Township Committee

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Bernards Township operates under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government. The Township Committee is comprised of five members, elected by the public in partisan elections for three-year terms of office on a staggered schedule, with one or two seats coming up for election each year. All members have equal power and may vote on all issues. Township Committee hold all legislative and executive powers of the Township (except in matters of health). At the annual Reorganization meeting held in January, the Mayor is elected by the committee from among its members.

Meetings - The Township Committee meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday following the first Monday. The meeting will normally begin with executive session at 7:30 PM which is closed to the public, and then be open to the public at 8:00 PM for regular business.

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Meeting Schedule:

  • 10/14/2014 8:00 PM
  • 10/28/2014 8:00 PM
  • 11/11/2014 8:00 PM
  • 11/25/2014 8:00 PM
  • 12/09/2014 8:00 PM
  • 12/23/2014 8:00 PM
  • 01/06/2015 7:00 PM

Rules of Order are the procedures which guide the conduct of a meeting. The Township Committee follows Roberts Rules of Order. Depending on the item of business, the Governing Body may take action through passage of an Ordinance, Resolution, Motion, or simply a consensus of agreement.

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