Township of Old Bridge, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Old Bridge 1-31-1984 by Ord. No. 1-84 (Ch. II of the 1973 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Ethics — See Ch. 145.
Defense and indemnification of officers and employees — See Ch. 119.
Personnel policies — See Ch. 351.
Public records — See Ch. 380.
Volunteer incentives — See Ch. 510.
Article I Purpose; Title; Definitions

§ 5-1 Declaration of purpose; short title.

§ 5-2 Definitions; word usage.

Article II Office of the Mayor

§ 5-3 Organization of government.

§ 5-4 Executive power.

§ 5-5 Duties.

§ 5-6 Veto power.

§ 5-7 Appointment, removal and term of directors.

§ 5-8 Preparation of budget.

§ 5-9 Acting Mayor.

§ 5-10 Committees.

§ 5-11 Compensation.

Article III Council

§ 5-12 Legislative power.

§ 5-13 Powers and duties.

§ 5-14 Budget and control.

§ 5-15 Independent annual audit.

§ 5-16 President and Vice President of Council.

§ 5-17 Chairperson Pro Tem.

§ 5-18 Duties of President.

§ 5-19 Clerk of the Council.

§ 5-20 Meetings of Council.

§ 5-21 Order of business; agenda.

§ 5-22 Conduct of meetings.

§ 5-23 Addressing Council.

§ 5-24 Decorum at meeting; Sergeant at Arms.

§ 5-25 Ordinances and resolutions.

§ 5-26 Procedure for adoption.

§ 5-27 Ordinances to be delivered to Mayor.

§ 5-28 Passage over veto.

§ 5-29 Ordinances not returned by Mayor.

§ 5-30 Filing of reports and resolutions.

§ 5-31 Compensation.

§ 5-32 Mayoral appointments.

§ 5-32.1 Limitation on power of eminent domain.

Article IV Office of the Clerk

§ 5-33 Appointment; qualifications.

§ 5-34 Clerk of Council and committees.

§ 5-35 Ordinances and resolutions.

§ 5-36 Deputy Municipal Clerk.

§ 5-37 Assistant Deputy Municipal Clerk.

§ 5-38 Custodian of records.

§ 5-39 Corporate Seal.

§ 5-40 Insurance; surety bonds; contracts.

§ 5-41 Other laws and ordinances.

§ 5-42 Municipal mail.

§ 5-43 Tenure of office.

§ 5-44 Vacancy.

Article V Office of the Tax Assessor

§ 5-45 Appointment; qualifications.

§ 5-46 Powers and duties.

Article VI Administration Generally

§ 5-47 Administrative organization.

§ 5-48 Terms of office.

§ 5-49 Administrative rules and regulations; filing and publication.

§ 5-50 Directors.

§ 5-51 Subordinates.

§ 5-52 Duties of directors; internal organization.

§ 5-53 Vacancies in office of director of department.

Article VII Department of Administration

§ 5-54 Department established.

§ 5-55 Functions, powers and duties.

§ 5-56 Acting Business Administrator.

§ 5-57 Purchasing agent; policy to promote procurement of recycled products.

§ 5-58 Assignment and allocation of Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.

§ 5-59 Division on Aging.

Article VIII Department of Law

§ 5-60 Office created.

§ 5-61 Powers and duties generally.

§ 5-62 Assistant Municipal Attorney and Special Counsel.

§ 5-63 Records and papers.

§ 5-64 Compensation.

§ 5-65 Benefits.

§ 5-66 Staff.

Article IX Department of Finance

§ 5-67 Director of Finance.

§ 5-68 General powers and duties of Director of Finance.

§ 5-69 Specific powers and duties of Director of Finance.

§ 5-70 Division of Treasury.

§ 5-71 Central Cashier; fee for returned check.

§ 5-72 Custody and disbursement functions.

§ 5-73 Commitments and disbursements.

§ 5-74 Division of Tax Collection.

Article X Department of Public Works

§ 5-75 Public Works Director.

§ 5-76 Division of Streets and Roads; Division of Recycling.

§ 5-77 General powers and duties of Public Works Director.

Article XI Department of Community Development

§ 5-78 Department of Community Development.

§ 5-79 Director of Community Development.

§ 5-80 Powers and duties of Director.

§ 5-81 Division of Engineering.

§ 5-82 Powers and duties of Township Engineer.

§ 5-83 Duties of Division of Engineering.

§ 5-84 Division of Planning.

§ 5-85 Powers and duties of Planner.

§ 5-86 Duties of Division of Planning.

§ 5-87 Division of Code Enforcement.

Article XII Department of Parks and Recreation

§ 5-88 Director of Parks and Recreation.

§ 5-89 Powers and duties of Director.

§ 5-90 Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation.

§ 5-91 Program Director.

§ 5-92 Recreation Committee.

Article XIII Department of Police

§ 5-93 Establishment; head.

§ 5-94 Table of organization.

§ 5-95 Composition.

§ 5-96 Emergency management.

§ 5-97 Testing procedures for entry level officers; applications; qualifications.

§ 5-98 Qualifications.

§ 5-99 Chief of Police.

§ 5-100 Functions of Department of Police.

§ 5-101 Special law enforcement officers.

§ 5-102 Hours of employment.

§ 5-103 Removal and suspension.

§ 5-104 Promotion to Sergeant.

§ 5-105 Promotion to Lieutenant.

§ 5-106 Promotion to Captain.

§ 5-107 Promotion to Chief of Police.

§ 5-108 Firearms.

§ 5-109 Extra-duty assignments.

Article XIV Department of Health and Welfare

§ 5-110 General organization.

§ 5-111 Division of Health; Health Officer.

§ 5-112 Citizens Advisory Committee.

§ 5-113 Division of Welfare; Local Assistance Board.

Article XV Zoning Board of Adjustment

§ 5-114 Establishment.

§ 5-115 Removal.

§ 5-116 Powers.

§ 5-117 Meetings and records.

§ 5-118 Procedures.

§ 5-119 Appeal stays all proceedings.

§ 5-120 Rules and regulations.

Article XVI Planning Board

§ 5-121 Establishment.

§ 5-122 Membership classes.

§ 5-123 Conflicts; removal.

§ 5-124 Organization.

§ 5-125 Powers.

§ 5-126 Procedures.

§ 5-127 Meetings and records.

§ 5-128 Rules and regulations.

Article XVII Municipal Utilities Authority

§ 5-129 Establishment; composition; membership.

Article XVIII Environmental Commission

§ 5-130 Establishment.

§ 5-131 Appointment; membership; terms; organization; removal; conflicts.

§ 5-132 Powers and duties.

§ 5-133 Acquisition of lands.

Article XIX Multiple-Dwelling Emergency Commission

§ 5-134 Establishment; membership; meetings.

§ 5-135 Duties.

Article XX Public Parking and Transportation Utility

§ 5-136 Establishment.

§ 5-137 Functions.

§ 5-138 Governing regulations.

§ 5-139 Disposition of funds.

§ 5-140 Utility charges.

§ 5-141 Employees, salaries and compensation.

§ 5-142 Advisory Committee to the Utility.

Article XXI Historic Preservation Commission

§ 5-143 Establishment.

§ 5-144 Appointment of membership.

§ 5-145 Powers and duties.

§ 5-146 Acquisition of historic places.

§ 5-147 Local Register of Historic Places.

Article XXII Human Resources Council

§ 5-148 Establishment; terms; organization.

§ 5-149 Purpose and function.

§ 5-150 Meetings and reports.

§ 5-151 Membership.

Article XXIII Economic Development Corporation

§ 5-152 Corporation continued; elimination of members; election of trustees.

§ 5-153 Participation.

§ 5-154 Elimination of voting rights.

§ 5-155 Appointment to new positions; terms.

§ 5-156 Impact on current terms.

§ 5-157 Personal liability for actions.

Article XXIV Township Auditor

§ 5-158 Appointment; qualifications.

§ 5-159 Powers and duties.

Article XXV Municipal Court

§ 5-160 Establishment; powers.

§ 5-161 Chief Municipal Judge; Municipal Judge; appointment; qualifications; powers and duties.

§ 5-162 Municipal Court Administrator.

§ 5-163 Assistant Municipal Court Administrator; Deputy Court Administrator.

§ 5-164 Municipal Public Defender; fee for representation.

Article XXVI Services on Unaccepted Roads; Reimbursement for Services to Qualified Private Communities

§ 5-165 Authorization to extend Township services to certain roads and streets.

§ 5-166 Reimbursement for certain services.

§ 5-167 Qualified private community service agreements.

§ 5-168 Commencement of reimbursement.

Article XXVII Arena and Recreation Utility

§ 5-169 Establishment.

§ 5-170 Official name.

§ 5-171 Functions.

§ 5-172 Governing regulations.

§ 5-173 Financial affairs.

§ 5-174 Acquisition of property.

§ 5-175 Management; duties.

§ 5-176 Director; employees; salaries and compensation.

§ 5-177 Utility charges.

Article XXVIII Transitional Provisions

§ 5-178 Ordinances.

§ 5-179 References in prior ordinances.

§ 5-180 Temporary procedures.

§ 5-181 Position abolished.

§ 5-182 When effective.

Article XXIX (Reserved)

§ 5-183 through § 5-187. (Reserved)

Article XXIXA Housing Authority

§ 5-187.1 Findings.

§ 5-187.2 Creation.

§ 5-187.3 Authority to act as Redevelopment Agency.

Article XXX Open Space Committee

§ 5-188 Establishment; membership; appointment; terms; removal.

§ 5-189 Purposes and function.

§ 5-190 Meetings and reports.

Article XXXI Committee on Fair Rental Increases

§ 5-191 Establishment; membership.

§ 5-192 Powers and duties.

Article XXXII Committee on Cable Television Review

§ 5-193 Establishment; membership; term.

§ 5-194 Powers and duties.

Article XXXIII Human Relations Council

§ 5-195 Establishment; membership; term; organization.

§ 5-196 Duties and functions.

Article XXXIV Cultural Arts Committee

§ 5-197 Committee established.

§ 5-198 Composition; appointment; terms.

§ 5-199 Initial terms.

§ 5-200 Responsibilities.

§ 5-201 Recommendations.

§ 5-202 Representation and reporting.

§ 5-203 Organization; meetings; rules and regulations.

Article XXXV Film and Television Advisory Committee

§ 5-204 Purpose.

§ 5-205 Establishment; purpose of Committee.

§ 5-206 Composition; appointment; term.

§ 5-207 Organization; meetings.

§ 5-208 Responsibilities.

§ 5-209 Reporting.

Article XXXVI Golf Course Utility

§ 5-210 Establishment.

§ 5-211 Funding.

§ 5-212 Management.

Article XXXVII Redevelopment Agency

§ 5-213 Establishment.

§ 5-214 Membership; appointment; term.

§ 5-215 Future appointments; role of Mayor.

§ 5-216 Designation as redevelopment entity.

Article XXXVIII Annual Remembrances

§ 5-217 Pearl Harbor.

§ 5-218 Independence of the Nation of India.

Article XXXIX Parking Enforcement Officer

§ 5-219 Creation of position; powers and authority.

§ 5-220 Definition; when on duty; eligibility for retirement system.

§ 5-221 Qualifications.

§ 5-222 Fingerprints required; determination of eligibility and qualifications.

§ 5-223 Completion of training course; waiver.

§ 5-224 Uniform; fee.

§ 5-225 Designation of employees currently performing duties.

§ 5-226 Establishment within Department of Administration.

Article XL Shade Tree Commission

§ 5-227 Establishment.

§ 5-228 Appointment.

§ 5-229 Terms of office.

§ 5-230 Organization; compensation of employees.

§ 5-231 Powers.

§ 5-232 Disposition of moneys collected.

§ 5-233 No liability for death or injury.