[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Rochelle Park 3-21-2007 by Ord. No. 962-07. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor, or the Deputy Mayor when authorized by the Mayor, is hereby authorized to perform marriage and civil union ceremonies between such persons as may lawfully enter into the matrimonial relation or civil union. The ceremony performed by the Mayor or Deputy Mayor may take place within or outside of the municipal boundaries of the Township of Rochelle Park within the discretion of the Mayor or Deputy Mayor, as the case may be.
The Mayor or the Deputy Mayor may collect a fee for the performance of the marriage or civil union ceremony if the Mayor or the Deputy Mayor chooses to collect such a fee. If collected, the fee for the performance of the ceremony shall be $100. The fee shall be due and payable upon the performance of the ceremony and shall be payable to the municipality. Upon receipt of payment of the aforesaid fee, the Mayor or Deputy Mayor shall arrange for the deposit of the fee into the general fund of the Township.
The Mayor or Deputy Mayor shall be entitled to an additional salary payment in an amount equal to the fee charged for each ceremony. These salary payments shall be paid to the Mayor or Deputy Mayor based upon the number of ceremonies performed and shall be paid pursuant to the annual Salary Ordinance.
In lieu of the fee described in § 127A-2, above, the Mayor or Deputy Mayor may suggest to a party that a voluntary contribution directly to a charitable organization may be made. The Mayor or Deputy Mayor may not, however, specify a specific charity.