Township of Deerfield, NJ
Cumberland County
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[Amended 7-15-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-3]
The Township Solicitor shall be appointed for a term of one year by a majority vote of the Township Committee present and voting.
The Township Solicitor shall be the legal adviser to the Township Committee and to all departments except as may be otherwise provided by this chapter or state statute. He shall defend actions and proceedings by and against the Township and every department thereof. In furtherance of these general powers and without limitation thereof he shall:
Draft or approve as to form and sufficiency all legal documents, contracts, deeds, ordinances and resolutions made, executed or adopted by or on behalf of the Township Committee.
Render opinions upon any question of law submitted to him by the Township Committee with respect to its official powers and duties.
Conduct appeals from orders, decisions or judgments affecting any interest of the Township upon direction from the Township Committee.
Maintain a record of all actions, suits, proceedings and matters which relate to the Township's interest and report thereon upon request of the Township Committee.