Township of Florence, NJ
Burlington County
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[Amended 12-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-32]
The Mayor shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the municipality. He shall perform such duties and have such powers as set forth in N.J.S.A. 40:69A-40 and N.J.S.A. 40:69A-43.
As provided by the Charter (Chapter 210, Section 3-12, of the Laws of 1950, N.J.S.A. 40:69A-42), the Mayor shall designate the Business Administrator, any other department head or the Township Clerk to act as Mayor whenever the Mayor shall be prevented by absence from the municipality, disability or other cause from attending to the duties of his office. During such time, the person so designated by the Mayor shall possess all the rights, powers and duties of the Mayor. Whenever the Mayor shall have been unable to attend to the duties of his office for a period of 60 consecutive days, for any of the above-stated reasons, an Acting Mayor shall be appointed by the Council, who shall succeed to all the rights, powers and duties of the Mayor or the then Acting Mayor.
Whenever there is a vacancy in any office required by the Charter or Code to be filled by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council and there is no holdover incumbent, the Mayor may temporarily fill such vacancy (in the absence of any contrary provision in the Charter or ordinances) by appointing an acting officer, including the designation of himself as Acting Business Administrator in the event of a vacancy in that office. Such appointee shall have all of the functions, powers and duties of the office until it shall be filled permanently. Any such appointment shall terminate not later than 30 days after the date of the appointment, unless the Council shall, by resolution, authorize one or more extensions of such period.
As provided by the Charter:
Each department shall be headed by a Director, who shall be appointed by the Mayor, as provided by N.J.S.A. 40:69A-43, with the advice and consent of the Council. Each department head shall serve during the term of office of the Mayor appointing him and until the appointment and qualification of his successor.
[Amended 12-1-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-32]
The Mayor may, in his discretion, remove any department head after notice and an opportunity to be heard. Prior to removing a department head, the Mayor shall first file written notice of his intention with the Council, and such removal shall become effective on the 20th day after the filing of such notice, unless the Council shall, prior thereto, have adopted a resolution, by a two-thirds vote of the whole number of the Council, disapproving the removal.