2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:61-5 - Powers of the Council

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 40A:61-5 (2017)

40A:61-5. Powers of the Council

a. The council shall be the legislative body of the municipality.

b. The council may, subject to general law and the provisions of this act:

(1) pass, adopt, amend and repeal any ordinance or, where permitted, any resolution for any purpose required for the government of the municipality or for the accomplishment of any public purpose for which the municipality is authorized to act under general law;

(2) control and regulate the finances of the municipality and raise money by borrowing or taxation;

(3) investigate any activity of the municipality;

(4) override a veto of the mayor by a two-thirds majority of all the members of the council.

c. The council shall appoint the subordinate officials of the municipality, except as provided elsewhere by law. In any case where the council is unable to appoint an officer or fill a vacancy to any appointed position by reason of being equally divided in a vote therein, the mayor shall have the power to cast a vote to break a tie. (Source: R.S. 40:108-1(148-9), and New.)

L. 1987, c. 314, s. 1.

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