Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055


Ordinance No. 19-08

Introduced: March 25, 2019
Public Hearing: April 8, 2019
Status: Adopted

Ordinance Amending the Salary Ordinance for “Non-Union” Employees

Note: Strikeouts are deletions. Underlines are added material.

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, the Township Council has determined that the salary guidelines should be amended in order to establish salary ranges for non-union employees.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon , County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, the following are the salary ranges.

General Administration
Business Administrator $80,000 $110,000
Confidential Aide to the Mayor $40,000 $65,000
Clerk’s Office
Municipal Clerk $70,000 $95,000
Finance and Tax
Chief Financial Officer 75,000 110,000 95,000
Principal Payroll Clerk 40,000 65,000
Tax Assessor 75,000 65,000 110,000 80,000
Tax Collector 65,000 80,000
Construction and Land Use
Construction Code Official 65,000 90,000
Sub Code Official-All 50,000 70,000
Land Use Department Head 50,000 75,000
Zoning Code Enforcement Officer 50,000 70,000
Public Works
DPW-Department Head 85,000 105,000
Assistant Supervisor 60,000 80,000
Supervising Mechanic 60,000 80,000
Municipal Court
Municipal Court Administrator 60,000 90,000 85,000
Judge of Municipal Court 25,000 45,000
Chief of Police 135,000 175,000
Records Support Technician 40,000 70,000
Fire Prevention
Fire Official 45,000 75,000
Community Affairs
Director of Community Affairs 45,000 65,000
Recreation Supervisor 40,000 60,000
Animal Control
Animal Control Officer- Division Head 45,000 65,000
Animal Control Officer 30,000 40,000
Municipal Offices
OEM Coordinator $1,500/year $5,000/year
Registrar $4,500/year $6,500/year
Deputy Registrar $2,500/year $5,000/year
Keyboarding Clerk (All Depts.) $10 per hour $20 per hour
Accounting Assistant $25 per hour $30 per hour
Construction and Land Use
Sub Code Officials/Inspectors (All) $30 per hour $45 per hour
Code Enforcement Officer (Zoning) $15 per hour $25 per hour
Animal Control
Assistant Animal Control Officer $15 per hour $25 per hour
On Call Animal Control Officer $125 per week $225 per week
Animal Attendant $8.60 per hour $12 per hour
Public Safety
Fire Prevention Specialist $16 per hour $25 per hour
Court Security Guard $20 per hour $25 per hour
Public Works
Laborer- General $10 per hour $20 per hour
Laborer- Summer Seasonal $10 per hour $15 per hour
Laborer/Driver- Winter Seasonal $15 per hour $20 per hour
Garage Attendant $10 per hour $20 per hour
Public Safety Trainee $15 per hour $20 per hour
Public Safety Tele-communicator $15 per hour $25 per hour
Police Special I $20 per hour $25 per hour
Police Special II $25 per hour $30 per hour
Senior Citizens
Nutrition Site Manager $15 per hr. $20 per hr.
Food Service Worker $9 per hr. $15 per hr.

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.

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.

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, 20189 with the exception of the Tax Assessor which shall be effective May 2, 2019.

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Vernon Township

21 Church Street
Vernon, NJ 07462

Phone: 973.764.4055 

Township Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies Dial 973-764-6155


Current Agendas

Township Council

Land Use Board