[Amended by Ord. No. 89:4]
There shall be a Department of Finance the Director of which shall be the Chief Financial Officer, who shall also hold the title of Comptroller.
The powers and duties of the Department are to:
Develop, maintain and enforce a uniform system of accounts, including forms, standards and procedures for all departments of the municipal government;
Maintain and operate the Township's central bookkeeping and account records according to sound accounting principles and in accordance with the requirements of the Director of the State Division of Local Government;
Control all receipts and disbursements of the municipal government and of each of its departments; prescribe voucher forms; warrant, approve and preaudit all bills, claims and demands against the Township, including payrolls; assure that all bills approved for payment have been incurred with the authority of the Council as may be required by law;
Control all expenditures; assure that under an encumbrance system of budget operation that budget appropriations are not exceeded and maintain such books and records as may be required for the exercise of such budgetary control;
Review each proposed expenditure and commitment to be made on behalf of any department for conformity with state law, the Charter and ordinances of the Township and authorize only such expenditures and commitments as conform with the requirements of the Charter and this code;
Prepare for the second regular meeting of the Council a list of all bills, claims and vouchers which have been paid through the last day of the preceding month. A copy of the list will be filed with the Council, Mayor, and Business Administrator and also with the Clerk, as a public record open to examination in his office;
Recommend to the Township Council the sale and award of bonds, including therein the principal amount, interest rate, maturities and price obtained and thereafter report the sale to the Council;
[Amended by Ord. No. 98:29]
Within the Department of Finance there shall be a Division of Collections, the head of which shall be the Township Tax Collector. The Tax Collector shall be appointed for the term prescribed by law.
The powers and duties of the Division of Collections are to:
Perform the functions of a Collector of Taxes, including, without limitation thereto, the preparation and mailing of tax bills, enforcement of tax collections by tax sale and otherwise, and the maintenance of tax accounting records;
Receive and collect all current and delinquent taxes, receive penalties and interest pursuant to law;
Make or cause to be made and certify searches for tax and other liens on real property as may be authorized by law and charge and collect for the use of the Township the fee required pursuant to law for any such search;
Provide a central cashier for all departments, excepting only such departments as may be exempted by written order of the Business Administrator filed with the Comptroller and receive funds entrusted to or under the control of any department and deposit all funds received by it in depositories authorized by the Council;
Issue and execute a new certificate of tax sale in the place of one that has been lost or destroyed, provided the Tax Collector has been authorized to do so by resolution of the Council. The Township shall charge a fee of $100 to issue a duplicate tax sale certificate.
[Added 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:31]
Within the Department of Finance there shall be a Division of Assessments as set forth in § 4-51, the head of which shall be the Chief Assessor.