[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lebanon as Sec. 2-1 of the 1985 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All legislative power of the Township, except as provided by law, shall be exercised by the Township Committee pursuant to law, and in matters of health by the Board of Health.
The Township Committee shall organize annually during the first week in January, at which time it shall elect a Mayor from among its members. The Mayor shall preside at meetings of the Township Committee and perform such other duties as the Township Committee may prescribe. In the absence or disability of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor shall act as Mayor.
The Mayor shall have the powers to appoint subcommittees of the Township Committee with the consent of the Township Committee. He shall sign and execute documents and agreements on behalf of the Township. He shall have the power to make proclamations concerning holidays and events of interest in the Township. He shall exercise the ceremonial power of the Township and every other power usually exercised by township mayors or conferred upon him by law.
Special meetings. A special meeting may be called at any time upon written request of a majority of the members of the Township Committee or by the Mayor. The request and call for a special meeting shall specify the purpose of the meeting, and no business shall be transacted at any special meeting other than that specified. The call for a special meeting shall be filed with the Township Clerk and shall be served upon each Committee member as provided by law and such other notice shall be given as provided by law.
Notice of meetings. Notice of all meetings shall be given in accordance with the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-1 et seq.
Matters of procedure not covered in this Code or statute shall be governed by the bylaws of the Committee as the same have been adopted or modified by resolution.
A majority of the whole number of members of the Township Committee shall constitute a quorum, and no ordinance shall be adopted by the Township Committee without the affirmative vote of a majority of the quorum of the Committee. If a quorum is not present 1/2 hour after the appointed time for any meeting, the presiding officer or the Clerk may declare the meeting adjourned.
The vote upon every ordinance, and upon every motion or resolution when requested, shall be taken by roll call, and the yeas and nays shall be entered on the minutes. The minutes of each meeting shall be signed by the Township Clerk.
All ordinances shall be introduced, read, heard and enacted in the manner provided by general law.
The ordinance book shall be signed by the Mayor and Township Clerk.
The Township Committee shall elect, from among its members, a Vice Chairman of the Committee, to be known as the "Deputy Mayor." In the absence or disability of the Chairman, the Deputy Mayor shall have all of the powers and duties of the Chairman and serve and be the Acting Township Mayor.