[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown 7-28-1986 by Ord. No. 1986-8. Sections 82-4 and 82-6 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Indemnification of employees — See Ch. 45.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish the office of the Tax Collector in the City of Bordentown, to appoint a person to the position of Tax Collector, to fix the salary for the position of Tax Collector and to regulate the attendance of the Tax Collector in the City of Bordentown.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- To be available in the office for appointments and/or officials of the City of Bordentown.
- MUNICIPAL BUILDING
- The building located at 324 Farnsworth Avenue in the City of Bordentown.
- The New Jersey Statutes Annotated.
- TAX COLLECTOR
- The official charged with the duty of collecting taxes upon real and personal property in the municipality.
It is hereby established within the City of Bordentown the office of Municipal Tax Collector.
[Amended 4-25-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-5]
The Municipal Tax Collector for the City of Bordentown shall be appointed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-141.
The Municipal Tax Collector shall be compensated for his or her services. The compensation of the Tax Collector may be adjusted annually by the Annual City Salary Ordinance.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-72, the City of Bordentown exercises its authority to control the days of attendance by the Tax Collector at his or her office in the Municipal Building for each week during the months next proceeding the month on which taxes become delinquent. For the months of January, April, July and October, the Tax Collector is obliged to attend his or her office in the Municipal Building on at least one regularly scheduled weekday per week. Said attendance shall be for a period of time not less than two hours per day. The regular schedule of attendance of the Tax Collector in his or her office shall be conspicuously posted in the Municipal Building.
In extraordinary cases and upon application to the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown, the Tax Collector may attend his or her municipal office on Saturdays in lieu of attendance on any chosen weekday. If such alternative is chosen and permitted by the Board of Commissioners, the weekly posting of hours shall so indicate.
If for any legitimate reason directly related to the tax-collecting duties imposed by statute, the Tax Collector is unable to attend for the required days and time as prescribed in this chapter, the Tax Collector shall report such fact to the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown. In its discretion, the Board of Commissioners may either excuse attendance for those hours or else require attendance for an additional period of time equal to that which was missed as a result of the Tax Collector's claimed inability.
Violation of any of the requirements of this chapter shall constitute good cause for the removal of the Tax Collector by the Director of the Division of Local Governmental Services of the State of New Jersey, in the manner provided by statute.