[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Salaries and compensation — See Ch. 37.
The day-to-day demand of administrative and governmental affairs has grown to the extent that it has become increasingly difficult for the Carneys Point Township Committee to devote adequate time to the discharge of such duties. The public interest in the economical and efficient administration of Township business requires the creation of the position of Township Administrator. The Township Administrator will provide the Cameys Point Township Committee necessary assistance in the prompt day-to-day management of the administrative affairs of the Township of Carneys Point, coordinate the activities of the various departments within the municipality and assist in planning and supervising the execution of governmental efforts in those areas where a continuous and sustained effort is required.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-136 et seq., the position of Township Administrator for the Township of Carneys Point is hereby established.
The Administrator shall be appointed by majority vote of the Township Committee.
During the absence or disability of the Administrator, the Township Committee may appoint an Acting Administrator to perform the duties of the office.
Upon removal or resignation of the Administrator, the Township Committee may, by resolution, appoint an Acting Administrator to serve at its pleasure or until an Administrator is appointed. Removal of an Acting Administrator shall be by majority vote of the whole Township Committee.
No salary or other compensation shall be paid to the Administrator in 1997. In 1998 and thereafter, the salary of the Administrator shall be fixed and adopted by the Township Committee in the annual salary ordinance. Nothing herein shall prohibit the Administrator from holding other positions within the Township.
Unless otherwise provided, no person named as Acting Administrator shall receive compensation in addition to his regular salary while serving in such capacity. If the Township Committee, by resolution, provides compensation for the Acting Administrator during his service as Acting Administrator, such compensation shall not exceed the maximum salary provided in the salary ordinance for the position of Administrator.
The Township Administrator may be removed from office only by a 2/3 vote of the Carneys Point Township Committee in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:9-138.
The Township Administrator shall not engage in any organized political campaigns within the Township of Carneys Point.
The Township Administrator shall, under the supervision and control of the Carneys Point Township Committee, perform the following duties:
Serve as chief administrative officer of the Township.
Attend all meetings of the Carneys Point Township Committee, with the right to participate in all discussions.
Advise the Carneys Point Township Committee on policy decisions.
Execute all laws of the State of New Jersey and ordinances and resolutions of the Township of Carneys Point.
Establish and maintain effective personnel practices and maintain appropriate records of all employees.
Negotiate contracts, subject to the approval by the Carneys Point Township Committee.
Make recommendations concerning the nature and location of Township improvements.
Receive and reply to all inquiries and complaints concerning Township business and provide information and assistance in respect thereto.
Carry out all policies and directives promulgated by the Carneys Point Township Committee.
Coordinate the efforts of all municipal entities, including but not limited to the Carneys Point Township Planning Board, Sewerage Authority and Housing Authority.
Perform such other duties as may be required by ordinance, resolution or direction of the Carneys Point Township Committee.