Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken 12-27-1983 by Ord. No. 83-48. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Officers and employees — See Ch. 52.

§ 74-1 Residency required.

The following requirements and/or stipulations are set forth for residence in the Township of Pennsauken:
A. 
Residence in the Township of Pennsauken is required for all new officials, applicants for employment and employees generally.
[Amended 8-26-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:20]
B. 
All employees who would become officials and all officials who would become employees of the Township of Pennsauken hereinafter are hereby required as a condition of their continued employment to have their place of abode in the Township of Pennsauken to have bona fide residence thereto except as otherwise provided by this chapter.
C. 
All officials and employees of the Township of Pennsauken who are presently employed by the Township and presently maintain a bona fide residence within the Township are also hereby required, as a condition of their continued employment, to have a place of abode in the Township and to have bona fide residence thereto, except as otherwise provided by this chapter.

§ 74-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BONA FIDE RESIDENT
A person having a permanent domicile within the Township of Pennsauken and one which has not been adopted with the intention of again taking up or claiming previous residence acquired outside the Township of Pennsauken.

§ 74-3 Exemptions.

The Township Committee is hereby authorized in its discretion, for good cause shown, to permit any officer or employee of the Township to remain in the employ of the Township without complying with the previous provisions hereof, where:
A. 
The officer or employee is exempted by regulation or statute of the State of New Jersey.
B. 
The officer or employee is engaged in a professional service. "Professional services" means services rendered or performed by a person authorized by law to practice a recognized profession, whose practice is regulated by law and the performance of which services requires knowledge of an advanced type in a field of learning acquired by a prolonged formal course of specialized instruction and study as distinguished from general academic instruction or apprenticeship and training. "Professional service" may also mean services rendered in the performance of work that is original and creative in character in a recognized field of artistic endeavor.
C. 
Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this chapter, the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken realizes that there might be certain exigent circumstances where there are certain skills which are necessary for the operation of the Township of Pennsauken or any of its boards or autonomous entities, which are not likely to be found among the residents of the Township of Pennsauken. Accordingly, upon execution of an affidavit by the Chairperson of the autonomous body or agency, or the department head of a department of an agency of the Township of Pennsauken, or, with regard to the Township of Pennsauken facilities itself, by the Township Administrator, stating that good faith efforts had been exhausted to find a Pennsauken resident who possesses the special talents and skills, the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken may or may not, in its good discretion, exempt, by resolution, said prospective employee who possesses said special talents or skills.
[Added 4-28-1986 by Ord. No. 86-16]

§ 74-4 Failure to comply.

Failure of any officer or employee to comply with this chapter shall be cause for removal or discharge from service with the Township of Pennsauken.

§ 74-5 Execution of affidavits.

A. 
The Township Administrator or designated representative is hereby directed to require all officials and employees of the Township of Pennsauken to execute affidavits indicating their residence and the residence of their husband/wife and children and/or furnish such information as may be necessary or proper to carry out the provisions of this chapter. The Township Administrator is directed that said affidavits shall be executed on a yearly basis.
B. 
Any person who is to be employed by the Township of Pennsauken shall be required to execute an affidavit setting forth the information required in Subsection A above.

§ 74-6 Statutory exceptions.

A. 
All municipal personnel presently employed by the Township of Pennsauken who do not have a bona fide residence and place of abode within the Township of Pennsauken, as outlined in § 74-2, are hereby grandfathered and exempt from compliance with this chapter with reference to their specific official title and/or job title only.
B. 
This chapter is drawn in conformance with N.J.S.A. 40A:9-1.3, 40A:9-1.5 and 40A:9-1.11 et seq., and, further, those employees covered by N.J.S.A. 40A:14-9 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 40A:14-122 et seq. are hereby specifically exempt from all the provisions contained herein.

§ 74-7 Residency requirements for police officer and fire fighter candidates.

[Added 6-22-1994 by Ord. No. 94-34]
A. 
All candidates for appointment to the title of police officer or fire fighter are required to be a bona fide resident at the time of the closing date following the announcement of examination and must maintain continuous residency through the date of appointment to the respective title in accordance with N.J.A.C. 4A:4-4.7(a)7.
[Amended 8-26-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:20]
B. 
Failure to maintain a continuous residency from the time of the closing date following the announcement of examination up to and including the date of employment shall be grounds for removal of that candidate from the resident portion of the Department of Personnel eligibility list for appointment.
[Amended 8-26-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:20]
C. 
The provisions of § 74-7 shall not apply to the appointment of any individual to the title of Fire Chief as such title is described in New Jersey Department of Personnel Job Descriptions. This Subsection C shall automatically expire and be void, unless extended by further action of the Township Committee, on December 31, 2008.
[Added 9-24-2003 by Ord. No. 03-30]

§ 74-8 Agencies to be furnished copies.

[Amended 6-22-1994 by Ord. No. 94-34]
Certified copies of this chapter shall be forwarded to the Director of Local Government Services and the Department of Civil Service.