a. The township committee may, by ordinance, delegate all or a portion of the executive responsibilities of the municipality to an administrator, who shall be appointed pursuant to chapter 9 of Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes (40A:9-136).
b. The township committee may, by ordinance, adopt an administrative code. The administrative code shall restate the major provisions of the township's charter and the general law supplementing the charter. The administrative code shall set forth the manner in which the committee shall perform its duties. If the committee organizes itself into standing committees or if the committee members serve as heads of departments with administrative control over said departments, the administrative code shall specify the powers and duties of such committees or department heads and the manner in which they are appointed. The administrative code shall set forth the titles of the principal officers, how the officers are appointed, how they are organized into departments, boards, commissions and other agencies; whom they supervise; by whom they are supervised; what powers they have and what procedure should be followed to carry on the activities of the township government. The administrative code shall not grant any power or authority, nor authorize any procedure, unless such power, authority or procedure is authorized implicitly by the wording of the statute or derived reasonably by implication therefrom.
c. The assets and liabilities of any board, commission or district created pursuant to the statutes repealed in section 40A:63-9 of this act shall be transferred to the municipality.
d. The township committee may create such advisory councils to the municipality as they may choose, including councils for the functions absorbed by them of any heretofore existing boards, commissions or districts.
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