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Borough of Alpine, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted as § 2-2 of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances]
[Amended 9-26-2001 by Ord. No. 593]
The elected officials of the Borough shall consist of a Mayor and six Council members.
A. 
The term of office of all elected officers, other than those first elected in newly created Boroughs, shall begin at 12:00 noon on January 1, next after their election.
B. 
The Mayor shall hold office for four years and until his/her successor shall have qualified. Members of Council shall hold office for three years and until their successors shall have qualified. Their terms shall be arranged so that the terms of two members of Council shall expire at the end of each year.
[Amended 9-26-2001 by Ord. No. 593]
A. 
Mayor. Whenever the Mayor shall present to the Council his/her resignation from office, the resignation may be accepted by a vote of the Council and the office of Mayor shall thereupon be deemed vacant. A vacancy occurring in the office of Mayor, whether by resignation or otherwise, shall be filled by the Council until the next annual election and until the election and qualification of a successor. At the next annual election the person elected to fill the vacancy shall be elected for the unexpired term only.
B. 
Other elective offices. All vacancies in other elective offices shall be filled by nomination by the Mayor and appointment by him/her, with the advice and consent of the Council expressed by the vote of a majority of the members of the Council present at the meeting; provided that at least three affirmative votes shall be required for such purpose, the Mayor to have no vote, except in the case of a tie.
C. 
Procedure. All vacancies occurring in any elective office shall be filled by appointment until January 1, following the next annual election and until the election and qualification of a successor. The procedure for making appointments, and in case of the failure to make or confirm the same, shall be as provided in § 38-5.
D. 
If a vacancy shall occur at so short a period of time before the next annual election that the office cannot be filled at the election, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as though it had occurred immediately after the election and the vacancy shall then be filled at the next subsequent annual election for the portion of the term, if any, as may still remain unexpired. At the next annual election the person elected to fill the vacancy shall be elected for the unexpired term only.