40:20-1. Board of chosen freeholders
The property, finances and affairs of every county shall be managed, controlled and governed by a board elected therein, to be known as "the board of chosen freeholders of the county of ..................... (specifying name of county)", and the executive and legislative powers of the county shall be vested in that board of chosen freeholders, except where by law any specific powers or duties are imposed or vested in a Constitutional officer.
The board of chosen freeholders of any county which has created the office of county administrator, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S. 40A:9-42, may, by resolution, delegate to that office such executive and administrative powers, duties, functions and responsibilities as the board may deem appropriate.
Amended by L. 1987, c. 236, s. 1.
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