The Township Attorney shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council in accordance with the Charter. Prior to appointment, the Attorney shall have been admitted to the practice of law in this state.
The Attorney shall be the legal advisor to the Council, Mayor, Business Administrator, departments and other municipal agencies except as may otherwise be provided by law. The Attorney shall prosecute and defend actions and proceedings by and against the Township, departments and agencies thereof. In furtherance of these powers, and without limitation thereof, he shall:
Prepare or approve all ordinances and substantive resolutions prior to introduction and passage.
Review and approve all contracts, deeds, documents and instruments prior to the execution thereof by or on behalf of the Township.
Conduct appeals from orders, decisions or judgments affecting any interest of the Township as directed by the Council.
Subject to the approval of the Council, have power to enter into any agreement, compromise or settlement of any litigation in which the Township is involved.
Advise or render opinions upon any questions of law pertaining to municipal affairs submitted to him by the Mayor, the Council or the Business Administrator.
Maintain a record of all actions, suits, proceedings and matters which relate to the Township's interests, and report thereon from time to time as the Mayor, Council or Administrator may require.
Have such other and different functions, powers and duties as may be provided by Charter or ordinance.
All papers, documents, memoranda, reports and other materials relating to the administration of the office of Attorney shall be and remain the property of the Township. Upon the termination of his service with the Township, the Attorney shall forthwith surrender to his successor all such property, together with a written consent to substitution of his successor in all legal actions and proceedings then pending to which the Township is a party.