2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:62-5 - Powers of the mayor

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 40A:62-5 (2017)

40A:62-5. Powers of the mayor

40A:62-5. a. The councilman-at-large shall be officially known and designated as the mayor of . . . . . . . . . . . . . (the name of the town in which he is elected). He shall be so designated in all official documents and instruments of every kind, and shall sign all ordinances, warrants, bonds, notes, contracts and all other official documents and instruments by said title.

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

c. The mayor shall have all those powers placed in the mayor by general law.

d. The mayor shall be known as the chairman of the council, preside at all its meetings and possess all the powers of a member of council.

e. Every ordinance adopted by the council shall be presented to the mayor within five days after its passage, Sundays excepted, by the town clerk. The mayor shall, within ten days after receiving the ordinance, either approve it 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. No ordinance 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 members of the council, resolve to override the veto.

f. No ordinance shall be passed except by a vote of a majority of the members of the council present at the meeting, provided that at least four affirmative votes shall be required for such purpose.

g. The mayor shall appoint all of the members of the municipal utilities authority in municipalities where such an authority has been created by the municipal governing body pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1957, c.183 (C.40:14B-1 et seq.).

L.1988, c.7, s.1; amended 1991,c.10,s.2.

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