[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Franklin 3-27-1989 as Ord. No. 89-3. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 37.
The position of Code Enforcement Officer is hereby established in the Township of Franklin in the County of Warren.
Said position shall require the following minimum qualifications for the position:
The person shall be at least 21 years of age.
The person shall also be of good moral character.
Said person shall have the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
Said person shall not be required to be a resident of the Township. However, a qualified resident of the Township shall be given priority in said appointment. The position shall be filled by a resident of the State of New Jersey.
Said person shall have considerable knowledge of the provisions of the municipal ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures as codified in the Code of the Township of Franklin.
Said person shall have the ability to organize the work, developing effective work methods, both in the field and in the office.
Said person shall have the ability to analyze, comprehend and interpret municipal ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures and apply them to specific cases.
The Code Enforcement Officer shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall serve for a term of one year.
The salary for the position shall be set and adjusted annually by the general Salary Ordinance of the Township of Franklin in the County of Warren.
The Township Committee may set the minimum days and hours that the Officer must be available on a regular scheduled basis at the Franklin Township Municipal Building.
The duties of the Code Enforcement Officer shall be as follows:
The Code Enforcement Officer shall attend one regular Township meeting per month and submit a monthly report as to the duties performed.
The Code Enforcement Officer shall attend all Township Board of Adjustment and Planning Board meetings and shall coordinate with the Secretary of said respective Boards for obtaining copies of all resolutions and determinations if any matter is heard.
It shall be the Code Enforcement Officer's responsibility to observe and collect facts and conduct proper investigations in determining whether any provisions of the Township Code, rules and regulations of the Township are being violated and to establish and maintain records and files thereon on behalf of the Township.
Said Officer shall further take all proper action as called for, within prescribed procedures; make and record acts and observations; maintain records thereon, as well as records of any inspections and investigations; create and adopt clear, concise and actual forms for reports and applications; and seek advice of municipal counsel for guidance and an interpretation of the Code and rules and regulations.
Said Officer shall further provide zoning clearance letters to the Building Inspector and, if by interpretation any requests therefor are not in conformance with the Township Code or Township rules and regulations, direct said applicants to attend the Committee, Planning Board or Board of Adjustment meetings.
Said Officer shall further file complaints in a Municipal Court or any higher court in the violation of any of the provisions of the Township Code or rules and regulations of the Township, on his own initiative or by direction of the Township Committee.
Said Officer shall further have the specific responsibility of Code enforcement:
It shall be the responsibility of the Code Enforcement Officer to enforce the following enumerated ordinances as set forth in the Code of the Township of Franklin in the County of Warren:
It shall further be the duties of the Code Enforcement Officer to work together with the proper officials in further enforcing the following Code provisions of the Township of Franklin:
Although the Code Enforcement Officer's primary responsibility shall be enforcing the above provisions of Subsection G(1), and jointly in regard to those Code provisions under Subsection G(2), the delegation of the enforcement duty to the Code Enforcement Officer of those provisions shall not preclude other municipal employees and officials from enforcing said Code provisions.