Township of Hazlet, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Adopted 3-16-1982 by Ord. No. 555-82 as Sec. 2-10 of the 1982 Revised General Ordinances (Ch. 61, Art. IV, of the 1993 Code)]
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The Township Attorney shall be appointed by the Township Committee for a term of one year.
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The Township Attorney shall be an attorney at law of New Jersey, but need not be a resident of the Township.
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The Attorney shall be paid such fees and charges as shall be deemed reasonable.
The Attorney shall have such powers and perform such duties as are provided by general law or Township ordinance. The Township Attorney shall represent the Township in all judicial and administrative proceedings in which it or any of its officers or agencies may be a party or have an interest. The Township Attorney shall give all legal counsel and advice where required by the Township Committee or any member thereof, and shall, in general, serve as legal advisor to the Committee on all matters of Township business. In furtherance of such general powers and duties, but without limitation thereto, the Attorney shall:
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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 Township.
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With the approval of the Township Committee, conduct appeals from orders, decisions or judgments affecting any interest of the Township as he or she may, in his or her discretion, determine to be necessary or desirable, or as directed by the Township Committee.
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Subject to the approval of the Township Committee, have power to enter into any agreement, compromise or settlement of any litigation in which the Township is involved.
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Render opinions in writing upon any question of law submitted to him or her by the Township Committee 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 Committee in the administration of municipal affairs.
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Supervise and direct the work of such additional attorneys and technical and professional assistants as the Township Committee may authorize for special or regular employment in or for the Township, and shall review and approve the charges and fees thereof.