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Executive Order #93

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

This executive order repeals EO #90 Whitman and updates EO #82 Whitman. Also see EO #111 Whitman.

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 82 (Whitman) created the Advisory Committee on the Preservation and Use of Ellis Island (the "Advisory Committee"); and

WHEREAS, the Advisory Committee is charged with investigating all potential future uses of the structures on Ellis Island, New Jersey, examining available alternatives to maintain, restore, and put to beneficial use the structures on Ellis Island, New Jersey in a manner consistent with the historic significance of the Island, recommending to the Governor and the State Historic Preservation Officer a plan to maintain, restore, and put to beneficial use the structures on Ellis Island, New Jersey and cooperating with and assisting the State of New York and the City of New York, when appropriate, with respect to the maintenance, restoration, and use of the structures on the portion of Ellis Island within the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 90 (Whitman) amended Executive Order No. 82 (Whitman) to provide the opportunity for additional public members to serve on the Advisory Committee and, in so doing, resulted in the possibility that the Advisory Committee would be comprised of an even number of members; and

WHEREAS, the addition of more public members would alleviate the concern that any vote taken by the Advisory Committee could result in a stalemate and would, therefore, be helpful in ensuring that the Advisory Committee accomplish its objectives;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. Executive Order No. 90 is hereby repealed.

2. Paragraph 3, section j of the Executive Order No. 82 (Whitman) shall be replaced with the following language:

j. No more than ten members of the public to be appointed by the Governor, including but not limited to individuals with professional experience and expertise in urban planning, hi story, architecture and/or historic restoration.

3. All other provisions of Executive Order No. 82 (Whitman)

shall remain in full force and effect.

4. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal,
this 13th day of April in the Year
of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine
Hundred and Ninety-Nine, and of the
Independence of the United States,
the Two Hundred and Twenty-Third.

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman



/s/ John J. Farmer, Jr.
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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