[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Haledon 12-27-1989 by Ord. No. 18-1989 (Ch. 4 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No department head shall disburse nor shall incur any obligations in excess of the appropriation and limit of expenditures provided in the municipal budget for the department in which he/she is the department head.
No obligation shall be incurred by a department head except upon the issuance of a purchase order. On the face of the purchase order, the department head shall affix and shall sign a certification in the following form:
No purchase order shall be issued by any department head unless the said certification has been included and signed and dated by the department head.
Any department head who violates the terms of this chapter shall be subject to disciplinary action, which may include reprimand, fine, suspension or termination of employment.
No department head shall be subjected to disciplinary action for violations of this chapter except pursuant to the following:
Written charges shall be approved by the Borough Council and thereupon signed by the Borough Clerk, which shall set forth the facts constituting the alleged violation.
A copy of the written charges shall be served upon the department head.
A hearing shall be scheduled on the charges no sooner than 10 days nor later than 30 days after service of the charges.
At the said hearing, the accused department head shall have a right to be represented by counsel of his/her own choosing at his/her own expense and shall be permitted the right of examination, cross-examination and presentation of witnesses and documentary evidence.
At the conclusion of the hearing, the Borough Council shall make appropriate findings and determinations, and in the event the department head is found guilty, the Borough Council shall make a determination as to the appropriate penalty, if any.
As to any department head for whom there is a statutory procedure for disciplinary charges, any disciplinary charges made pursuant to this chapter shall be in accordance with the procedural requirements of the applicable statutory provisions regulating disciplinary charges.
Editor's Note: Original § 4-5, Purchases without purchase order; requirements, of the 1990 Code, added 2-14-1990 by Ord. No. 1-1990, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 7-10-2013 by Ord. No. 7-2013.