[Adopted 10-27-1993 by Ord. No. 93-30 as Ch. 4 of the 1993 Code]
The office of Township Administrator is hereby created in and for said Township pursuant to the provisions of this article.
The Township Administrator shall be appointed by majority vote of the Township Committee and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Township Committee.
Any vacancy in said office shall be filled by appointment of the Township Committee for the unexpired portion of the term only.
During the absence or disability of the duly appointed Township Business Administrator, the Township Committee of the Township of Manalapan may, by resolution, appoint an officer or regular employee of the municipality to perform such duties of the Township Business Administrator during such absence or disability. Such absence or disability shall be limited to three months, after which time such absence or disability may be deemed a vacancy.
The Township Administrator may be removed by a 2/3 vote of the Township Committee. The resolution of removal shall become effective three months after its adoption by the Township Committee. The Township Committee may provide that the resolution shall have immediate effect, provided that the Township Committee shall pay to the Township Administrator any unpaid balances of his salary and his salary for the next three months following adoption of the resolution.
The qualifications and requirements of the office of Township Business Administrator shall be as follows:
The Township Administrator shall receive as salary such sums as may be fixed and adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Manalapan in the Annual Salary Ordinance of the Township.
The Township Business Administrator shall be the chief administrative officer of the Township of Manalapan and shall at all times be under the supervision of and responsible to the Township Committee for all actions relevant to the duties and responsibilities of said office to the extent not prohibited by law.
The Township Business Administrator, for the purpose of carrying out his responsibilities, shall develop, promulgate and implement, with the approval of the Township Committee, sound administrative and personnel practices and procedures for all departments, offices and agencies of the Township of Manalapan and shall, to that end:
Study, recommend, implement and enforce personnel organization and policy of the Township and its departments, after consultation with department heads.
Study, recommend, implement and enforce administrative procedures and policies of the Township and its departments, after consultation with department heads.
Study and recommend purchasing procedures and policies of the Township and its departments, after consultation with department heads.
Study, recommend, implement and enforce procedures and policies of the Township and departments for receipts, dissemination and collation of and responses to communications and information, after consultation with department heads.
Assign responsibility for departmental action and coordinate intradepartmental operations as authorized by the Township Committee.
Study, recommend, implement and enforce the procedures and policies of the Township and its departments for the coordination, compiling, editing and prompt dissemination and release of public information, upon the recommendation and authorization of the Township Committee.
See that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the Township or its inhabitants in any statute or contract are faithfully kept and performed and, upon knowledge of any violation, call the same to the attention of the Township Committee.
Study, recommend, implement and enforce the financial procedures and policy of the Township and its departments, after consultation with department heads.
Conduct a continuous study of all activities and operations of the Township government and recommend changes for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness; prescribe such rules and regulations as he shall deem necessary with the approval of the Township Committee for the conduct of administrative procedures and revoke, suspend or amend any such rules or regulations, subject to the approval of the Township Committee in all background matters to assist it with the establishment of policy.
Require the various departments to effect an adequate inventory of all equipment, materials and supplies in stock and recommend the sale of any surplus, obsolete or unused equipment when authorized so to do by the Township Committee.
Make studies and surveys of such municipal problems of the Township of Manalapan as shall be assigned to him from time to time by the Township Committee and prepare and submit written reports of his findings and determinations to the Township Committee for its consideration and action. He shall be responsible to see that any complaints concerning the functions and obligations of the Township of Manalapan made by any of its residents, citizens or taxpayers are promptly attended to and a written record kept of such complaints when made and when and what action was taken in response thereto.
Perform such other duties as may be from time to time specifically assigned to him by the Township Committee.
Attend all public meetings of the Township Committee and any other meetings when so requested by the Township Committee.
With the consultation of the Finance Officer, assist the Township Committee in the preparation of the annual Township operating and capital budgets to be considered and adopted by the Township Committee.
With the consultation of the Finance Officer, keep the Township Committee informed as to federal aid projects, state aid projects and any other aid programs for which the Township of Manalapan may qualify.
Nothing contained in the Code of the Township of Manalapan, New Jersey, shall prohibit the Township Administrator from holding any other position in the Township government of an appointive nature, except as otherwise prohibited by state statute.