Township of Liberty, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Liberty 11-5-1998 by Ord. No. 98-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 10A.
Indemnification of officers and employees — See Ch. 16.
Pursuant to the authority of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-136, there is hereby created the office of Township Administrator.
[Amended 3-7-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-002]
The Township Administrator shall be appointed by majority vote of the Township Committee. The Township Administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the Township Committee and may be removed or replaced at any time according to the methods and requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-138. Compensation for the position of Township Administrator shall be as fixed in the Township Salary Ordinance.[1]
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Editor's Note: A copy of the current Salary Ordinance is on file in the Township Clerk's office.
The Administrator shall, under the supervision and control of the Township Committee:
A. 
Serve as the principal administrative officer representing the Township Committee.
B. 
Attend all meetings of the Township Committee.
C. 
Upon consultation with the Chief Financial Officer, keep the Township Committee informed of the financial condition of the township and make such reports thereon as required and annually prepare a comprehensive report on the condition of the township.
D. 
Study the administrative and other operations of the township and make recommendations for plans and programs to meet the needs of the township.
E. 
Receive and reply to inquiries concerning township business and provide information and assistance in respect thereto.
F. 
Perform any other powers and duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Township Committee.
The Administrator, to the extent not prohibited by law, shall:
A. 
Supervise the business administration of all departments and offices, subject to supervision and direction of the respective committee chairpersons.
B. 
Maintain close liaison with department heads and advise the governing body of operations and projects in progress.
C. 
Establish and maintain sound personnel practices and maintain appropriate records of all employees.
D. 
Maintain a continuing review of all department and office operations and, with the assistance of the Chief Financial Officer, their expenditures and report thereon to the governing body.
E. 
Implement the policy of the Township Committee with respect to the compiling and release of public information.
F. 
Coordinate intradepartmental operations and manage the daily operation of the Township Municipal Building by coordinating and supervising the municipal staff on duty.
G. 
Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the governing body including but not limited to those established in the Liberty Township Employee Handbook.
[Amended 3-7-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-002]
The Administrator shall:
A. 
Receive from each department, office or board its annual requests for appropriations and prepare in conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer the tentative budget, transmitting the appropriation request and tentative budget with recommendations and comments to the Township Committee not later than December 15 of each year.
B. 
Consult with the Township Committee and Chief Financial Officer with respect to the tentative budget, recording changes, additions and deletions thereto, and make all reasonable efforts to submit by February 15 the tentative budget in the form required by law, together with an analysis of the various items of expenditure and revenue and such explanatory comments as may be required.
[Amended 3-7-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-002]
C. 
In conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer, provide the Township Committee with a year-to-date summary of expenditures versus appropriations at each monthly Township Committee meeting.
The Administrator shall not be required to be a resident of the Township of Liberty.