There is hereby established a Department of Administration.
The Business Administrator shall be the head of the Department of Administration. He shall be responsible for the efficient and economical administration of the Department of Administration and shall have the general functions, powers and duties of a department head pursuant to this chapter.
The Division of Administration shall be headed by a director who shall be known and designated as "Business Administrator."
The Business Administrator shall be chosen solely on the basis of his demonstrated executive and administrative qualifications, with special reference to his actual experience in or his knowledge of accepted practices in respect to the duties of his office as set forth in this article.
The Business Administrator shall establish bona fide residence in the Town within one year from the date of his appointment.
The term of office and annual compensation of the Business Administrator shall be as fixed by ordinance or resolution of the Town Council.
The Business Administrator shall have, exercise and discharge the functions, powers and duties of the Department of Administration and, under the direction and supervision of the Mayor, shall:
Assist in the preparation of the Town budget.
Editor's Note: Former § 5-69B of the 1981 Revised Code, Administer a centralized purchase system, which previously followed this subsection, was repealed 11-13-2002 by Ord. No. MC 3204, except insofar as it conflicts with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:69A-44(b). See now § 7-83C. Section 3 of Ord. No. MC 3204 reads as follows:
"Section 3. All the powers, duties, functions and employees presently assigned to the Department of Administration are hereby transferred over to the Department of Revenue and Finance except that all administrative functions shall remain with the Department of Administration pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:69A-44(b)."
Be responsible for the development and administration of a sound personnel system.
Develop, in cooperation with other department heads, standards and procedures for the most efficient management of the Town government, not inconsistent with the Charter, this Code and other ordinances of the Town.
Perform such other duties as Council may prescribe.
Whenever and so long as there is a vacancy in the office of Business Administrator, the Mayor may serve as Acting Business Administrator, without additional compensation, and shall for the time being have all the functions, powers and duties of the Business Administrator.