City of Pleasantville, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville 8-3-1998 by Ord. No. 16-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Administration of government — See Ch. 4.
Defense and indemnification — See Ch. 20.
Ethics — See Ch. 27.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 41.
Personnel policies — See Ch. 44.

§ 57-1 Department created; positions included.

There is created in the City of Pleasantville the Department of Revenue and Finance, which will include those divisions of the City government and those functions assigned to the department by the City Council in accordance with this chapter. It is intended that the department include the functions of the office of the Chief Financial Officer and the Tax Collector.

§ 57-2 Chief Financial Officer.

A. 
Creation of office. The office of Chief Financial Officer is hereby created in and for the City of Pleasantville pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-140.1 et seq. He shall possess the qualifications set forth therein. The Chief Financial Officer shall serve as the department head of the Department of Revenue and Finance.
B. 
Appointment. The Chief Financial Officer shall be appointed by the City Council and shall serve in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-140.8.
C. 
Previous appointment. Any person serving as Chief Financial Officer at the time of the adoption of this chapter shall continue in such position without the need for reappointment and shall maintain all rights to the office as have been acquired prior to the adoption of this chapter.
D. 
Supervision. The Chief Financial Officer shall be under the supervision of and responsible to the City Administrator in all actions relative to the duties and responsibilities of said office to the extent not prohibited by law.
E. 
Duties. The Chief Financial Officer shall oversee financial operation of the City of Pleasantville. The Chief Financial Officer shall also perform all duties normally ascribed to the Chief Financial Officer, including all the functions, powers and duties as provided by general law and City ordinances. Additionally, the Chief Financial Officer shall perform all the following:
(1) 
Keep and maintain books and records of the Division of Local Finance in the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.
(2) 
Have custody of all public moneys of the City.
(3) 
Make monthly reports to the City Council of all receipts, expenditure, commitments and unexpended appropriations.
(4) 
All moneys received from any source by or on behalf of the City or any department, board, office or agency thereof, except as otherwise provided by City ordinance, shall be paid to the Chief Financial Officer who shall, by the next ensuing bank day after their receipt, deposit them in the authorized public depository of the City to the credit of the proper account.
(5) 
Maintain a central payroll system and all social security, FWT, SUI, pension and insurance records required for municipal personnel.
(6) 
Prepare, on a monthly basis, a statement of the unexpended and unencumbered balance in each account.
(7) 
Assist in the preparation of the City budget.
(8) 
Perform all general and budgetary accounting and fiscal controls and such other duties as may be assigned.
F. 
Compensation. The Chief Financial Officer shall receive as compensation the amount set forth in the salary ordinance for that position.
G. 
Deputy Tax Collector. The Chief Financial Officer shall serve as Deputy Tax Collector for the City and shall be responsible for securing licensure or certification for such position within one year from the adoption of this chapter or within one year from appointment to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

§ 57-3 Tax Collector.

A. 
Creation of office. The office of Municipal Tax Collector is hereby created in and for the City of Pleasantville pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-141 et seq. The Municipal Tax Collector shall serve as deputy department head of the Division of Revenue and Finance.
B. 
Appointment; term; removal from office.
(1) 
The Municipal Tax Collector shall be appointed by the City Council and shall serve for a term of four years pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-142. At the time of appointment, the Tax Collector shall be certified by the State of New Jersey as Municipal Tax Collector.
(2) 
Any vacancy in the office of Municipal Tax Collector shall be filled by appointment by the City Council.
(3) 
The Municipal Tax Collector shall not be removed from office except in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:9-145.8, which statute is incorporated herein by reference.
C. 
Supervision. The Tax Collector shall be under the supervision of and responsible to the Chief Financial Officer in all actions relative to the duties and responsibilities of said office to the extent not prohibited by law.
D. 
Duties. The Tax Collector shall have and perform and discharge all functions, powers and duties prescribed for tax collectors by general law and by City ordinance. The Tax Collector shall receive and collect all moneys assessed or raised by taxes or assessments for any purpose. The Tax Collector shall keep proper record and shall report to the Director of the Department of Revenue and Finance on a monthly basis all receipts and deposits made.
E. 
Compensation. The Municipal Tax Collector shall receive as salary such sums as may be fixed and adopted by the City Council in the annual salary ordinance.
F. 
Deputy Chief Financial Officer. The Tax Collector shall serve as Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the City and shall be responsible for securing licensure or certification for such position within one year from the adoption of this chapter or within one year from appointment to the position of Tax Collector.

§ 57-4 Deputy Tax Collector.

There is created in the City the position of Deputy Tax Collector. The Chief Financial Officer shall serve as the Deputy Tax Collector and shall secure such licenses or certification as required within one year from the adoption of this chapter or within one year of the appointment to such position by City Council.

§ 57-5 Municipal Tax Search Officer.

A. 
Creation of office. There is created in the City the position of Municipal Tax Search Officer pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-11.
B. 
Duties. The Municipal Tax Search Officer shall examine municipal records as to unpaid municipal liens and shall certify the results of such examination. Such examinations shall be conducted in accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:5-11 et seq.

§ 57-6 Municipal Assessment Search Officer.

A. 
Creation of Office. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-18.1 et seq., there is created in the City the position of Municipal Assessment Search Officer.
B. 
Duties. The Municipal Assessment Search Officer shall examine municipal record and provide official certificates of searches as to municipal improvement authorized by ordinance of the municipality, but not assessed, affecting any parcel or tract of land in said municipality in that future assessment will be made thereon pursuant to such ordinance.

§ 57-7 State statutes.

Any and all positions, created and provided for in the Department of Revenue and Finance, which positions are authorized by the statutes of the State of New Jersey, shall be administered, and the person appointed shall function within the parameters of such state statutes which are incorporated herein by reference.