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Highlights of Present and Potential Government Forms for Cranford


TOWNSHIP


  • Present form in Cranford

  • 5 members elected at-large

  • 3 year term for members

  • Mayor selected by committee members for one year term

  • Mayor presides over meetings and has an equal vote

  • Mayor has no additional authority over other committee members

  • Committee responsible for all hiring decisions


Other Potential Forms of Government under the Faulkner Act

MAYOR-COUNCIL


  • Mayor elected by voters

  • Mayor has 4 year term

  • Council consists of 5 or 7 members, each with a 4 year term

  • Mayor has no vote, but has veto power

  • 2/3ís Council vote to override veto

  • Mayor appoints department heads and certain subordinate officers with advice and consent of Council

  • President of Council presides over meetings


MAYOR-COUNCIL-ADMINISTRATOR


  • Mayor elected by voters

  • Mayor has 4 year term

  • Council has 6 members, each with a 3 year term

  • Mayor has veto power

  • Mayor only votes on ordinances to break tie

  • Council can override veto with 2/3ís vote

  • Mayor appoints department heads and certain subordinate officers with advice and consent of Council

  • Mayor presides over meetings


COUNCIL-MANAGER


  • Based on form chosen, Mayor can either be elected by voters or appointed from Council

  • Mayor has 4 year term if elected by voters. Mayor can have 1,2 or 4 year term if selected by council

  • Council has 5,7 or 9 members, each with a 4 year term

  • Mayor is a member of Council, has equal vote and no veto power

  • Council appoints Manager

  • Manager has authority to hire and fire all employees, with limited exceptions

  • Manager is Chief Operating Officer

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