Township of Riverside, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Riverside 7-28-1971 as Ord. No. 1971-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Defense and indemnification — See Ch. 24.

Officers and employees — See Ch. 61.

Residency of officers and employees — See Ch. 72.

§ 3-1
Creation of office. 

§ 3-2
Appointment and term. 

§ 3-3
General powers and duties. 

§ 3-4
Administrator to serve as purchasing agent. 

§ 3-5
Duties as purchasing agent. 

§ 3-6
Purchasing policy. 

§ 3-7

§ 3-8
Supervision of personnel and offices. 

§ 3-9
Holding of other positions. 

§ 3-10
Duty to follow up. 

§ 3-11
Information releases. 

§ 3-12
Other duties. 

§ 3-13
Submission of rules and regulations to Township Committee. 

§ 3-14

§ 3-15
Residency requirement. 

§ 3-16
Administrator to serve as certifying agent. 

§ 3-17
Effect on other positions. 

The office of Township Administrator in and for said Township of Riverside be and the same is hereby created and established.

The Administrator shall be appointed by the Township Committee for an indefinite term of office under civil service rules and regulations.

The Administrator shall be the administrative officer of the municipality, devoting full time and attention to the duties of his office. The Administrator shall serve as the personnel officer and shall have the authority to hire, transfer, promote, demote and discharge any employees subject to civil service rules and regulations and the approval of the Township Committee.

The Administrator shall serve as the purchasing agent of the municipality unless and until the Township Committee shall authorize the appointment of a purchasing agent. The Administrator shall, to the extent permitted by law:


Keep the Township Committee advised of the financial condition of the municipality; make reports to the Township Committee as requested by it.


Study the government and administrative operations and needs of the municipal government and prepare and recommend to the Township Committee necessary and desirable plans and programs to meet present and foreseeable needs.


Maintain a continuing review and analysis of budget operations, work programs and costs of municipal services.


Establish for working personnel vacation and sick leave schedules and appropriate procedures and policy of the Department of Administration and Finance and provide for the coordination, compiling, editing and prompt dissemation or release of public information.

The Township Administrator, when so empowered by the Township Committeeman in charge of the Department or the entire Township Committee, shall be the Township purchasing agent. Under the direction and supervision of the Township Committee, the purchasing agent shall:


Purchase, store and distribute all supplies, materials and equipment and contract for all services required by any department.


Establish and enforce specifications with respect to such services, supplies, materials and equipment.


Inspect or supervise the inspection of all deliveries of supplies, materials and equipment and the rendition of contractual services and determine their quality, quantity and conformance with specifications as far as practicable.


Transfer to or between departments, offices and agencies and from or to central stores such supplies, materials and equipment as need appears and arrange for the sale of surplus or obsolete items thereof, subject to any ordinances or under the direction of the Township Committee.


Administer any ordinance the Township Committee may enact relating to purchasing.

All purchases made and contracts awarded for any supplies, materials or equipment or contractual services shall be pursuant to a written requisition from the head of the department whose appropriation will be changed and the certification of the Treasurer that a sufficient unencumbered balance of appropriation is available to pay thereof. All such contracts shall conform with applicable requirements of state statutes for competitive bidding.

Each employee and officer of the Township shall give bond, paid for by the faithful performance of his duties as stipulated by state statute or by the Township Committee.


The Administrator shall have jurisdiction and shall direct the operations of the Administrative, Treasurer's and Tax Collector's offices in relation to personnel and shall direct the Township Clerk and the several Clerk stenographers, Clerk typists and bookkeeping machine operators so appointed and which should be appointed by the Township Committee of the Township of Riverside under the civil service rules and regulations.


In addition to the duties of the Administrator set forth in this section, the Administrator shall be in control of all department heads and they shall be under his jurisdiction and control. He shall be authorized to issue directives to the department heads for the regulation of the respective departments.

[Added 11-28-1973 by Ord. No. 1973-17]

The Township Administrator shall not be excluded from holding any other position in the Township of Riverside to which he has been appointed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.

The Township Administrator shall follow up on action of the governing body through correspondence, review of minutes and personal contract.

The Township Administrator shall edit and compile public information releases.

The Township Administrator shall also perform such other duties as shall be delegated to him from time to time by resolution or ordinance passed by the Township Committee.

The Township Administrator shall submit to the Township Committee for approval rules and regulations for the efficient management of Township government not inconsistent with state statutes and Township ordinances and, with Township Committee approval, shall issue and enforce the same.

The Township Administrator shall receive such compensation as shall be prescribed by resolution or ordinance of the Township Committee.

The Township Administrator shall within six months after his appointment be and thereafter during his tenure remain a resident of the Township of Riverside, in default of which said office shall be deemed vacant.

The Township Administrator shall be the certifying agent for the Township of Riverside.

Nothing herein shall derogate from the powers and duties of the elective or appointive officials of the Township or of the boards and commissions thereof established pursuant to law or authorize the Administrator to exercise the powers and duties thereof.