Township of Westampton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 9-23-1982 by Ord. No. 12-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Defense and indemnification — See Ch. 26.
Salaries — See Ch. 63.
[Amended 4-4-2016 by Ord. No. 8-2016]
The Township Committee hereby establishes the office of Township Administrator. The Township Committee shall appoint an individual to serve on a full or part-time basis as set forth in the resolution of appointment of the Township Committee.
[Amended 9-21-1992 by Ord. No. 10-1992]
A. 
The powers and duties of the Township Administrator shall be as follows:
[Amended 4-4-2016 by Ord. No. 8-2016]
(1) 
To execute administrative policy decisions of the Township Committee
(2) 
To supervise the day-to-day administration of non-Police-Department personnel as permitted by law; to recommend personnel policies to the Township Committee that include:
(a) 
An employee evaluation plan.
(b) 
An employee compensation and benefits plan.
(c) 
Preparation and publication of an employee handbook.
(d) 
Staffing changes.
(e) 
Employee hiring, termination and disciplinary actions.
(3) 
To assist in the preparation of the budget; to serve as the focal point for collection and organization of departmental budget proposals; to ensure that the budget, as adopted, is being properly adhered to by all departments in conjunction with the Auditor and Chief Financial Officer.
(4) 
To supervise purchasing and expenditure accounting procedures as established by the Township Committee, Township Code and state law pertinent to Township administration; to serve as approval authority for purchases prior to assignment of a purchase order number.
(5) 
To serve as a liaison between the Township Committee, other governmental units of the Township, state and county and the public.
(6) 
To establish goals and objectives for subordinate departments (in accordance with the Westampton Township organizational chart); to determine standards of performance and resolve work schedule and project priority issues, when necessary, to ensure the necessary functioning of Township departments.
(7) 
To serve as administrative official as follows:
(a) 
Administer contracts entered into by the Township to ensure compliance.
(b) 
Recommend office space allocations as directed by the Township Committee.
(c) 
Provide for the purchase, issue and safeguard of non-police supplies and equipment.
(8) 
To perform other duties as directed by the Township Committee and in accordance with N.J.S.A. Titles 19, 40 and 40A.
B. 
Annex A: Secretary of the Municipal Corporation. The secretary of the municipal corporation shall:
(1) 
Maintain custody of the Municipal Seal.
(2) 
Act as official township signatory; attest municipal officials' signatures.
(3) 
Receive and maintain legal documents, bonds and insurance policies.
C. 
Annex B: Secretary of the Township Committee. The secretary of the Township Committee shall attend all regular and special Township Committee meetings except when prevented by illness, personal emergency or vacation; and cause the following to be performed:
(1) 
Preparation and maintenance of Township Committee meeting official minutes.
(2) 
Proper handling of municipal correspondence.
(3) 
Processing, recording, filing and advertising of ordinances, the municipal budget, bids for municipal equipment and supplies and, when necessary, resolutions.
(4) 
Maintenance of official records not specifically handled by other departments.
D. 
Annex C: Election Official. The election official shall:
(1) 
Provide for voter registration.
(2) 
Receive and maintain nominating petitions and certify local candidates nominated by petition to the County Clerk.
(3) 
Select polling places.
(4) 
Receive and maintain election results.
(5) 
Certify persons elected to partisan county committee offices in each election district.
(6) 
Certify persons elected to local office at the primary and general elections.
E. 
Annex D: Administrative Official. The administrative official shall:
(1) 
Administer contracts entered into by the township to ensure compliance.
(2) 
Recommend office space allocations as directed by the Township Committee.
(3) 
Provide for the issuance of licenses issued by the township.
(4) 
Provide for the purchase, issue and safeguard of nonpolice supplies and equipment.
The Township Committee hereby declares that the salary of the Township Clerk/Administrator shall be established by the Township Committee by way of the Salary Ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 63, Salaries.