40A:62-6 Powers of the Council.
a. The council shall be the legislative body of the municipality.
b. The council may subject to general law and the provisions of this act:
(1) Pass, adopt, amend and repeal any ordinance or, where permitted, any resolution for any purpose required for the government of the municipality or for the accomplishment of any public purpose for which the municipality is authorized to act under general law;
(2) Control and regulate the finances of the municipality and raise money by borrowing and taxation;
(3) Create such offices and positions as it may deem necessary . The officers appointed thereto shall perform the duties required by law and the ordinances of the council. Other than the town attorney, engineer , building inspector, clerk, tax collector and tax assessor, these officers shall serve at the pleasure of the council. The town attorney, engineer, clerk, tax collector and tax assessor shall serve for terms as provided in chapter 9 of Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes;
(4) Investigate any activity of the municipality;
(5) Remove any officer of the municipality, other than those officers excepted by law, for cause; and
(6) Override a veto of the mayor by a two-thirds majority of all the members of the council.
c. The council shall have all the executive responsibilities of the municipality not placed, by general law or this act, in the office of the mayor.
d. The council may, by ordinance, appoint such subordinate officers as it may deem necessary, except that the clerk, the tax assessor and the tax collector shall be appointed by the mayor and council.
e. Every officer appointed pursuant to this section shall hold office during his official term and until his successor shall have been duly appointed and qualified. (Source: R. S. 40:125-3, R. S. 40:125-37, R. S. 40:133-3 and New.)
L. 1988, c. 7, s. 1.
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