City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Ch. 2 of the Revised Ordinances.
Editor's Note: Chapter 2 of the Revised Ordinances was originally adopted 7-13-1961 by Ord. No. MC-1.
Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Alcoholic Abuse Advisory Board — See Ch. 17.

Environmental Commission — See Ch. 46.

Financial Standards Review Committee — Sec Ch. 51.

Homestead Board — See Ch. 60.

Official Seal — See Ch. 100.

ARTICLE I
General Provisions (§ 5-1 — § 5-2) 

ARTICLE II
City Council Meetings and Rules (§ 5-3 — § 5-9) 

ARTICLE III
Municipal Clerk (§ 5-10 — § 5-12.2) 

ARTICLE IV
Mayor and Administrative Organization (§ 5-13 — § 5-16) 

ARTICLE V
Department of Administration (§ 5-17 — § 5-19.1) 

ARTICLE VA
Department of Finance (§ 5-20 — § 5-32) 

ARTICLE VI
Office of City Attorney (§ 5-33 — § 5-39) 

ARTICLE VII
(Reserved) (§ 5-40 — § 5-41) 

ARTICLE VIII
Department of Development and Planning (§ 5-42 — § 5-50.2) 

ARTICLE IX
Department of Public Works (§ 5-51 — § 5-55.3) 

ARTICLE X
Department of Health and Human Services (§ 5-56 — § 5-63.4) 

ARTICLE XI
(Reserved) (§ 5-64 — § 5-69.1) 

ARTICLE XII
Department of Code Enforcement (§ 5-70 — § 5-71) 

ARTICLE XIIA
(Reserved) (§ 5-72) 

ARTICLE XIII
Housing Authority (§ 5-73 — § 5-76) 

ARTICLE XIV
Other Agencies (§ 5-77 — § 5-81) 

ARTICLE XV
Financial Procedures (§ 5-82 — § 5-88) 

ARTICLE XVI
Administrative Requirements (§ 5-89 — § 5-100.2) 

ARTICLE XVII
Benefits and Residency Requirements (§ 5-101 — § 5-103) 

ARTICLE XVIII
Vacation and Sick Leave for Unclassified Employees (§ 5-104 — § 5-106) 

ARTICLE XIX
Leave for Uniformed Police and Fire Division Members (§ 5-107 — § 5-119) 

ARTICLE XX
Police and Fire Disability Allowances (§ 5-120 — § 5-125) 

ARTICLE XXI
Conflicts of Interest (§ 5-126 — § 5-131) 

ARTICLE XXII
Contractual or Employment Relationships (§ 5-132) 

ARTICLE XXIII
Electronic Preservation, Disposal and Retention of Municipal Documents (§ 5-133) 

Article I General Provisions

§ 5-1 Title.

§ 5-2 Definitions.

Article II City Council Meetings and Rules

§ 5-3 Council to exercise legislative powers.

§ 5-4 President and Vice President.

§ 5-5 Clerk.

§ 5-6 Date, time, notice and location of meetings.

§ 5-7 Premeeting conferences.

§ 5-8 Meetings open to public.

§ 5-9 Rules of Council.

Article III Municipal Clerk

§ 5-10 Clerk to be appointed; training and experience.

§ 5-11 Deputy Municipal Clerk.

§ 5-12 Powers and duties.

§ 5-12.1 Bureau of Vital Statistics.

§ 5-12.2 Records Management Unit.

Article IV Mayor and Administrative Organization

§ 5-13 Powers and duties of Mayor.

§ 5-14 Departments, offices, authorities, boards, commissions and other agencies.

§ 5-15 Business Administrator's appointment, qualifications, powers and duties.

§ 5-16 Department and office heads.

Article V Department of Administration

§ 5-17 Establishment; Business Administrator to head.

§ 5-18 (Reserved)

§ 5-19 Department of Administration established; divisions, offices and powers.

§ 5-19.1 Bureau of Fleet Maintenance.

Article VA Department of Finance

§ 5-20 Establishment; bureaus; powers and duties.

§ 5-21 Bureau of City Treasurer.

§ 5-22 Bureau of Revenue Collection.

§ 5-23 Bureau of Accounts and Control.

§ 5-24 Bureau of Assessments.

§ 5-25 Bureau of Grants Management.

§ 5-26 (Reserved)

§ 5-27 (Reserved)

§ 5-28 (Reserved)

§ 5-29 (Reserved)

§ 5-30 (Reserved)

§ 5-31 (Reserved)

§ 5-32 (Reserved)

Article VI Office of City Attorney

§ 5-33 Establishment; City Attorney to head.

§ 5-34 City Attorney full-time and responsible to Mayor.

§ 5-35 Powers and duties.

§ 5-35.1 Office of Risk Management.

§ 5-35.2 (Reserved)

§ 5-36 Appointment of Assistant City Attorneys; City Prosecutor.

§ 5-37 Acting City Attorney; authority of Assistant City Attorneys.

§ 5-38 Appointment of special counsel.

§ 5-39 Records and papers are City property.

Article VII (Reserved)

§ 5-40 (Reserved)

§ 5-41 (Reserved)

Article VIII Department of Development and Planning

§ 5-42 Establishment; Director of Development and Planning.

§ 5-43 Powers and duties; organization.

§ 5-44 (Reserved)

§ 5-45 (Reserved)

§ 5-46 (Reserved)

§ 5-47 (Reserved)

§ 5-48 (Reserved)

§ 5-49 Division of Housing Services.

§ 5-50 (Reserved)

§ 5-50.1 Division of Planning.

§ 5-50.2 (Reserved)

Article IX Department of Public Works

§ 5-51 Establishment; Director of Public Works; Division of Buildings and Grounds.

§ 5-52 Division of General Administration.

§ 5-53 Division of Neighborhood Districts.

§ 5-53.1 (Reserved)

§ 5-54 Bureau of Traffic Signs.

§ 5-55 (Reserved)

§ 5-55.1 Division of Utilities: Water and Sewer.

§ 5-55.2 Division of Energy.

§ 5-55.3 Electrical Bureau.

Article X Department of Health and Human Services

§ 5-56 Establishment; Director of Health and Human Services.

§ 5-57 Powers and duties.

§ 5-58 Office of Displaced Persons.

§ 5-59 Bureau of Aging.

§ 5-60 (Reserved)

§ 5-61 (Reserved)

§ 5-62 (Reserved)

§ 5-63 Division of Public Assistance.

§ 5-63.1 Division of Auxiliary Police.

§ 5-63.2 Division of Community Services.

§ 5-63.3 Division of Recreation.

§ 5-63.4 Bureau of Program Development.

Article XI (Reserved)

§ 5-64 (Reserved)

§ 5-64.1 (Reserved)

§ 5-65 (Reserved)

§ 5-66 (Reserved)

§ 5-67 (Reserved)

§ 5-68 (Reserved)

§ 5-69 (Reserved)

§ 5-69.1 (Reserved)

Article XII Department of Code Enforcement

§ 5-70 Establishment; Director of Code Enforcement.

§ 5-70.1 Assistant director.

§ 5-70.2 Organization.

§ 5-70.3 Bureaus, offices and functions.

§ 5-70.4 Office of Rent Control.

§ 5-70.5 Bureau of Housing Inspection.

§ 5-70.6 Bureau of the Construction Code Official.

§ 5-70.7 Bureau of Weights and Measures.

§ 5-71 Bureau of Animal Control.

Article XIIA (Reserved)

§ 5-72 (Reserved)

Article XIII Housing Authority

§ 5-73 Legislative findings.

§ 5-74 Continuation of Authority.

§ 5-75 Redevelopment activities needed in blighted areas.

§ 5-76 Authorization to act.

Article XIV Other Agencies

§ 5-77 Parking Authority.

§ 5-78 Library.

§ 5-79 Board of Adjustment.

§ 5-80 Municipal Court.

§ 5-81 Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Article XV Financial Procedures

§ 5-82 Preparation of budget.

§ 5-83 Administration of budget.

§ 5-84 (Reserved)

§ 5-85 Award and execution of contracts.

§ 5-86 Purchasing Standards Committee; purchasing standards.

§ 5-87 Purchasing procedures.

§ 5-88 Audit and warrant of payments.

Article XVI Administrative Requirements

§ 5-89 Acting Mayor.

§ 5-90 Interim appointments to offices.

§ 5-91 Additional positions for directors, division and department heads.

§ 5-92 Department heads to be full-time.

§ 5-93 Acting heads of divisions.

§ 5-94 Removal of officers and department heads.

§ 5-95 Surety bonds.

§ 5-96 Conflicts of interest.

§ 5-97 Preservation of records.

§ 5-98 Availability of records.

§ 5-99 Office hours.

§ 5-100 Annual audit.

§ 5-100.1 Suspension of official transactions.

§ 5-100.2 Deadline for filing nomination petitions.

Article XVII Benefits and Residency Requirements

§ 5-101 (Reserved)

§ 5-102 Group medical, prescription and hospital insurance.

§ 5-103 Residency requirements.

Article XVIII Vacation and Sick Leave for Unclassified Employees

§ 5-104 (Reserved)

§ 5-105 Sick leave.

§ 5-106 Basis for determining length of service.

Article XIX Leave for Uniformed Police and Fire Division Members

§ 5-107 (Reserved)

§ 5-108 (Reserved)

§ 5-109 (Reserved)

§ 5-110 (Reserved)

§ 5-111 (Reserved)

§ 5-112 (Reserved)

§ 5-113 (Reserved)

§ 5-114 (Reserved)

§ 5-115 Leave of absence without pay.

§ 5-116 Request for leave.

§ 5-117 Report of return to duty.

§ 5-118 (Reserved)

§ 5-119 Payment to estate for unused leave.

Article XX Police and Fire Disability Allowances

§ 5-120 Authorization.

§ 5-121 Medical certification.

§ 5-122 Computation of allowance.

§ 5-123 Examinations for continuing disability.

§ 5-124 Cessation of payments in absence of disability.

§ 5-125 Suspension of payments upon gainful employment.

Article XXI Conflicts of Interest

§ 5-126 Definitions.

§ 5-127 Construction by City employees prohibited.

§ 5-128 Prohibited acts; exceptions.

§ 5-129 Compliance required.

§ 5-130 Additional rules and regulations.

§ 5-131 Violations and penalties.

Article XXII Contractual or Employment Relationships

§ 5-132 Relationship of officers and employees with persons paid by proceeds from grants.

Article XXIII Electronic Preservation, Disposal and Retention of Municipal Documents

§ 5-133 Use of electronic document management system.