Township of Deptford, NJ
Gloucester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents

ARTICLE I
Administrative Regulations (§ 2-1 — § 2-37) 

ARTICLE II
Establishment of the Municipal Court (§ 2-42 — § 2-43) 

ARTICLE III
Boards, Committees and Commissions (§ 2-45 — § 2-55) 

ARTICLE IV
Administrative Procedures (§ 2-68 — § 2-75.3) 

Article I Administrative Regulations

§ 2-1 TITLE.

§ 2-2 DEFINITIONS.

§ 2-3 WORD USAGE.

§ 2-4 THE COUNCIL.

§ 2-4.1 Presiding officer.

§ 2-4.2 Functions of the Mayor.

§ 2-4.3 Administration.

§ 2-4.4 Compensation.

§ 2-4.5 Meetings; agenda.

§ 2-4.6 Ordinances; resolutions; contracts.

§ 2-4.7 Manager-Council relation.

§ 2-5 (Reserved)

§ 2-6 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION.

§ 2-6.1 Departments.

§ 2-6.2 Department heads: general powers and duties.

§ 2-6.3 Appointments; personnel rules and policies.

§ 2-7 THE MANAGER.

§ 2-7.1 Qualifications.

§ 2-7.2 Removal.

§ 2-7.3 Acting Manager.

§ 2-7.4 Powers and duties.

§ 2-7.5 Delegation of duties.

§ 2-7.6 Township property and insurance.

§ 2-8 DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION.

§ 2-8.1 Creation of department; head.

§ 2-9 DIVISION OF THE TOWNSHIP CLERK.

§ 2-9.1 Township Clerk.

§ 2-9.2 Deputy Clerk.

§ 2-9.3 Powers and duties of Clerk.

§ 2-10 (Reserved)

§ 2-11 through § 2-12. (Reserved)

§ 2-13 DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE.

§ 2-13.1 Creation of department; head.

§ 2-13.2 Divisions.

§ 2-13.3 Director of Finance.

§ 2-13.4 Chief Financial Officer.

§ 2-13.5 Purchasing Agent.

§ 2-13.6 Sale of real estate; collection of rents.

§ 2-13.7 Other responsibilities of the department.

§ 2-13.8 Division of Tax Collection.

§ 2-13.9 Division of Assessments.

§ 2-14 through § 2-15. (Reserved)

§ 2-16 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.

§ 2-16.1 Creation of department.

§ 2-16.2 Responsibilities.

§ 2-16.3 Delegation of authority.

§ 2-16.4 Transfer of personnel.

§ 2-17 through § 2-18. (Reserved)

§ 2-19 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

§ 2-19.1 Creation of department; head.

§ 2-19.2 Police Department.

§ 2-19.3 School Traffic Guards.

§ 2-19.4 Division of Emergency Management Services.

§ 2-19.5 Ambulance, rescue and first-aid squads.

§ 2-20 DIVISION OF POLICE (DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT).

§ 2-20.1 Establishment; composition.

§ 2-20.2 Appointments; qualifications.

§ 2-20.3 Oaths of allegiance.

§ 2-20.4 Compensation.

§ 2-20.5 Rules and regulations.

§ 2-20.6 Chief of Police; powers and duties.

§ 2-20.7 Deputy Chief of Police: powers, duties.

§ 2-20.8 Captain of Police.

§ 2-20.9 Lieutenant: powers, duties.

§ 2-20.10 Sergeants.

§ 2-20.11 Communications operators of the Police Department.

§ 2-20.12 General duties of members.

§ 2-20.13 Disciplinary action.

§ 2-20.14 Residency preference.

§ 2-20.15 Division of emergency services established.

§ 2-21 through § 2-22. (Reserved)

§ 2-23 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

§ 2-23.1 Creation of department; divisions.

§ 2-23.2 Division of Construction Code Enforcement.

§ 2-23.3 Office of Division of Planning and Zoning.

§ 2-24 through § 2-28. (Reserved)

§ 2-29 DUTIES OF DIVISIONS.

§ 2-29.1 Preparation of forms and applications.

§ 2-29.2 Filing of applications, permits, licenses, etc.

§ 2-29.3 Reports.

§ 2-29.4 Financial reports and records.

§ 2-30 OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES IN GENERAL.

§ 2-30.1 Dual appointments.

§ 2-30.2 Transfer of personnel.

§ 2-30.3 Staff services.

§ 2-30.4 Vacancies; temporary absences; disabilities.

§ 2-30.5 Surety bonds.

§ 2-30.6 Public records.

§ 2-30.7 Delivery of funds and records.

§ 2-30.8 Public office hours.

§ 2-31 TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY.

§ 2-31.1 Appointment of Attorney.

§ 2-31.2 Duties.

§ 2-31.3 Additional duties.

§ 2-31.4 Special Counsel.

§ 2-31.5 Residence.

§ 2-32 TOWNSHIP PROSECUTOR.

§ 2-32.1 Appointment of; duties.

§ 2-32.2 Residence.

§ 2-33 PUBLIC DEFENDER.

§ 2-33.1 Appointment.

§ 2-33.2 Representation requirements.

§ 2-34 TOWNSHIP AUDITOR.

§ 2-34.1 Appointment; compensation.

§ 2-34.2 Requirements.

§ 2-34.3 Powers and duties.

§ 2-35 TOWNSHIP ENGINEER.

§ 2-35.1 Appointment; term; compensation.

§ 2-35.2 Duties.

§ 2-36 LOCAL HISTORIAN.

§ 2-37 through § 2-41. (Reserved)

Article II Establishment of the Municipal Court

§ 2-42 MUNICIPAL COURT.

§ 2-42.1 Court established.

§ 2-42.2 Officers appointed; compensation.

§ 2-42.3 Jurisdiction.

§ 2-42.4 Discovery fees.

§ 2-43 through § 2-44. (Reserved)

Article III Boards, Committees and Commissions

§ 2-45 BOARD OF HEALTH.

§ 2-45.1 Short title.

§ 2-45.2 Composition of the Board.

§ 2-45.3 Terms of office.

§ 2-45.4 Compensation.

§ 2-45.5 Territorial jurisdiction of Board.

§ 2-45.6 Meetings.

§ 2-45.7 Appointment of personnel.

§ 2-45.8 Specific powers and duties.

§ 2-46 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION.

§ 2-46.1 Creation.

§ 2-46.2 Membership; compensation.

§ 2-46.3 Terms of office.

§ 2-46.4 Alternate members.

§ 2-46.5 Removal.

§ 2-46.6 Vacancies.

§ 2-46.7 Powers and duties.

§ 2-46.8 Acquisitions.

§ 2-46.9 Records and annual reports.

§ 2-46.10 Appropriation of funds.

§ 2-47 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

§ 2-47.1 Committee created.

§ 2-47.2 Membership.

§ 2-47.3 Appointment of members; terms; vacancies; qualifications.

§ 2-47.4 Election of officers; quorum.

§ 2-47.5 Compensation.

§ 2-47.6 Oath of office.

§ 2-47.7 Powers and duties.

§ 2-47.8 Limitation of powers.

§ 2-48 MULTIPLE DWELLING EMERGENCY COMMISSION.

§ 2-48.1 Authorization.

§ 2-48.2 Duties of Commission.

§ 2-49 RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

§ 2-49.1 Committee established; members; Council liaison.

§ 2-49.2 Term of office.

§ 2-49.3 Powers and duties.

§ 2-49.4 Approval required to expend funds.

§ 2-50 COMMISSION ON AGING.

§ 2-50.1 Creation.

§ 2-50.2 Composition.

§ 2-50.3 Terms of members.

§ 2-50.4 Organization; meeting; by-laws.

§ 2-50.5 Powers and duties.

§ 2-50.6 Cooperation from other agencies.

§ 2-50.7 Fiscal regulations.

§ 2-51 LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

§ 2-51.1 Creation.

§ 2-51.2 Appointment; terms.

§ 2-52 (Reserved)

§ 2-53 ADVISORY BODIES.

§ 2-54 CODE OF CONDUCT COMMITTEE.

§ 2-54.1 Definitions.

§ 2-54.2 Membership.

§ 2-54.3 Township Clerk to be advised of each Team President.

§ 2-54.4 Team President to represent only one team on committee.

§ 2-54.5 Enforcement of Code of Conduct.

§ 2-54.6 Organization.

§ 2-54.7 Establishment of rules and procedures.

§ 2-55 through § 2-67. (Reserved)

Article IV Administrative Procedures

§ 2-68 PAYMENT OF CLAIMS.

§ 2-68.1 Submission of bills.

§ 2-68.2 Submission of voucher.

§ 2-68.3 Confirmation of receipt of goods or services.

§ 2-68.4 Signature of voucher by two members of Council.

§ 2-68.5 Approval or rejection by Township Council.

§ 2-68.6 Listing and recording of claims.

§ 2-68.7 Preparation of checks for payment.

§ 2-68.8 Nonapplicability of this section.

§ 2-69 (Reserved)

§ 2-70 PAYROLLS.

§ 2-70.1 Procedure for payment.

§ 2-70.2 Reimbursement for traveling expenses.

§ 2-71 RESTRICTION ON PAYMENT OF FIRE INSURANCE CLAIMS.

§ 2-71.1 Conditions for payment; withholding portion upon appeal.

§ 2-71.2 Payment by installments.

§ 2-71.3 Payment to mortgagee.

§ 2-71.4 Amendment to certificate of search.

§ 2-71.5 Filing of copy.

§ 2-71.6 Incorporation of provisions by reference; repealer.

§ 2-72 PAYMENT OF TAXES REQUIRED IN ADVANCE OF ISSUING MUNICIPAL LICENSES OR PERMITS.

§ 2-72.1 Proof of payment of taxes or municipal assessments required.

§ 2-72.2 Revocation of license if owner fails to pay taxes.

§ 2-72.3 Not applicable to alcoholic beverage license or permit.

§ 2-73 PUBLIC RECORDS: RIGHT OF INSPECTION; FEES FOR COPIES AND TRANSCRIPTIONS.

§ 2-73.1 Right to inspect, copy and purchase records; fees.

§ 2-73.2 Production of transcripts; fees.

§ 2-73.3 Disposition of fees; escrow account.

§ 2-74 POLICY ON WAIVER OF CERTAIN FEES FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS OR QUALIFIED SENIOR CITIZENS.

§ 2-74.1 Accessibility by handicapped; construction fee waived.

§ 2-74.2 Waiver of zoning and construction permit surcharge or enforcing agency fees for qualified senior citizens residing in the Township.

§ 2-75 YOUTH SPORTS CODE OF CONDUCT.

§ 2-75.1 Definitions.

§ 2-75.2 Establishment of code of conduct.

§ 2-75.3 Violation procedures and hearing.