[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wallington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-28-1983 by Ord. No. 83-5 (Ch. 99, Art. II, of the 1992 Code)]
For the purpose of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BONA FIDE RESIDENT
- A person having permanent domicile within the Borough of Wallington and one which has not been adopted with the intention of taking up or claiming a previous residence acquired outside of the Borough's boundaries.
Subject to the provisions of this article, all officers and employees employed by the Borough shall be bona fide residents therein.
Any nonresidents hereinafter appointed to positions of employment within the Borough shall be required to become residents of the Borough within one year of their appointment, except as hereinafter set forth.
Failure of any employee to maintain residency within the Borough of Wallington shall be grounds for removal or discharge from services. Any employee found to be not maintaining a bona fide residency within the Borough shall be notified to again take up bona fide residency in the Borough, and if the same is not accomplished within six months of such notification, the result will be removal or discharge from service. Such removal or discharge shall take effect on the date specified within the notice, subject to appeals pursuant to law.
Whenever the governing body shall determine that there cannot be recruited a sufficient number of qualified residents for specific positions of employment, the governing body may recruit employees without the Borough in the following manner:
The governing body shall first appoint all those in Subsection A(1) above and then those in each succeeding class in the above order. The preference established by this section shall in no way diminish, reduce or affect the preferences granted pursuant to any other provision of law. Nothing contained in this section shall limit the Borough's right to require residency subsequent to employment.
Nothing herein contained shall affect the Borough's right to determine that there are specific positions and employment requiring special talents or skills which are necessary for the operation of the Borough. Such positions may be filled without reference to residency, except as necessary pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7.
The Borough Attorney, Borough Prosecutor, Borough Engineer, Borough Building Inspector and Borough Animal Control Officer are hereby exempted from the requirement of being residents of this Borough.
In promoting employees, residents shall be given preference over nonresidents. The preference granted herein, however, shall in no way reduce or affect the preference granted pursuant to any other provision of the law.