[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of West Deptford 3-4-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township Solicitor shall be counsel to the Mayor and Township Committee and to any other boards, commissions or departments as directed by the Mayor and Township Committee and render all appropriate legal advice as required and requested. The Township Solicitor shall be the chief legal officer of the township and shall be responsible for the legal affairs of the township.
The Township Solicitor shall do and perform legal services and otherwise provide general overall representation of the township.
The Township Solicitor shall hold office for a term of one year or until a successor shall be qualified and shall devote such time to the performance of the duties of the office as may be necessary.
The Township Solicitor shall be paid such compensation as a retainer for the regular, recurring services as counsel to the Mayor and Committee and other board, commissions or departments as may be needed, from time to time, be fixed by the salary ordinance of the township. In addition, the Township Solicitor shall be paid for services performed not covered by the retainer. Compensation paid shall be in accordance with this chapter and the Professional Services Agreement between the Solicitor and the township.