At the time of appointment he/she shall be an active member of
Burlington County First Aid Council shall provide three (3) members. At
all times, it is required that at least one appointee is an active EMS
Chief or Captain within the County. In addition, it is required that
the other two members are active members within the Burlington County
First Aid Council.
career emergency service worker shall be appointed to the BCESAB. At
the time of appointment he/she shall be employed full time as an
emergency service employee within Burlington County. Interested
individuals shall submit a letter of interest to the BCESAB prior to the
second Monday of January. After review the BCESAB shall select a
representative based on a majority vote and submit that persons name to
the Board of Freeholders for appointment.
Non-voting members will consist
of; the Director of Public Safety and his/her designated representatives,
a representative from the Institute of Technology, a representative from
the Burlington County College, and a representative from the Burlington
County Freeholders Office, who shall attend meetings on an as needed
Representatives from the
emergency services organizations will
have their names submitted to the Board of Freeholders for approval.
Term of appointment for voting
members shall be for (1) year. If the appointee becomes
non-active/serving, (as required by “A” 1 thru 7 above to be a member)
during his/her term on the BCESAB, same shall be allowed to finish that
term, however, reappointment will not be possible.
Any voting member who has two
(2) consecutive unexcused absences from scheduled meetings of the BCESAB
may be subject to dismissal by the Board of Freeholders after
review and recommendation by the BCESAB. In cases where the chairperson
has (2) consecutive unexcused absences, a new election will take place.
Any vacancies created shall be
filled by the respective association for the unexpired term. The
procedure shall be followed as stated above in Sections (A) and (B).
voting members of the BCESAB shall elect from among the voting members a
Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. The term of office for each position
shall be one year.
of the chairperson shall include:
Preside at all BCESAB meetings
schedules and agenda with the advice and consent of the BCESAB.
Serve as the official spokesperson of the BCESAB.
Appoint all workgroups and their chairpersons.
Delegate responsibilities or tasks to BCESAB members and staff as
of the Vice-chairperson shall include:
responsibilities of the chairperson in his/her absence.
other duties as directed by the chairperson.
BCESAB shall meet bimonthly, starting in February, on the first Thursday
of the month at 7:00 P.M.
meetings can be called by the chairperson or by request of five (5) of the
voting members. Business conducted at special meetings shall be limited
to the business specified at the call of the meeting.
place for the upcoming year’s regular meetings shall be established at the
first meeting of each year.
quorum shall be fifty percent of all voting members. No official business
can be conducted at any regular or special meeting unless a quorum is
present. Roberts Rules of Order shall be followed at all meetings unless
E. The BCESAB membership shall act by majority vote at a meeting at
which a quorum is present. Members of the BCESAB may participate in a
meeting of the Board by means of a conference telephone or similar
communications equipment whereby all persons participating in the meeting
can hear each other and participation by such means shall constitute
presence in person at such meeting. When a meeting is conducted by means
of a conference telephone or similar communications equipment, a written
record shall be made of the action taken at such meeting.
F. All meetings shall be open to the public. Anyone wishing to make a
presentation to the BCESAB shall be permitted to speak up to five (5)
G. Any individual, group, or organization wishing to present to the
BCESAB shall schedule the presentation prior to the meeting and select a
A simple majority vote of those
voting members present shall be required for the BCESAB to take action.
In cases of a tie, the motion will fail.
Workgroups shall be appointed by the Chairperson on an as need basis.
The BCESAB members shall abstain from voting on board issues which would
have a monetary effect on the agency in which he/she is employed or on which
he/she sits as a BCESAB member.
Amendments to the
bylaws may be amended at any regular or special BCESAB meeting, provided
that a prior announcement of the proposed amendment(s) has been made at
the most recent regular BCESAB meeting
Amendments may not be presented for adoption unless 2/3 of the voting
members are in attendance.
Amendments to the bylaws may be approved by a minimum of 2/3 of all voting
These bylaws shall take effect immediately upon adoption by 2/3 of all
voting members of the BCESAB.
Effective December 13, 2006.
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