Borough of Rockaway, NJ
Morris County
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[Adopted 1-27-1977 by Ord. No. 1-77 (Ch. 2, Art. IV, of the 1971 Code of Ordinances)]
[Amended 4-13-1989 by Ord. No. 4-89]
The offices of Municipal Engineer, Municipal Attorney, Municipal Finance Officer, Deputy Municipal Clerk and Chief Financial Officer are hereby created.
[Added 11-14-1991 by Ord. No. 22-91]
Where in this Code the term "Treasurer" is used, it shall be deemed to be interchangeable with "Municipal Finance Officer" and deemed to be the same person.
The Mayor shall have the authority to appoint, with the advice and consent of the Council, any deputy officer that may be determined necessary by the Mayor and Council and which is provided for by law. The compensation for deputy officers shall be fixed by the Council, subject to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-158.
[Added 11-14-1991 by Ord. No. 22-91]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-140, the Municipal Engineer shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council for a one-year term.
The term of office for each office created shall be as follows:
A. 
Municipal Engineer: one year.
B. 
Municipal Attorney: one year.
C. 
Municipal Finance Officer: four years.
D. 
Deputy Municipal Clerk: one year.
E. 
Chief Financial Officer: one year.
[Added 4-13-1989 by Ord. No. 4-89]
The appointment of each officer under this article shall be made by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. Any deputies appointed pursuant to this article shall serve for a term to be determined by the Mayor and Council, but in no event shall such term be in excess of the term for which the deputy's superior may be appointed.
A. 
No appointment made pursuant to this article shall be effective until the appointee is qualified as provided by law or administrative regulations.
B. 
No appointment to any office which requires special training, certificates of certification or the like required by law shall be made unless the person so appointed shall have either exhibited such qualification or shall be in the process of being qualified, provided that such law, rule or regulation permits such appointment on an interim basis.
[Amended 4-13-1989 by Ord. No. 4-89]
[Amended 4-13-1989 by Ord. No. 4-89]
No officer appointed under this article shall be removed except upon a majority vote of the Mayor and Council following a hearing before the Mayor and Council to determine whether just cause exists for removal of such officer, which hearing shall comply with all requirements of due process of law. Any official appointed to any office which by law is granted tenure may be removed from such office but only in accordance with applicable law.
The compensation for each of the municipal officers enumerated shall from time to time be fixed by the Mayor and Council by ordinance or, if a salary guide has been adopted by ordinance, then by a resolution regularly adopted. Said compensation may be inclusive of any other salaries or remuneration for any other duties performed by the same person.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Sec. 2-38, entitled "Municipal Finance Officer to reside in Borough," which immediately followed this section, was deleted 11-14-1991 by Ord. No. 22-91.
The responsibilities of each officer enumerated in this article shall be to carry out any and all duties specified by any law, ordinance, regulation, resolution or directive of the Mayor and Council in a competent and diligent manner.
Whenever any officer appointed under this article is temporarily absent, disabled or disqualified, the Mayor and Council may designate a qualified person to act in place of any such officer during his temporary absence, disability or disqualification.