Township of Franklin, NJ
Somerset County
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Table of Contents
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For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
CHARTER
The pertinent provisions of the State Optional Municipal Charter Law (N.J.S.A. 40:69A-1 et seq., as amended) governing the Council-Manager Plan (N.J.S.A. 40:69A-81 et seq.) under which the Township government is constituted.
[Amended 2-14-2006 by Ord. No. 3591]
DEPARTMENT
An organized unit of the government established or designated by this chapter as a department or any agency or instrumentality not allocated or assigned to such organizational unit.
DIVISION
An organized subunit of a department.
GENERAL LAW
Statutes which are not inconsistent with this Charter and either are, by their terms, applicable or available to all municipalities or relate to local courts, education, health, welfare or public authorities serving more than one municipality and municipalities in an unsound financial condition.
MANAGER
The Municipal Manager appointed pursuant to the Charter or any Assistant Manager or Acting Manager temporarily serving in place of the Manager, pursuant to the Charter or Township ordinance.
MUNICIPAL and MUNICIPALITY
The Township.
ORDINANCE
Any and all ordinances of the Township in force and effect on November 1, 1986, and thereafter.
[Amended 2-14-2006 by Ord. No. 3591]
A. 
The administrative and legislative functions, powers and duties, except as are by the Charter or general law reserved to the Council, shall be allocated among and within the following functional areas:
(1) 
Executive and legislative. (See Article II.)
(2) 
Administrative Services and Municipal Court. (See Article III.)
(3) 
Community Development. (See Article IV.)
(4) 
Public Works and Engineering. (See Article V.)
(5) 
Public Health. (See Article VI.)
(6) 
Public Safety. (See Article VII.)
(7) 
Recreation, Community Celebrations and Parks Administration. (See Article VIII.)
[Amended 1-14-1997 by Ord. No. 1990]
(8) 
Community Resources and Services. (See Article IX.)
[Amended 1-14-1997 by Ord. No. 1990]
(9) 
Fire Prevention. (See Article X.)
(10) 
Economic Development. (See Article XI.)
(11) 
Information Technology. (See Article XII).
B. 
Special services, boards, committees and commissions. In addition to the organizational units described in this chapter, there are special services, boards, committees and commissions cited in the Code of the Township of Franklin only to provide legislative authority for elements identified, known as required by state law and audit requirements. Inclusion of these entities does not necessarily mean that they are staffed. The special services, boards, committees, commissions and authorities shall include those enumerated in Chapter 13, Boards, Commissions and Committees, of the Code.