Borough of Alpine, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Alpine as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Departments — See Ch. 15.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 38.
[Adopted as § 2-8 of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances]

§ 2-1 Enumeration of departments, officers, boards and commissions.

[Amended by Ord. No. 258; Ord. No. 422]
There shall be the following departments, officers, boards and commissions in the Borough of Alpine:
A. 
Departments.
(1) 
Administrative Department.
(2) 
Department of Finance.
(3) 
Department of Public Works.
(4) 
Fire Department.
(5) 
Police Department.
(6) 
Department of Roads.
(7) 
Department of Public Buildings and Grounds.
(8) 
Department of Building Inspection.
B. 
Separate officers not under departments.
(1) 
Borough Attorney.
(2) 
Borough Engineer.
C. 
Boards and commissions.
(1) 
Municipal Court.
(2) 
Zoning Board of Adjustment.
(3) 
Planning Board.
(4) 
Board of Assistance.
(5) 
Board of Health.
(6) 
Civil Defense.
(7) 
Environmental Commission.

§ 2-2 Powers and duties of department heads.

The head of a department, subject to the Code and the approval or direction of the Mayor and Council, shall:
A. 
Prescribe the internal organization of the work of his/her department.
B. 
Direct and supervise subordinate officers and employees of the department and make, alter and enforce individual work assignments.
C. 
Approve or disapprove payrolls, bills and claims chargeable to departmental appropriations.
D. 
Maintain such records of work performance and unit costs thereof as may be approved or required by the Mayor and Council.
E. 
Provide such information and reports on the work of the department as may, from time to time, be required by the Mayor and Council.
F. 
Exercise such other or different powers of administrative supervision and direction as the Council may delegate to him/her.

§ 2-3 Borough Coordinator.

[Amended by Ord. No. 236]
The Borough Coordinator shall provide a liaison between the Mayor, the Borough Council and the various departments, boards and agencies of the borough. The duties of the Borough Coordinator shall generally include the management of the business and operations of the borough, under the supervision and control of the Mayor and Council, and such additional duties as shall be under the supervision of the Borough Coordinator. The compensation of the Borough Coordinator shall, from time to time, be fixed by the Mayor and Council by ordinance or resolution regularly adopted.
[Adopted as § 2-8A (Ord. No. 422) of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances]

§ 2-4 Department to be responsibility of Administrative Committee.

The Administrative Department shall be the responsibility of the Administrative Committee of the Council.

§ 2-5 Duties of Administrative Committee.

A. 
Establish policy. The Administrative Committee shall establish policy as needed related to personnel practices for all noncontract borough employees, except the Chief of Police and police personnel, including recruitment, employment and placement, training, education and development, wage and salary administration, employee benefits and services, health, safety, hours of work and other related items.
B. 
Contract negotiations. The Administrative Committee shall be responsible for negotiations of noncontract employees.
C. 
Administrative practice and policy. The Administrative Committee shall inquire into and develop administrative practice and policy, with particular concern with administrative practices which cut across departmental lines in order that efficiency of operation results.
D. 
Other duties.
(1) 
With regard to relationship with other agencies, the Administrative Committee shall see that the Borough Council is aware of, and takes advantage of, legislation or activities of federal, state, county, other municipalities or governing bodies which might benefit the Borough of Alpine.
(2) 
In addition, the Administrative Committee, with the approval of the Borough Council, shall ensure that the public is adequately informed of the borough's activities and shall review all publications to be distributed to the general public.
(3) 
The Administrative Committee shall review the procedures and policies for the purchase, use and disposition of equipment owned and leased by the borough and used by noncontract employees and as may, from time to time, be necessary to make recommendations to the Council to improve the procedures and policies for the benefit of the borough in the best interests of the citizens.