New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:69a-93 - Term Of Municipal Manager; Removal; Suspension

40:69A-93. Term of municipal manager; removal; suspension
The municipal manager shall hold office for an indefinite term and may be removed by a majority vote of the council. At least 30 days before such removal shall become effective, the council shall by a majority vote of its members adopt a preliminary resolution stating the reasons for his removal. The manager may reply in writing and may request a public hearing, which shall be held not earlier than 20 days nor later than 30 days after the filing of such request. After such public hearing, if one be requested, and after full consideration, the council by majority vote of its members may adopt a final resolution of removal. By the preliminary resolution the council may suspend the manager from duty, but shall in any case cause to be paid him forthwith any unpaid balance of his salary and his salary for the next 3 calendar months following adoption of the preliminary resolution unless he is removed for good cause. For the purposes of this section, "good cause" shall mean conviction of a crime or offense involving moral turpitude, the violation of the provisions of section 17-14, 17-15, 17-16, 17-17 or 17-18 of P.L.1950, c. 210 (C. 40:69A-163 through 40:69A-167), or the violation of any code of ethics in effect within the municipality.

L.1950, c. 210, p. 488, s. 9-13, eff. June 8, 1950. Amended by L.1981, c. 465, s. 27, eff. Jan. 9, 1982.

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