Editor's Note: Former Art. V, Administrator, adopted 2-9-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2, as amended 1-19-1999 by Ord. No. 99-1, was repealed 2-7-2000 by Ord. No. 00-3.
The office of the Municipal Administrator for the Township of Woolwich is hereby created pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-136 et seq.
The office of Municipal Administrator shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Committee.
The Administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the Township Committee, provided that he/she may be removed at any time by a 2/3 vote on recommendation of the Mayor or any member of the Township Committee. The resolution of removal shall become effective three months after its adoption, unless it is given immediate effect. In that case, the Committee shall cause to be paid to the Administrator forthwith any unpaid balance of his/her salary and his/her salary for the next three calendar months following the adoption of the resolution.
During the absence or disability of the Administrator, the Mayor shall appoint an Acting Administrator to perform said duties.
Unless otherwise provided, no Acting Administrator shall be paid more than his regular salary while serving in that capacity, but he shall be reimbursed for all necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his office. If the Committee, by resolution, increases the compensation of the Acting Administrator during his/her tenure, such increased compensation shall not exceed the minimum salary provided in the Salary Ordinance for the position of Administrator.
The Administrator shall be appointed on the basis of his executive and administrative qualifications. Previous responsible, successful experience in local government and possession of a bachelors degree in public administration, business administration or municipal management shall be preferred.
The Administrator need not be a resident of the Township or state at the time of his appointment, but may thereafter reside outside of the Township only with the approval of the Township Committee.
The Township Administrator shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township, responsible to the Mayor and Committee for the administration of all Township affairs and with the following powers and duties. He/she shall:
Direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the Township, except as otherwise provided by law.
Recommend to the Mayor and/or Township Committee appointments and, when necessary for the good of the service, suspension or removal of department heads and all other employees, except the Clerk, the Attorney and personnel appointed by them.
Develop and administer a comprehensive personnel program when approved by the Township Committee.
Attend all meetings of the Township Committee with the right to take part in discussion, but not to vote.
See that all laws and all acts of the Township Committee subject to enforcement by him or by officers and employees subject to his direction and supervision are faithfully executed.
Prepare and submit the annual budget and capital program to the Committee.
Submit to the Mayor and Township Committee and make available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the Township as of the end of each fiscal year.
Make sure other reports as the Mayor and/or Township Committee may require concerning the operation of Township government.
Keep the Mayor and Township Committee fully advised as to the current financial condition and future needs of the Township and make recommendations to them concerning the affairs of the Township as he/she deems desirable.
Perform such other duties as may be required by the Mayor and Township Committee.
Except for the purpose of inquiry, the Mayor and the Township Committee shall deal with the administrative staff only through the Administrator and shall not give orders or directions to any Township employee except through him/her.