[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter 3-31-1975 by Ord. No. 1975:262 (Ch. 3 of the 1967 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The position of Borough Administrator of the Borough of Closter is hereby created, and the employment of a qualified person for that position is hereby authorized.
The Borough Administrator shall qualify, be appointed and serve a term of office in accordance herewith.
The Borough Administrator shall be appointed pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-136 and need not be a resident of the Borough.
The term of the Borough Administrator appointed after the adoption of this chapter shall be at the pleasure of the governing body.
Suspension and removal.
The Borough Administrator may be suspended without pay by the Council at any time pending a hearing. He or she may be removed from office by the Council for just cause, upon 30 days' written notice after adoption of a resolution setting forth the reasons for removal. Such resolution shall be adopted by a two-thirds ( 2/3) vote of the Borough Council.
The Borough Administrator, upon receipt of a resolution of removal properly approved, may reply within 10 days of receipt and request a public hearing. A public hearing, if any, shall be held not earlier than 15 days nor later than 30 days after the request is received by the Borough Council. The findings of the hearing and decision of removal shall be by written resolution approved by a two-thirds ( 2/3) vote of the Borough Council.
If the Borough Administrator is restored to his or her position, he or she shall be entitled to any compensation lost by reason of his or her suspension.
The Borough Administrator shall be appointed on the basis of administrative qualifications with special regard to education and training in business and government affairs and experience therein.
[Amended 10-8-2014 by Ord. No. 2014:1176]
During any approved absence or disability of the Borough Administrator, an officer or employee of the Borough may be appointed by the Borough Council to temporarily perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
The compensation of the Borough Administrator shall be fixed by the Borough Council in a Salary Ordinance of the Borough.
Editor's Note: The Salary Ordinance is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
[Amended 6-9-1980 by Ord. No. 1980:378; 5-8-1985 by Ord. No. 1985:507; 1-3-1994 by Ord. No. 1993:663; 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:856; 6-14-2017 by Ord. No. 2017:1225]
The Borough Administrator is responsible for ensuring that the business of the Borough is effectively and efficiently carried out and that daily operations run smoothly. The responsibilities and duties of the Administrator are outlined with more specificity in the job description which is kept on file in the Borough. However, additional duties may be assigned by the Mayor and Council. Moreover, issues that arise which are outside the scope of the Administrator’s duties must be brought to the Mayor and Counsel for a final decision.
Nothing herein shall derogate from or authorize the Borough Administrator to exercise the powers and duties of elected officials of the Borough and of the boards and agencies thereof established pursuant to law.