Term, Election, Vacancies, Compensation
Term. The Board shall consist of nine
(9) members whose terms shall be concurrent. Five
(5) members shall be elected from districts and
(4) shall be elected at large;
b. Election, Vacancies. Freeholders
shall be elected at the annual general election in November.
Date, Time, Place. During the month
of December each year the Board shall, by resolution, establish
the date, time and place it shall meet during
the first week of January to hold its annual organization
b. Organization Meeting Agenda. At
its annual organization meeting the Board shall
by majority vote of the whole number of its members
elect from among its number one Freeholder to
serve as President and another to serve as Vice-President.
President of the Board
of the Board. The
President and Vice-President shall serve for a
term of one year and until their successor has
been duly elected and qualified. Each may be re-elected
to successive terms. The President shall preside
over all meetings of the Board,
appoint all members to committees of the Board.
Powers. The legislative and
investigative powers of County government as granted
by the Optional County Charter Law shall be vested
in the Board. Pursuant to the grant of powers
in the Charter the Board shall:
Adopt and amend an Administrative
b. Advise and consent to appointments.
c. Pass ordinances and resolutions.
d. Appoint a clerk.
e. Appoint Counsel of the Board.
f. Override a veto of the County Executive.
g. Approve the annual operating and capital
h. Appoint accountant of New Jersey to perform
staff to process and approve funding.
Clerk of the Board
of the Board. The
Board shall appoint a Clerk of the Board.
The Clerk shall:
Attend all meetings.
b. Take and preserve the minutes.
c. Keep ordinances, resolutions and minutes.
d. Have custody of the County seal.
e. Provide secretarial
service for the Board members.
f. Provide to the County Executive all documents requiring
g. Prepare an agenda.
h. Provide copies of all meeting notices and
Provide for the mailing
of all notices.
Counsel to the Board
to the Board. There
shall be a Counsel
to the Board who shall be appointed by
the Board. Counsel
to the Board shall advise the Board on legal matters.
He/she shall act as the parliamentarian at Board
and ordinances; review negotiated contracts prior to Board
approval and represent the Board in any litigation
or dispute with the Executive Branch;
and represent the Board
in any appeals from the Planning Board.