[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 2-13-1975 by Ord. No. 75-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The office of Administrative Assistant is hereby created in and for the Borough of Paramus by and subject to the provisions of this chapter.
The Administrative Assistant shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. If the Mayor fails to nominate within 30 days after the office of Administrative Assistant is created or after the office becomes vacant, or the Council fails to confirm any nomination made by the Mayor, then, after the expiration of said 30 days, the Council shall appoint the Administrative Assistant, a majority vote having at least three affirmative votes being required for such purpose, the Mayor to have no vote thereon except in the case of a tie. If he is not a resident of Bergen County at the time of appointment, the Administrative Assistant shall become a resident of Bergen County within 90 days thereafter and remain so during his tenure. The term of office shall be at the pleasure of the governing body, and removal shall be governed by New Jersey statutes.
The Administrative Assistant shall receive such compensation as shall be fixed from time to time by a general salary ordinance. However, his compensation shall not be reduced during his term of office, except by a two-thirds-majority vote of the Borough Council.
The Mayor may designate a qualified Deputy Administrative Officer of the Borough, subject to the confirmation of a majority of the Borough Council, to perform his duties during his temporary absence or disability until he shall return or his disability shall cease.
The Administrative Assistant shall be subject to the Mayor and Council and shall perform the functions hereinafter enumerated and such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Mayor and Council. He shall be responsible for assisting in the coordination of activities of all departments, boards and agencies.
The Administrative Assistant shall be responsible to the Mayor and Council for the following general areas:
Aid in the development of sound administrative, personnel and purchasing policies and procedures, and implementation after approval by the Mayor and Council.
Advice to the governing body on background information in all matters it requests as an aid to the establishment of policy or legislation.
Follow-up on matters of interest to the governing body and bringing them to a conclusion under its direction.
Attendance at all regular meetings of the Mayor and Council and special meetings at their request.
Recommendations to the governing body on legislation concerned with the health, safety and welfare of the community.
Preparation and distribution, with the approval of the governing body, of information concerning municipal affairs.
Preparation, in cooperation with the Borough Auditor, of a proposed annual municipal budget after obtaining requests from individual department heads and independent agencies.
Such other duties as may be required and prescribed from time to time by the Mayor and Council.