2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:60-3 - Organization, Officers; Meetings

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 40A:60-3 (2017)

40A:60-3. Organization, Officers; Meetings

a. The mayor and council shall hold an annual meeting on the first day of January at 12 o'clock noon, or during the first seven days of January in any year.

b. At its annual meeting, the council shall, by the vote of a majority of its number, elect a president of the council, who shall preside at all its meetings when the mayor does not preside. The president of the council shall hold office for one year and until the next annual meeting. He shall have the right to debate and vote on all questions before council.

If the council fails to elect a president at the annual meeting, the mayor shall appoint the president from the council and, in that case, no confirmation by the council shall be necessary.

c. The president of the council shall perform all the duties of the mayor during any period in which the mayor is absent from the borough for three days or more or is unable to perform the duties of his office. Where such absence is intended, the president of the council shall become the acting mayor until the mayor's return. If the president of the council is unable to perform the duties of the acting mayor, then the member of council with the longest term of service may act temporarily for the president of the council.

d. Three councilmen and the mayor or, in the absence of the mayor, four councilmen shall constitute a quorum for transacting business.

e. The council may, at its annual meeting, establish for its members such committees of the council as will assist it for the ensuing year.

f. The council shall hold such other meetings, at such time and place as it may by resolution direct, but all regular meetings shall be held within the borough.

g. The mayor shall, when necessary, call special meetings of the council. In case of his neglect or refusal, any four members of the council may call such meeting at such time and place in the borough as they may designate, and in all cases of special meetings notice shall be given to all the members of the council, or left at their places of residence.

h. No officer who has obtained tenure by any provision of any section herein repealed by section 8 of this act shall be affected in any way by such repeal. (Source: R.S. 40:88-1 to R.S. 40:88-3, and New.)

(Added by P.L. 1987, c.379, effective January 8, 1988.)

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