[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. II, Sec. 2-25, of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, 1978, adopted 3-1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The position of Superintendent of Recreation is hereby created.
The Superintendent of Recreation shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. The Mayor shall make such appointment within 30 days after the enactment of this chapter or whenever such office is vacant. If the Mayor fails to make such appointment within the 30 days, or the Council fails to confirm any appointment made by the Mayor, then after the expiration of the 30 days, the Council shall appoint the Superintendent of Recreation.
The term of office of the Superintendent of Recreation shall be at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council.
The Superintendent of Recreation may be removed by a 2/3 vote of the Borough Council. The resolution of removal shall become effective three months after its adoption by the Borough Council. The Council may provide that the resolution shall have immediate effect; provided, however, that the Council shall cause to be paid to the Superintendent of Recreation forthwith, any unpaid balance of his salary and his salary for the next three calendar months following the adoption of the resolution. The provision, however, shall not be applicable to a person holding the office of Superintendent of Recreation in a temporary or probationary period. Such person may be dismissed forthwith, by a majority vote of the Council present at any regular or special meeting of the Mayor and Council.
The Municipal Superintendent of Recreation shall receive such salary as may be determined by the salary ordinance of the borough.
The Municipal Superintendent of Recreation shall be chosen on the basis of executive and administrative abilities and qualifications, with special regard to education, training and experience in professional administrative leadership in public recreation services.
At the time of his appointment he need not be a resident of the Borough of Fort Lee but he shall within one year of the date of his appointment become a resident of the borough, unless his residence outside of the borough shall be approved by the Council.
The Municipal Superintendent of Recreation shall have the following powers and perform the following duties:
He shall attend all meetings as directed by the Mayor and Council.
He shall provide a liaison between the Mayor and Council and the various municipal boards, agencies and departments of the borough and its professional advisors.
He shall keep the Mayor and Council currently informed on all matters assigned to him or otherwise within his jurisdiction.
He shall provide professional administrative leadership and direction to bring together the operation of all public recreation services of the youth center, recreation center and the senior citizens center and to work cooperatively with private and nonprivate community recreational services.
He shall make studies and surveys of such recreational problems of the borough as shall be assigned to him by the Mayor and Council and prepare and submit written reports of his findings and determinations to the Mayor and Council for their consideration and action.
He shall make recommendations to the Mayor and Council relating to budgetary requirements necessary to operate and maintain recreational facilities within the borough.
He shall prepare and present to the Mayor and Council a semiannual report as to all activities, programs and progress thereof within the Recreational Department.