2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:60-5 - Powers of the Mayor

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 40A:60-5 (2017)

40A:60-5. Powers of the Mayor

a. The mayor shall be the head of the municipal government.

b. The mayor shall have all those powers designated by general law.

c. The mayor shall preside at meetings of the council and may vote to break a tie.

d. Every ordinance adopted by the council shall, within five days after its passage, Sundays excepted, be presented to the mayor by the borough clerk. The mayor shall, within ten days after receiving the ordinance, Sundays excepted, either approve the ordinance by affixing his signature thereto or return it to the council by delivering it to the clerk together with a statement setting forth his objections thereto or any item or part thereof. No ordinance or any item or part thereof shall take effect without the mayor's approval, unless the mayor fails to return the ordinance to the council, as prescribed above, or unless the council, upon consideration of the ordinance following its return, shall, by a vote of two-thirds of all the members of council, resolve to override the veto.

e. No ordinance shall be passed, or appointment of any subordinate officer of the borough be confirmed, except by a vote of a majority of the members of the council present at the meeting, provided that at least three affirmative votes shall be required for such purpose, the mayor voting only in the case of a tie.

f. If any ordinance contains more than one distinct section, clause or item, the mayor may approve one or more thereof and veto the rest.

g. The mayor shall nominate and, with the advice and consent of council, appoint all subordinate officers of the borough, unless the specific terms of the general law clearly require a different appointment procedure. He shall make his nomination to any such office within thirty days of that office becoming vacant.

h. The mayor shall see to it that the laws of the State and the ordinances of the borough are faithfully executed. He shall recommend to the council such measures as he may deem necessary or expedient for the welfare of the borough. He shall maintain peace and good order and have the power to suppress all riots and tumultuous assemblies in the borough. (Source: R.S. 40:87-16, R.S. 40:87-31, R.S. 40:88-1, R.S. 40:93-1, R.S. 40:93-3 to R.S. 40:93-8, R.S. 40:94-3 and New.)

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

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