[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 12-2-1991 by Ord. No. 9-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Establishment of office. There is hereby established the office of Tax Collector as permitted and authorized by N.J.S.A. 40A:9-141.
Appointment; term. The Township Committee shall appoint an individual to serve as Tax Collector for a term of four years from the first day of January next following his appointment.
Powers and duties. The Township Tax Collector shall have, perform and discharge all the functions, powers and duties prescribed for Tax Collectors pursuant to the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey, administrative regulations and municipal ordinance. The Tax Collector shall:
Receive and collect all moneys assessed or raised by taxes or assessment for any purpose or by other township ordinance at the direction of the Township Committee.
Keep proper records and report to the Township Committee at least once a month all receipts and deposits made by him and in such report account for all moneys for which the Tax Collector is responsible.
There is hereby established the office of Deputy Tax Collector who shall be appointed by the Township Committee for a term not to exceed one year and to expire December 31. Said Deputy shall assist the Tax Collector in the performance of his duties and shall, in the case of absence, disability, resignation or vacancy in the office of Tax Collector, perform the duties of Tax Collector. The Deputy Tax Collector shall receive such salary as is set forth in the Salary Ordinance.