Borough of South Toms River, NJ
Ocean County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Editor's Note: See Chapter 10 Human Resources, Section 10-14 for the Drug Testing Policy of the Police Department.
[1975 Code § 2-15.1]
No elected or appointed official, officer or employee of the Borough shall engage in any business transactions or professional activity or acquire a financial interest, directly or indirectly, which is or may be inconsistent with the proper discharge of his official duties unless full disclosure thereof is made to the Mayor and Council.
[1975 Code § 2-15.2]
No elected or appointed official, officer or employee of the Borough shall represent any private interests to the detriment of the Borough or for the purpose of unwarranted personal gain before any Borough agency, board, department or the Municipal Court.
[1975 Code § 2-15.3]
In the event any elected or appointed official has a direct or indirect financial or other private interest in any proposed ordinance he shall disclose publicly the nature and extent of such interest.
[1975 Code § 2-15.4]
No elected or appointed official or employee shall accept any gift or gratuity from any person, firm or corporation which to his knowledge is interested, directly or indirectly, in any business transaction with the Borough and over which transaction he has power to influence official action.
[1975 Code § 2-15.5]
No elected or appointed official, officer or employee shall improperly use his official position to obtain a personal benefit or gain from any person.
[1975 Code § 2-15.6]
a. 
In the event that any elected or appointed official, officer or employee shall violate any of the provisions of this section, then charges shall be filed with the Mayor and Council who shall promptly set the matter down for formal hearing and shall serve on the accused a copy of the charges and shall advise him of the date and place of hearing at least 10 days prior thereto. At the hearing the accused may be represented by counsel and shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard.
b. 
In the event that any appointed official, officer or employee should violate any of the provisions of this section, the Mayor and Council may suspend, demote or dismiss such official, officer or employee.
[1975 Code § 2-16]
The following days are to be legal holidays for all employees of the Borough.
a. 
New Year's Day.
b. 
Martin Luther King's Birthday.
c. 
Lincoln's Birthday.
d. 
Washington's Birthday.
e. 
Good Friday.
f. 
Memorial Day.
g. 
Independence Day.
h. 
Labor Day.
i. 
Columbus Day.
j. 
General Election Day.
k. 
Veteran's Day.
l. 
Thanksgiving.
m. 
Christmas.
[Ord. No. 4-98 § 2]
The hours of operation for the employees of the Borough of South Toms River shall be established individually by each department supervisor on an annual basis, after the Council approves and confirms the hours.
[Ord. No. 3-02 § 1]
As used in this section:
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL
Shall mean Borough employees assigned or permitted by a department head to operate a vehicle; Borough officials and department heads authorized by the Mayor or the Borough Council or the Chief of Police.
MUNICIPAL VEHICLES
Shall mean all sedans, station wagons, sport utility vehicles, vans, trucks and equipment owned or leased by the Borough of South Toms River for use by Borough employees to conduct the business of the Borough.
OFFICIAL VEHICLES
Shall mean Municipal vehicles used by Borough Officials, department heads or employees to conduct Borough business.
[Ord. No. 3-02 § 2]
a. 
Employees assigned municipal vehicles or Supervisors whose units are assigned vehicles are responsible for ensuring that their vehicles are clean, in good operating condition, serviced according to the established preventative maintenance schedule, and inspected by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission as required.
b. 
Only authorized personnel may be transported in municipal vehicles.
c. 
Vehicles shall be used for official, work-related activities only. This does not include such activities as excursions for check cashing or coffee break supplies.
d. 
Insurance premiums are paid by the Borough. Current insurance cards shall be placed in the vehicle glove compartments. However, it is the operator's responsibility to be sure the current vehicle registration and insurance card are in his/her possession.
e. 
All municipal vehicle drivers shall possess a current, valid New Jersey drivers license.
f. 
All occupants of Borough of South Toms River vehicles shall wear seat belts at all times.
g. 
Operators of Borough vehicles shall obey all motor vehicle laws. Failure to comply with all motor vehicle laws may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
h. 
Unauthorized use or removal of a municipal vehicle may be cause for disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
i. 
Payment of traffic/parking tickets are the responsibility of the operator of the vehicle. Failure to attend to the summons and pay any fine required may result in disciplinary action.
[1975 Code § 2-23]
Unless otherwise provided in Statutes, all officers and employees employed by the Borough of South Toms River shall be bona fide residents of the Borough. A bona fide resident as used in this section shall be defined as a person having a permanent domicile within the Borough of South Toms River and one which has not been adopted with the intention of again taking up or claiming a previous residence acquired outside the boundaries of the Borough.
The residency requirement shall be waived in the appointment of the Chief Financial Officer. The Borough's Chief Financial Officer may be a nonresident of the Borough.
[Ord. No. 11-04]
a. 
Purpose. It is the intention of this paragraph to authorize an amendment to the rules and regulations governing the Police Department in order to adopt the Ocean County Law Enforcement Drug Testing Policy for the Department and its members.
b. 
Amendment to the Departmental Rules and Regulations. The Rules and Regulations governing the Police Department are hereby amended to include therein as the Department's Drug Testing Policy, the "Ocean County Law Enforcement Drug Testing Policy" dated November 2002, a true and correct copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: A copy of the "Ocean County Law Enforcement Drug Testing Policy," dated November 2002, is on file in the Borough Clerk's Office attached to Ord. No. 11-04.
c. 
Copy Supplied. A copy of the Drug Testing Policy shall be provided to each member of the Police Department upon adoption of this section.