Faulkner Act (OMCL) Mayor-Council NJSA:40:69A-31 et. seq.


Mayor and 5,7 or 9 Council members. Council: all at-large or combination of wards and at-large. Partisan or nonpartisan. 4 year concurrent or staggered terms. 


Partisan: January 1 

Nonpartisan: July 1 


Exercises executive power of the municipality, appoints department heads with Council approval. Removes department heads subject to Council disapproval by 2/3 of all members. Prepares budget. Has veto over ordinances subject to override by 2/3 of all members of Council. 


Exercises legislative power of municipality, approves appointment of department heads. Disapproves removal of department heads by 2/3 vote of all members. Overrides Mayor's veto by 2/3 of all members. 


Mayor exercises executive power of the municipality. Up to 10 departments under Mayor's direction. Business Administrator assists Mayor in budget preparation and administers purchasing and personnel systems. By ordinance, Business Administrator may supervise administration of departments, subject to Mayor's direction.

Show All Answers

1. Township NJSA:40A:63-1 et. seq.
2. Borough NJSA:40A:60-1 et. seq.
3. City NJSA:40A:61-1 et. seq.
4. Town NJSA:40A:62-1 et. seq.
5. Village NJSA:40A:63-8
6. Commission NJSA:40:70-1 et. seq.
7. Municipal Manager Act of 1923 NJSA:40:79-1 et. seq.
8. Faulkner Act (OMCL) Mayor-Council NJSA:40:69A-31 et. seq.
9. Faulkner Act (OMCL) Council-Manager NJSA:40:69A-81 et. seq.
10. Faulkner Act (OMCL) Small Municipality NJSA:40:69A-115 et. seq.
11. Faulkner Act (OMCL) Mayor-Council-Administrator NJSA:40:69A-149 et. seq.
12. Special Charters