Introduced: January 3, 2012
Public Hearing: January 23, 2012
Status: Adopted

An ordinance to provide and determine the range of compensation for specified officers and employees in the Township of Vernon") 0px 50% repeat-x;"> 

Note: Ordinance suspended based on referendum, failed on ballot.

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A 9-165 permits a municipality to establish salaries, wages or compensation to be paid to the officers and employees of the municipality; and

WHEREAS, Mayor and Council have made a careful examination of the salaries, wages, and compensation appropriate to compensation of said Township employees; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, they being the Governing Body thereof, as follows:

Section 1. Legislative, Judiciary, and Executive

The below stated titles and compensation shall be effective January 1, 2012:

Mayor $50,000
Council President $6,000
Council Members $5,000
Municipal Court Judge (1) $35,000
Chief of Police $115,000–$130,000

Section 2. Mayor’s Office

Purchasing Agent $60,000–$70,000
Administrative Assistant $45,000–$55,000
Township Administrator $95,000–$115,000

Section 3. Animal Control

Animal Control Officer $55,000–$65,000
Animal Control Officer $45,000–$55,000

Section 4. Assessor

Tax Assessor $80,000–$90,000

Section 5. Building

Construction Code Official $80,000–$90,000
Building Subcode Official $60,000–$70,000
Plumbing Subcode Official $60,000–$70,000
Electrical Subcode Official $60,000–$70,000

Section 6. Clerk’s Office

Municipal Clerk $65,000–$75,000
Deputy Municipal Clerk $45,000–$55,000

Section 7. Collector’s Office

Tax Collector $65,000–$75,000

Section 8. Court

Municipal Court Administrator $70,000–$80,000
Deputy Court Administrator* $58,603.77

Section 9. Finance

Chief Financial Officer $85,000–$100,000
Principal Payroll Clerk* $50,959.29
Senior Account Clerk* $44,312.06
P/T Senior Account Clerk $30,810

Section 10. Fire Prevention Bureau

Fire Official $60,000–$70,000

Section 11. Planning and Zoning

Senior Clerk Typist* $44,312.06
Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer $65,000–$75,000

Section 12. Recreation & Development

Director of Recreation & Community Development $60,000–$70,000
P/T Recreation Aide $12,000–$16,000

Section 13. Public Works

Director of Public Works $95,000–$105,000
Assistant Supervisor Public Works $65,000–$75,000

Section 14. Police Department Administrative

Public Safety Telecommunicator* $58,239.55
Administrative Clerk $55,000–$65,000
Senior Police Records Clerk* $56,230.41
Police Records Clerk* $50,642.73

* Salary determined by union contract

Other benefits dictated by the collective bargaining agreement.

Section 15. All ordinances of the Township of Vernon which are inconsistent with the provisions of the Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of each inconsistency.

Section 16. If any chapter, article, division, section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or provision of the Ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect all remaining portions of this Ordinance.

Section 17. The Ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) days after final passage, approval, and publication after adoption by the Township Council and shall be retroactive to January 1, 2012.