Office of the Honorable James Damiano, Mayor of the Township of Little Falls

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The executive power of the Township shall be exercised by the Mayor pursuant to the Charter and law.

Duties of the Mayor.

The Mayor shall enforce the Charter and ordinances of the Township and all general laws applicable thereto.

The Mayor shall appoint each department head with the advice and consent of the Council. Each department head shall serve during the term of office of the Mayor appointing him and until the appointment and qualification of his successor.

The Mayor shall have such further appointment power as is provided by general law or this code.

The Mayor may, in his discretion, remove any department head after notice and an opportunity to be heard. Prior to removing a department head, the Mayor shall first file written notice of his intention with the Council. Such removal shall become effective on the 20th day after filing such notice unless the Council shall prior thereto adopt a resolution by a 2/3 vote of the whole number of the Council disapproving the removal.

The Mayor shall supervise all the departments of the Township government and shall require each department to make an annual and such other reports of its work as he deems desirable.

The Mayor shall annually report to the Council and the public on the work of the previous year and on the condition and requirements of the Township government. The Mayor shall from time to time make such recommendations for action by the Council as deemed in the public interest. The Mayor shall supervise all the departments of the Township government and shall require each department to make an annual and such other reports of its work as deemed desirable.

During the month of November, the Mayor shall require all department heads to submit requests for appropriations for the ensuing budget year and to appear before the Mayor or the Business Administrator at public hearings, which shall be held during the month of November. On or before the 15th of January, the Mayor shall submit to Council his recommended budget, together with such explanatory comment or statement as he may deem desirable.

The Mayor may attend the meetings of the Council and may take part in discussion but shall have no vote except in case of a tie on a question of filling a vacancy in the Council, in which case he may cast the deciding vote.

The Mayor shall have the power to assign and reassign, transfer and retransfer, from time to time, either temporarily or permanently, any property or personnel from one function to another or from one administrative unit to another as the management of the Township government may require, subject to the express requirements of the Charter and all other applicable general laws and ordinances of the Township.