Township of Springfield, NJ
Burlington County
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The citizens of Springfield Township adopted the Council-Manager form of government by referendum held in November 1999. The first Council members under the Council-Manager form of government were elected at the General Election held in November 2000, and the new form of government took effect as of 12:00 noon on January 1, 2001.

§ 5-1 Short title.

This chapter shall be known and may be designated as the "Administrative Code."

§ 5-2 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, except as the context may otherwise require, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CHARTER
The Council-Manager Plan of the Optional Municipal Charter Law[1] (N.J. Laws of 1950, ch. 210, as amended).
DEPARTMENT
An organization unit of the government established or designated by this chapter as a department and any agency or instrumentality of the government not allocated or assigned to such an organization unit.
GENERAL LAW
Statutes which are not inconsistent with the Charter and either 1) are by their terms applicable or available to all municipalities, or 2) relate to taxation, local courts, education, health, public authorities serving more than one municipality and municipalities in an unsound financial condition.
MANAGER
The Township Manager appointed as provided by law, or any Deputy Manager or acting Manager temporarily serving in place of a Manager.
MUNICIPAL and MUNICIPALITY
The Township of Springfield in the County of Burlington.
ORDINANCE
Any and all ordinances of the Township of Springfield.
PROVIDED BY LAW or REQUIRED BY LAW
As provided or required by statutes or regulations adopted under the authority of the United States or the State of New Jersey or by ordinance enacted by the Township Council of the Township of Springfield.
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N.J.S.A. 40:69A-1 et seq.