[Adopted by Ord. No. 1121 (§ 2-10A of the 1987 Code]
[Amended 9-21-2010 by Ord. No. 10-1792]
The Mayor and Council find and determine that under N.J.S.A. 40A:9-141, a municipality must provide by ordinance for the appointment of a tax collector. Accordingly, the Mayor and Council, by this ordinance, establish the position of Tax Collector for the Borough of Highland Park.
There shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of Council, a duly qualified person as Tax Collector of the Borough of Highland Park. The Tax Collector shall be compensated as provided by ordinance.
The term of the Tax Collector shall be for four years from the first day of January next following his/her appointment. Vacancies other than due to expiration of term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term.
The duties of the Tax Collector shall be those established by New Jersey Statutes and those otherwise imposed by law.
[Added by Ord. No. 1174]
The Tax Collector is hereby exempted from any requirement of residency in the Borough.
This article shall be known as and may be cited as "The Tax Collector Ordinance."
[Added 6-20-2006 by Ord. No. 1690]
There is hereby created the position of Assistant Tax Collector in and for the Borough. The position of Assistant Tax Collector shall be filled as the need arises by appointment of the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. The Assistant Tax Collector shall be paid such amount as is fixed by ordinance and resolution of the Borough Council but in no event in excess of the salary of the Borough Tax Collector. The Assistant Tax Collector shall perform such duties as are assigned by the Tax Collector or, in case of a vacancy in the position or in case of the absence of the Tax Collector, by the Director of Finance.