New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:41a-77 - Duties

40:41A-77. Duties
The executive power of the county shall be exercised by the board president. He shall:

a. Report annually to the board of freeholders and to the people on the state of the county, the work of the previous year and he shall also recommend to the board whatever action or programs he deems necessary for the improvement of the county and the welfare of its residents. He may from time to time at his discretion recommend any course of action or programs he deems necessary or desirable for the county to undertake;

b. Preside over board meetings with the right to vote on all questions;

c. Serve as spokesman for the board on matters concerning policies and programs;

d. Serve as representative of the board at ceremonial and civic occasions;

e. Through the administrative officer: enforce the county charter, the county's laws and all general laws applicable thereto;

f. Represent the board in all dealings with the administrative officer except as otherwise specified herein;

g. Execute all contracts, bonds or other instruments requiring the consent of the county.

L.1972, c. 154, s. 77, eff. Sept. 19, 1972. Amended by L.1975, c. 84, s. 31, eff. May 5, 1975.

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