Borough of South River, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of South River as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-9-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-6 (Ch. 4, Art. I, of the 1977 Code)]

§ 9-1 Organization and authority.

There shall be a Department of Administration in the Borough of South River under the supervision and control of the Director of Administration. The Director shall be a member of the Borough Council and shall be appointed at the annual organizational meeting in January of each year. The Department of Administration shall exercise supervision and control over the Borough Clerk and such other agencies, officers or employees of the Borough as may be designated from time to time by the Borough Council.
[Adopted 8-18-1969 by Ord. No. 1969-15 (Ch. 4, Art. II, of the 1977 Code); amended in its entirety 12-5-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-67]

§ 9-2 Establishment of office; salary.

A. 
There is hereby established the office of the Borough Clerk of the Borough of South River, which office shall consist of a full-time Borough Clerk, a full-time Deputy Borough Clerk and such Assistant Clerks and other clerical help and personnel as may be necessary to properly conduct the business of the Borough Clerk's office.
B. 
The salary of the Borough Clerk, the Deputy Borough Clerk, the Assistant Clerks and other clerical help and personnel shall be determined and fixed by the Salary Ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Salary Ordinance is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.

§ 9-3 Duties.

A. 
The Borough Clerk, the Deputy Borough Clerk, the Assistant Borough Clerk and the Borough Clerk's office shall perform such duties as may be required by the governing body which are not inconsistent with the duties of a Borough Clerk and shall perform those duties as may be required from time to time by ordinance, resolution or such other action as may be taken by the Mayor and Council.
B. 
The Borough Clerk shall be the custodian of all Borough property pertaining to his office.
C. 
The Borough Clerk, the Deputy Borough Clerk and such Assistants shall perform such duties as are or may be required by the laws of the State of New Jersey.
D. 
The Deputy Borough Clerk shall act in the capacity of the Borough Clerk in the Borough Clerk's absence.
E. 
The Borough Clerk shall issue and approve the granting of bingo and raffle licenses.
[Added 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-4]

§ 9-4 Hours of work.

The Borough Clerk and the office of the Borough Clerk and Deputy Borough Clerk shall perform its duties during the days and hours established for the other administrative offices of the Borough.

§ 9-5 Attendance at meetings of Council.

The Borough Clerk shall attend all regular and special meetings of the governing body and such business or agenda sessions as may be required by the Mayor and Council and shall attend such other meetings, conferences and gatherings pertaining to municipal affairs as may be directed by the Mayor and Council.

§ 9-6 Accountability.

A. 
The Borough Clerk shall be accountable to and be responsible for the proper expenditure of the funds allotted to him in the municipal budget and shall comply with all procedures established or to be established by the governing body for the expenditure of municipal funds.
B. 
The Deputy Borough Clerk shall report and be accountable to the Borough Clerk, who, in turn, shall report to the Borough Council.

§ 9-7 Licensing authority.

The Borough Clerk shall administer the licensing provisions of the various chapters of the Code of the Borough of South River which provide for the issuance of licenses or permits by the Clerk. He shall keep a proper record of all applications for licenses and of all licenses issued and shall account to the office of Borough Treasurer for all license fees received.