New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:69a-40 - Mayoral Duties

40:69A-40. Mayoral duties
The mayor shall:

a. Enforce the charter and ordinances of the municipality and all general laws applicable thereto;

b. Report annually to the council and to the public on the state of the municipality, and the work of the previous year; he shall also recommend to the council whatever action or programs he deems necessary for the improvement of the municipality and the welfare of its residents. He may from time to time recommend any action or programs he deems necessary or desirable for the municipality to undertake;

c. Supervise, direct and control all departments of the municipal government and shall require each department to make an annual and such other reports on its work as he may deem desirable;

d. Require such reports and examine such accounts, records and operations of any board, commission or other agency of municipal government, as he deems necessary;

e. Prepare and submit to the council for its consideration and adoption an annual operating budget and a capital budget, establish the schedules and procedures to be followed by all municipal departments, offices and agencies in connection therewith, and supervise and administer all phases of the budgetary process;

f. Supervise the care and custody of all municipal property, institutions and agencies, and make recommendations concerning the nature and location of municipal improvements and execute improvements determined by the governing body;

g. Sign all contracts, bonds or other instruments requiring the consent of the municipality;

h. Review, analyze and forecast trends of municipal services and finances and programs of all boards, commissions, agencies and other municipal bodies, and report and recommend thereon to the council;

i. Supervise the development, installation and maintenance of centralized budgeting, personnel and purchasing procedures as may be authorized by ordinance;

j. Negotiate contracts for the municipality, subject to council approval;

k. Assure that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the municipality or its inhabitants in any statute, franchise or other contract are faithfully kept and performed;

l. Serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member of all appointive bodies in municipal government of which he is not an official voting member.

L. 1950, c. 210, p. 474, s. 3-10, eff. June 8, 1950. Amended by L. 1985, c. 374, s. 5, eff. Nov. 26, 1985.

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