Faulkner Act (OMCL) Small Municipality NJSA:40:69A-115 et. seq.


3, 5 or 7 Council members or Mayor and 2, 4 or 6 Council members. Elected at-large. Council: 3 year concurrent or staggered term. Voter elected mayor serves 4 year term. Partisan or nonpartisan elections. 


Partisan: January 1 

Nonpartisan: July 1 


Elected by voters or Council. Presides over Council with voice and vote, but no veto. Exercises executive power of the municipality. Appoints Council committees. Appoints municipal clerk, attorney, tax assessor, tax collector, treasurer with Council confirmation. Council elected mayor serves 1 or 3 years, depending on whether terms are staggered or concurrent. 


Exercises legislative power of the municipality. Approves Mayor's appointees for municipal clerk, attorney, tax assessor, tax collector and treasurer. 


Mayor exercises executive power of municipality. Council may create an administrator by ordinance.

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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