Borough of Park Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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Certain offices of the Borough shall be filled by appointment unless otherwise specified; such appointments shall be made by the Mayor, with the advice of and consent of the Council, including vacancies, which shall be for the unexpired term only. The method of appointment shall be as provided in N.J.S.A. 40A:60-5. The term for each office shall be as provided by statute and Borough ordinances.
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 2-21, Municipal Comptroller: appointment, term, duties, was repealed 7-12-1976 by Ord No. 76-14.
A. 
Appointment and term. (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-133 et seq.) A Municipal Clerk shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council. The term of office of Municipal Clerk shall be for three years from the first day of January in the year in which he or she was appointed.
[Amended 10-14-1980 by Ord. No. 80-14]
B. 
General duties. The Clerk shall attend all meetings of the Council, keep a correct record of all its proceedings, have the power and authority to take and administer oaths and affirmations in Borough matters, and perform all the functions of municipal clerks as specified by law. In addition, he shall perform such other duties as the Council may require. (N.J.S.A. 40A:60-1 et seq.)
C. 
Records. In addition to recording ordinances and resolutions of a permanent character, the Clerk shall have custody of and shall safely keep all records, books and documents of the Borough, except those committed by ordinance to any other office or transferred thereto by the Mayor and Council. He shall, upon request and upon the payment of the fees prescribed therefor by resolution of the Council for the use of the Borough, furnish a certified copy of such paper in his custody, under the corporate Seal of the Borough. (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5)
D. 
Filing of rules, regulations. All rules or general regulations made by any department, officer, agency or authority of the municipality shall be filed with the Clerk. The Clerk shall maintain a current compilation of all such rules and regulations, which shall be available for public inspection in his office during business hours.
E. 
Seal. The Clerk shall cause the Corporate Seal of the Borough to be affixed to instruments and writings when authorized by ordinance or resolution of the Council or when necessary to exemplify any document on record in his office or to certify any act or paper which, from the records in his office, shall appear to have been a public act of the Borough or a public document. He shall not affix said seal or cause it to be affixed to any other instrument or writing or other paper, unless required by state statute or ordinance of the Borough of Park Ridge. (N.J.S.A. 40A:60-1; 2A:82-14[1])
[1]
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 2A:82-14 was repealed by L.1999, c. 319.
F. 
Duties regarding sureties, bonds, leases; reports required. The Clerk, subject to the supervision of the Mayor and Council, shall:
(1) 
Be the depository and custodian of all official surety bonds furnished by or on account of any officer or employee, all insurance policies upon or with respect to risks insured for the benefit of the Borough or to protect it against any claim, demand or liability whatsoever, and all formal contracts for work, labor services, supplies, equipment and materials to which the municipality may be a party. (N.J.S.A. 40A:5-34)
(2) 
Be the depository for and have custody of all performance bonds running to the Borough as obligee, or any other form of security given by any contractor, subdivision developer or other persons on account of work done or to be done in or for the Borough.
(3) 
Have custody of all leases of property owned by the Borough.
(4) 
Report to the Council, at such time as may be required, on the coverage, premium and expiration date of each surety bond and insurance contract and the terms of leases and their expiration dates.
(5) 
The Municipal Clerk shall be reviewed annually by the Personnel Committee. Its performance evaluation report shall be presented to the Mayor and Council and privately to the Municipal Clerk by the Council President.
[Added 12-22-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-24]
G. 
Additional duties. The Clerk shall also:
(1) 
Administer the provisions of the Borough ordinances with reference to the licensing of occupations and activities for which licenses are required by law or ordinance to be obtained from the Clerk.
(2) 
Keep a calendar of all matters pending before the Council.
(3) 
Issue certificates regarding the approval of land subdivisions which have been duly approved by the Planning Board, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55-1.24.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 40:55-1.24 was repealed by L.1975, c. 291.
(4) 
The Borough Clerk is authorized to approve the granting of raffle and bingo licenses as is provided by law. For purposes of this subsection, the Municipal Clerk is now the issuing authority for bingo and raffle licenses in the Borough of Park Ridge.
[Added 8-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-15]
[Added 10-14-1980 by Ord. No. 80-14]
A. 
Appointment and term. (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-141 et seq.)
(1) 
A Tax Collector shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council. The term of office of the Tax Collector shall be for four years from the first day of January in the year in which he or she was appointed.
B. 
Powers and duties. (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-141 et seq.) The Tax Collector shall:
(1) 
Collect and hold all moneys assessed or raised by taxes upon real and personal property within the Borough.
(2) 
Maintain such records as required by law, including but not limited to:
(a) 
Sums received each day for taxes and names of persons on whose account the taxes are received.
(b) 
A record and account of the tax collections of the Borough.
(3) 
Within 60 days of the end of the fiscal year or when so required by Council, submit a full report and true statement of Borough finances from the beginning of the official year, as well as a list of the delinquent taxpayers for the previous year. Two copies of such report and list shall, at the required time, be filed with the Clerk. Deposits of Borough funds and additional reports to the governing body shall be made as required by law.
(4) 
Disburse moneys as authorized by a warrant ordered by the Council, signed, numbered and attested as provided by law. (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-141 et seq.)
(5) 
The Tax Collector shall be reviewed annually by the Personnel Committee. Its performance evaluation report shall be presented to the Mayor and Council and privately to the Tax Collector by the Council President.
[Added 12-22-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-24]
C. 
Compensation. (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-141) The compensation of the Tax Collector shall be as provided pursuant to § 2-39 of the Code of the Borough of Park Ridge.
[Added 10-14-1980 by Ord. No. 80-14]
A. 
Appointment and term. (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-146 et seq.) A Tax Assessor shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. The term of office of the Tax Assessor shall be for four years from the first day of July in the year in which he or she was appointed.
B. 
Powers and duties. (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-141 et seq.) The Tax Assessor shall possess and perform such powers and duties as granted or required by law and as the Council may, or ordinance or resolution, require.
C. 
Compensation. (N.J.S.A. 40A:9-149) The compensation of the Tax Assessor shall be provided pursuant to § 2-39 of the Code of the Borough of Park Ridge.
A. 
The position of Deputy Borough Clerk is created pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-135.
B. 
The Deputy Clerk shall perform all of the duties of an assistant Borough clerk and, in addition thereto, shall have all powers and perform all the duties of the Borough Clerk during such times and for such specific periods as the Borough Clerk shall be absent.
C. 
The Deputy Clerk shall be appointed by resolution of the Mayor and Council and shall be appointed for the term of one year, commencing January 1 of the year in which he is appointed.
D. 
The provisions of Subsection C above shall not apply where the Deputy Clerk shall have been certified as a permanent employee by the New Jersey Division of Civil Service. In that event and upon said certification, said Deputy Clerk may be removed only for cause as set forth in civil service procedure.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Original § 2-24, Judge: appointment, term, duties, was repealed 3-22-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-006; see now Ch. 8, Pascack Joint Municipal Court.
[Amended 8-16-1976 by Ord. No. 76-17; 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-5]
A. 
Appointment and term.[1] A Municipal Treasurer shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council, and shall hold office for a term of one year, or until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified, subject to the tenure provisions of the applicable laws of the State of New Jersey. The Municipal Treasurer shall also act as the Municipal Finance Officer, provided that the statutory requirements are met.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:9-1.2; 40A:9-140.1 et seq.; 40A:9-152 et seq.
B. 
Duties. The Municipal Treasurer shall have the custody of the general funds of the Borough and the Department of Public Works and Public Utilities, including the Division of Electric Utilities and the Division of Water Utilities. The Municipal Treasurer shall also perform such lawful duties as may be assigned by the Mayor and Council or the Borough Administrator and shall otherwise have such power and duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the ordinances of the Borough, and the laws of the State of New Jersey. The Municipal Treasurer shall report to the Borough Administrator.
[Amended 4-11-1989 by Ord. No. 896]
C. 
The Municipal Treasurer shall be reviewed annually by the Personnel Committee. Its performance evaluation report shall be presented to the Mayor and Council and privately to the Municipal Treasurer by the Council President.
[Added 12-22-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-24]
A. 
Qualifications. To be eligible for appointment, the appointee shall hold a degree in civil engineering from a recognized college of engineering and be licensed in the State of New Jersey.
B. 
Duties. The Municipal Engineer shall perform the duties as required by law and the ordinances of the Borough of Park Ridge.
C. 
Appointment. The Municipal Engineer shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council.
D. 
Term. The term of office of the Municipal Engineer shall be for one year unless otherwise provided by law.
[Amended 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-5; 4-11-1989 by Ord. No. 89-6]
A. 
Appointment and term. The Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council and shall hold office at the pleasure of the governing body and until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified, subject to the tenure provisions of the applicable laws of the State of New Jersey. In connection with the foregoing, the Mayor and Council shall entertain any recommendations from the Advisory Council - Board of Public Works in the Department of Public Works and Public Utilities.
B. 
Duties.
(1) 
The Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent shall:
(a) 
Have the primary responsibility and authority for the supervision of the care and maintenance of public streets, roads, avenues, buildings, grounds, places and facilities, sewers, motor vehicles and other equipment of the Borough, excepting therefrom the maintenance of Borough Hall, library and pistol range.
(b) 
Have the primary responsibility and authority for supervision of the construction, operation and maintenance of the electric and water systems of the Borough.
(c) 
Recommend extensions to and improvements in the electric and water systems.
(d) 
Exercise supervision over the following supervisors and divisions:
[1] 
Supervisor of the Division of Roads, Parks, Public Buildings and Recycling.
[2] 
Supervisor of the Division of Electric Utilities.
[3] 
Supervisor of the Division of Water Utilities, Sewers and Vehicle Maintenance.
(e) 
Perform such additional lawful duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Board of Public Works or the Mayor and Council.
(2) 
The Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent shall report to the Advisory Council, Board of Public Works.
(3) 
The Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent shall be reviewed annually and a performance evaluation report will be presented by the Advisory Council, Board of Public Works in the Department of Public Works and Public Utilities.
[Added 12-22-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-24]
[Amended 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-5; 8-13-1984 by Ord. No. 85-8; 4-11-1989 by Ord. No. 89-6]
A. 
Creation of office; appointment; term. The position of General Supervisor, Roads, is hereby created. The position shall be filled by appointment of the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council, subject to certification by the New Jersey Department of Civil Service, and the appointee shall hold office at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council and until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified subject to the tenure provisions of the applicable laws of the State of New Jersey.
B. 
Duties.
(1) 
The General Supervisor, Roads, shall have supervision of and responsibility for:
(a) 
The Division of Roads, Parks, Public Buildings and Recycling.
(b) 
Public parks, grounds and buildings.
(c) 
Public roads, streets, avenues and sidewalks.
(d) 
The Borough's mandatory recycling program.
(e) 
Equipment related to the performance of duties set forth herein.
(2) 
The General Supervisor, Roads, shall:
(a) 
Cause to be repaired and maintained the Borough property, facilities, programs and related equipment for which he has assigned responsibility.
(b) 
Discharge and perform such other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
(c) 
Report to the Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent.
[Added 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-5; 4-11-1989 by Ord. No. 89-6]
A. 
Creation of office; appointment; term. The position of General Supervisor, Electric Distribution, is hereby created. The position shall be filled by appointment of the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council, subject to certification by the New Jersey Department of Civil Service, and the appointee shall hold office at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council and until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified, subject to the tenure provisions of the applicable laws of the State of New Jersey.
B. 
Duties.
(1) 
The General Supervisor, Electric Distribution, shall have supervision over and responsibility for:
(a) 
The Division of Electric Utilities.
(b) 
The construction, operation and maintenance of the electric system of the Borough and the extension and improvement thereof at the direction of the Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent.
(c) 
The performance of such additional lawful duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent.
(2) 
The General Supervisor, Electric Distribution, shall report to the Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent. In the absence of the General Supervisor, Water, the General Supervisor, Electric Distribution, shall be in charge.
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 2-29, Building Inspector: appointment, duties, term, has been superseded by the enactment of the State Uniform Construction Code Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.), which Act provides for a Construction Official and a Building Subcode Official. For regulations providing for the enforcement of said Act, see Ch. 50, Construction Codes, Uniform.
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 2-29.1, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds: appointment, term, duties, as amended, was repealed 8-13-1985 by Ord. No. 85-8. For current provisions, see § 2-28.
[Amended 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-5; 4-11-1989 by Ord. No. 89-6]
A. 
Creation of office; appointment; term. The position of General Supervisor, Electric Distribution, is hereby created. The position shall be filled by appointment of the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council, subject to certification by the New Jersey Department of Civil Service, and the appointee shall hold office at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council and until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified, subject to the tenure provisions of the applicable laws of the State of New Jersey.
B. 
Duties.
(1) 
The General Supervisor, Water, shall have supervision over and responsibility for:
(a) 
The Division of Water Utilities, Sewers and Vehicle Maintenance.
(b) 
The construction, operation and maintenance of the water and sewer systems of the Borough and the extensions and improvement thereof at the direction of the Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent.
(c) 
The performance of such additional lawful duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent.
(2) 
The General Supervisor, Water, shall report to the Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent. In the absence of the Public Utilities Superintendent/Road Superintendent, the General Supervisor, Water, shall report to the General Supervisor, Electric Distribution.
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 2-29.3, Supervisor of Mechanical Repairs: appointment, term, duties, as added 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-5, was repealed 4-11-1989 by Ord. No. 89-6.
[Amended 3-15-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-04]
Designation to the office of Zoning Officer and designation of an alternate Zoning Officer to perform the duties of the Zoning Officer in the absence of the Zoning Officer shall be made by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Borough Council of the Borough of Park Ridge. The term of office shall be for one year, commencing on January 1 of the year in which appointed. Any vacancy in the office shall be filled by the Borough Council for the unexpired term only. The duties of the Zoning Officer are set forth in Chapter 101, Zoning, of the Code of the Borough of Park Ridge.
Appointive officials relative to the health regulations of the Borough are as set forth In Chapter 17, Health, Board of, of the Code of the Borough of Park Ridge. Such provisions cover the appointment and the terms of office of a Sanitary Inspector and a Registrar of Vital Statistics and the designation by the Board of Health of a President and a Secretary.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 26:3-19.
The Borough Attorney shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council for the term of one year from the first day of January of the year of his appointment and until his successor has been appointed and qualified. He shall be an attorney at law of New Jersey but need not be a resident of the Borough.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:9-139; 40A:9-156.
A. 
The Attorney shall have such powers and perform such duties as are provided for his office by general law or the ordinances of the Borough of Park Ridge. He shall represent the Borough in all judicial and administrative proceedings in which the municipality may be a party or have an interest, and shall, at the direction of the governing body, represent its elected and appointed officers, departments and agencies in judicial and administrative proceedings in which they shall be a party or have an interest. He shall give all legal counsel and advice where required by the Council or any member thereof and shall, in general, serve as the legal advisor to the Council on all matters of Borough business. In furtherance of such general powers and duties but without limitation thereto, the Borough Attorney shall:
(1) 
Draft or approve as to form and sufficiency all legal documents, contracts, deeds, ordinances and resolutions made, executed or adopted by or on behalf of the municipality.
(2) 
With the approval of the Council, conduct appeals from orders, decisions or judgments affecting any interest of the Borough as he may in his discretion determine to be necessary or desirable or as directed by Council.
(3) 
Subject to the approval of the Council, have power to enter into any agreement, compromise or settlement of any litigation in which the Borough is involved.
(4) 
Render opinions in writing or verbally upon any question of law submitted to him by the Council or any member thereof with respect to their official powers and duties, and perform such duties as may be necessary to provide legal counsel to the Council and Mayor in the administration of municipal affairs.
(5) 
Supervise and direct the work of such additional attorneys and technical and professional assistants as the Council may authorize for special or regular employment in or for the municipality.
B. 
The following duties of the Borough Attorney shall be covered by his annual retainer:
(1) 
Attendance at all public and caucus meetings of the governing body.
(2) 
Preparation of all resolutions.
(3) 
Preparation of all ordinances and amendments to ordinances, except bonding ordinances and except those which, because of the introduction of some new concept or for other reason, will require extra service.
(4) 
Preparation of contracts which relate to the services and purchases of municipal departments in the normal functions of the municipal body.
(5) 
Rendering of legal opinions to and consulting with the Mayor and Council and municipal department heads. Counsel would be available for such consultations and legal opinions on all inquiries by phone or by letter.
All other services shall be on a fee basis as authorized by the Mayor and Council. All invoices for legal services shall by subject to Council approval.
The Borough Council shall, from time to time by resolution, designate a bonded official of the municipality to make examinations of its records as to unpaid municipal liens and to certify the results thereof. Said official, designated the "Tax Search Officer," shall thereafter be vested with the power to make official certificates of searches for municipal liens. The official designated as the Tax Search Officer shall continue in that capacity until a new resolution is passed by the Borough Council designating a replacement, and no other official other than the Tax Search Officer shall make any official certificate of municipal lien searches.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 54:5-11.
A physician shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Borough Council, to be known as the "Fire Surgeon." He shall examine all members of the Fire Department and all appointees to the Department whenever required by the Fire Committee and shall report in writing the results of such examinations, with his opinion as to the physical fitness for fire work of the person examined. He shall be called whenever the services of a physician are required by the Fire Department. Compensation of the Fire Surgeon shall be fixed by the Borough Council. The Mayor may also appoint, with the consent of the Borough Council, an alternate Fire Surgeon.
[Amended 1-16-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-1]
A physician shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Borough Council, to be known as the "Police Physician." He shall examine all members of the police force and appointees to the force whenever required by the Police Committee, and shall report in writing the result of such examinations, with his opinion as to the physical fitness for police work of the person examined. He shall be called whenever the services of a physician are required by the Police Department. The Mayor may also appoint, with the consent of the Borough Council, an alternate Police Physician.
[Added 9-13-1976 by Ord. No. 76-19; amended 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-5; 12-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-30; 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-23]
A. 
The position of part-time Borough Administrator of the Borough of Park Ridge is hereby created, and employment of a qualified person for that position is hereby authorized.
B. 
Method of appointment; term and qualifications.
(1) 
The Borough Administrator shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. The Borough Administrator's employment shall be evidenced by a contract approved by the Mayor and Council.
(2) 
The term of office of the Borough Administrator shall be at the pleasure of the Mayor and Council.
(3) 
The Borough Administrator may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the Mayor and Council, the resolution of removal to become effective three months after its adoption. The Mayor and Council may provide, however, that the resolution shall have immediate effect, provided that there shall be paid to the Administrator forthwith any unpaid balance of his/her salary and his/her salary for the next three months following adoption of the resolution.
(4) 
The Borough Administrator shall be appointed on the basis of administrative qualifications, with special regard to education and training in government affairs and experience therein. Members of the Mayor and Council may not receive such appointment during their term or within two years after the expiration of said term.
(5) 
The Borough Administrator shall be reviewed annually by the Personnel Committee in November, and its performance evaluation report shall be presented to the Mayor and Council and privately to the Borough Administrator by the Council President.
C. 
Disability or absence. During any approved absence or disability of the Borough Administrator, an officer or employee of the Borough may be appointed by the Mayor and Council to temporarily perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
D. 
Compensation. The compensation of the Borough Administrator shall be fixed by the Borough Council by appropriate ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Art. VII, Salaries and Compensation.
E. 
Duties and responsibilities.
(1) 
The Borough Administrator shall work with the administrative team, which shall include the Borough Clerk, the CFO and the Director of Operations.
(2) 
The Borough Administrator shall have the responsibility and authority to perform the following duties as may be assigned to him or her by the Mayor with the consent of the Borough Council:
(a) 
Serve as the chief administrative officer of the Borough.
(b) 
Attend all meetings of the Mayor and Council and other boards, as required, with the right to participate in all discussions, but without the right to vote.
(c) 
Advise the Mayor and Council on policy decisions.
(d) 
Execute all laws of the State of New Jersey and execute ordinances and resolutions of the Borough.
(e) 
Recommend the appointment and/or removal of all employees for whose selection and removal no other method is provided by law.
(f) 
As instructed by the Council, negotiate contracts which are subject to the approval of the Mayor and Council.
(g) 
Represent, or so direct the administrative team to represent, the Borough, with the approval of the Mayor and Council, in its relations with the federal government, state, county and other municipalities and assess the Borough's interest in contracts, franchises and other business transactions.
(h) 
Investigate the affairs of any officer, employee or department at the request of the Mayor and Council or the Board of Public Works, as appropriate, and report thereon.
(i) 
Working with the residents of the Borough, ensure that all resident inquiries or complaints are properly followed up by the appropriate Borough Department.
(j) 
Work with the Borough Clerk, CFO and Director of Operations to establish and maintain effective personnel practices and maintain appropriate records of all employees, including the development of a systematic review of employee performance.
(k) 
Carry out, or so direct the administrative team to carry out, all policies established by the Mayor and Council.
(l) 
Oversee and disseminate information to the Mayor and Council.
(m) 
Working with the CFO, prepare the annual and capital budgets, in consultation with department heads, and submit them to the Mayor and Council at a date in accordance with procedures established by the Council.
(n) 
Working with the Mayor and Council, CFO, Borough Clerk and Director of Operations, annually establish the priority of capital projects needed in the Borough, research the projects and budget the necessary funding to adequately and realistically complete the projects in a prudent and expedient time frame.
(o) 
Working with the Borough Clerk, receive copies of all reports and documents required by the Mayor and Council of all Borough department heads, officers, employees, committees, commissions, authorities and/or contractors/vendors.
(p) 
Working with the Director of Operations, the CFO and the Borough Clerk, develop procedures for the purchase and distribution of materials, supplies and equipment.
(q) 
Serve as one of the Borough's purchasing agents. In such capacity, the Borough Administrator shall purchase, in accordance with the provisions of the governing statutes and generally accepted purchasing practices, all supplies and equipment for the various agencies, boards, departments and other offices of the Borough.
(r) 
Delegate to such individuals, officers or departments as may be appropriate, as he or she may deem necessary for the efficient administration of the Borough.
(s) 
Keep the Mayor and Council informed as to federal aid projects and state aid projects and any other aid programs or grants that the Borough may qualify for.
(t) 
Perform such other duties as may be required by ordinance, resolution or direction of the Borough Council.
(u) 
Work with the Director of Operations and Board of Public Works with respect to the financial, personnel, administrative and office operations of the Electric Utility Department and Water Utility Department. The Borough Administrator shall report to the Mayor and Council on all other matters.
F. 
Consistence with law. Nothing herein shall derogate from or authorize the Borough Administrator to exercise the powers and duties of elected officials of the Borough and of the boards and agencies thereof established pursuant to law.
[Added 10-14-1980 by Ord. No. 80-14]
A Municipal Disaster Control Director shall be appointed by the Mayor from among the residents of the Borough. The term of office of the Municipal Disaster Control Director shall be for three years from the first day of January in the year in which he or she was appointed.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. App. 9-40.1.
[Added 4-11-1989 by Ord. No. 89-7]
A. 
It is ordained and established that the position of Rate Counsel be created within the Borough of Park Ridge.
B. 
The position of Rate Counsel shall be for a period of one year and shall be held by an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey. The attorney shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge only upon the recommendation of the Personnel Committee of the Board of Public Works. The compensation for the Rate Counsel shall be paid from the annual budget of the Department of Public Works and Public Utilities.
C. 
The Rate Counsel so appointed need not be a resident of the Borough of Park Ridge.
D. 
The duties of Rate Counsel shall include giving legal counsel, representation, advice and opinions where required by the Board of Public Works as to any issue directly or indirectly affecting the Board, the establishment, continuance and creation of electric or water rates in the Borough of Park Ridge, management of the Department of Public Works and Public Utilities and any other related issues referred to Rate Counsel by the Board.
[Added 4-11-1989 by Ord. No. 89-8]
A. 
It is ordained and established that the position of Rate Engineer be created within the Borough of Park Ridge.
B. 
The position of Rate Engineer shall be for a period of one year and shall be held by a licensed engineer of the State of New Jersey. The engineer shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge only upon the recommendation of the Personnel Committee of the Board of Public Works and Public Utilities. The compensation for the Rate Engineer shall be paid from the annual budget of the Department of Public Works and Public Utilities.
C. 
The Rate Engineer so appointed needs not be a resident of the Borough of Park Ridge.
D. 
The duties of the Rate Engineer shall include giving advice and other services where required by the Board of Public Works as to any issue directly or indirectly affecting the Board, the establishment, continuance and creation of electric or water rates in the Borough of Park Ridge, management of the Department of Public Works and Public Utilities, water and electric system requirements and design and other related issues referred to the Rate Engineer by the Board.
[Added 4-11-1989 by Ord. No. 89-9]
A. 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-140.10, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge hereby create the position known as "Chief Financial Officer."
B. 
The Chief Financial Officer as created by this section shall have all of the responsibilities as so designated by state statute, N.J.S.A. 40A:9-140.1 et seq.
C. 
The Chief Financial Officer shall be certified as a financial officer by receiving from the Division of Local Government Services a Municipal Finance Officer certificate representing that the person is qualified for that certificate pursuant to law.
D. 
The Chief Financial Officer shall be compensated in accordance with this chapter of the Code of the Borough of Park Ridge.
E. 
The Chief Financial Officer who has received the certificate shall ensure that the certificate is continually in full force and effect, and he shall not let the certificate lapse.
F. 
The Treasurer, appointed pursuant to Article II, § 2-25, of the Borough of Park Ridge Administrative Code, shall be the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Park Ridge, provided that the Treasurer qualifies in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:9-140.1 et seq.
G. 
The Chief Financial Officer may be removed for failure to qualify as a Chief Financial Officer and for all other reasons provided by law.
There shall be such other appointive officers as the Council may deem necessary. Such other positions shall be established by ordinance, and such officer shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council. Terms shall be one year and until their successors have been appointed and qualified.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:9-156.
[Added 4-9-1991 by Ord. No. 91-10]
A. 
The Board of Public Works, as established by this article, shall have the duties vested in it by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:A-60-7. The Board is specifically vested with the power to provide for the proper maintenance and operation of the water, electric, public works and sanitary sewer system owned or operated by the Borough of Park Ridge and to employ such professional advisors in the manner set forth in this article. All laws now in force or in any way applicable to the rights, privileges and duties vested in or imposed upon the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge are hereby continued in full force and made applicable to the Board of Public Works. The Board is further vested with the authority to examine the water and electric rates to become effective upon approval of the Mayor and Council and changes in water rates to become effective upon approval by the Board of Public Utilities of the State of New Jersey after approval of the Mayor and Council. The Board shall submit to the Mayor and Council, in conjunction with any proposed utility rate change, written explanations which set forth the reasons necessary for the rate change to be made.
B. 
From time to time, the Board shall recommend to the Mayor and Council increases in water or electrical rates to be charged to the users of these utilities. These recommendations shall be in writing, with a written explanation why the rate changes are necessary, and shall be the recommendation of 2/3 of the membership of the Board of Public Works. The Mayor and Council shall, upon receipt of these recommendations, adopt an ordinance which shall be the legislation necessary to create any rate changes as proposed by the Board of Public Works, unless 2/3 of the authorized membership of the governing body refuses to adopt such an ordinance.
C. 
Sale or lease of public utility systems.
[Added 12-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-037]
(1) 
In the event that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge adopt an ordinance to either lease or sell the public water utility and/or electric utility system public utility system(s), the approval of such action shall be subject to a public referendum approved by a majority of the legal voters voting in such election in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:62-3 et seq.
(2) 
In the event that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge adopt an ordinance to either lease or sell its public utility system(s) in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:62-3 et seq., and same is subsequently approved by a majority of the legal voters voting in a public referendum to be held at the next general election, then in such event, a majority vote of the members of the Council then present at such meeting shall be required to dissolve the Park Ridge Board of Public Works. This shall be the only method to dissolve the Park Ridge Board of Public Works.
[Added 4-9-1991 by Ord. No. 91-10]
A. 
The Board of Public Works and Public Utilities is specifically authorized to create a Personnel Committee, which shall consist of three members. Two members of the Personnel Committee shall be members of the Board, designated by the Board, and the third member shall be the Council liaison to the Board of Public Works. It shall be the sole function of this Personnel Committee to recommend to the Mayor and Council the hiring of personnel. The Personnel Committee is specifically charged with the responsibility to recommend to the Mayor and Council by the reorganization date of the Mayor and Council each year or within two weeks thereof a recommendation for the hiring of a rate counsel and a rate engineer.
B. 
Upon receipt of the recommendation of the Personnel Committee as to the hiring of rate counsel and a rate engineer, the Mayor and Council shall appoint the person or persons recommended by the Personnel Committee forthwith upon the terms and conditions recommended by the Personnel Committee. The Personnel Committee shall certify to the Mayor and Council that there is or will be sufficient budget funds available to pay for these professionals.
C. 
The Personnel Committee shall forward to the Mayor and Council its recommendations for replacement of personnel whose positions were approved as part of the annual budget in the year a vacancy in that position occurred. Upon receipt of the recommendations of the Personnel Committee for the hiring of a person to fill the vacancy in that year, the Mayor and Council shall appoint the person or persons recommended, upon the terms and conditions recommended by the Personnel Committee, to fill the budgeted vacant position.