a. Any village heretofore incorporated under, or which shall have heretofore adopted the provisions of the act entitled "An act for the formation and government of villages", approved the 23rd day of February, 1891, or which shall hereafter be governed by the provisions of this act; provided, however, that the provisions of this act shall not affect the provisions of any special charter granted to a village by the Legislature.
b. Every village, governed by the laws pertaining to the village form of government, shall operate and transact all of its business according to the laws pertaining to the township form of government as prescribed in this act (N.J.S.40A:63-1 et seq.) and general law, except as provided for in this section (N.J.S.40A:63-8).
c. In this act and, where appropriate, in general law, whenever the term "township", "township committee" or "mayor" is used, read "village", "board of trustees" or "president of the board", respectively, for the village form of government.
d. The village board of trustees shall consist of five members who shall be elected at large and serve for a term of three years. Their terms shall be arranged, by lot if necessary, so that no more than two trustees shall be elected in any one year.
Source: R.S.40:157-16, R.S.40:158-2 and New.)
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