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City Manager

Administrative Body

Article VI  City Manager   (appointed... paid employee)


Ed Hynes - (has minimal qualifications necessary for the job according to City Council Resolution hiring him. Hynes was fired. We now have an Interim City Manager, Jewel Thompson-Chin)

Article VI of the Englewood City Charter

Section 6.1
Hynes was appointed with a backdrop of protest from
the Community at this Liberty School Special City Council
Meeting November 2017 for a 2 year term.
Appointment and qualification of manager. The council shall appoint a city manager, who shall be chosen solely on the basis of executive and administrative qualifications with special reference to actual experience in, or knowledge of, accepted practice in respect to the duties of the office of manager as hereinafter set forth. At the time of appointment, the manager need not be a resident of the city of Englewood or the State of New Jersey, but while in office he may reside outside the city only with the approval of the council.

Section 6.2 
Manager's term; removal. 
The manager shall hold office for an indefinite term and may be removed by a majority vote of the full membership of the council. At least thirty days before such removal shall become effective, the council shall, by a majority vote of the full membership of the council, adopt a preliminary resolution stating the reasons for removal. The manager may reply in writing and may request a public hearing, which shall be held not earlier than twenty days or later than thirty days after the filing of such request. After such public hearing, if one be requested, and after full consideration, the council by majority vote of the full membership of the council, may adopt a final resolution of removal. By the preliminary resolution or by resolution thereafter adopted, the council may suspend the manager from duty, or may suspend the manager's power to exercise any portion of the manager's powers but in such case the manager shall continue to receive his salary and, in 1:he event of adoption of a final resolution of removal, the manager shall be entitled to receive salary for the next three calendar months following adoption of such final resolution of removal.  

Section 6.3 
Manager's powers and duties. The manager shall: 
(a) exercise all of the executive and administrative functions of the city government except as otherwise provided in the charter or by general law; 

(b) execute all laws and ordinances of the city; 

(c) appoint and remove all department heads and a deputy manager (if such position be authorized by the council), provided that no such appointment or removal of a department head or deputy manager shall be effective unless confirmed by the council; 

(d) subject to and in accordance with the provisions of standard personnel policies and regulations adopted by the council by ordinance, appoint and remove all other officers, subordinates, assistants and employees for whom no other method of appointment or removal is provided by the charter or by general law; 

(e) report all appointments and removals to the council at its first meeting following such appointment or removal; 

(f) supervise and direct the activities of department heads and the deputy manager if there be one, and the activities of all officers, subordinates, assistants, and employees whom the manager is empowered to appoint; 

(g) negotiate contracts for the city subject to the approval of the council, make recommendations concerning the nature and location of municipal improvements, and execute municipal improvements as determined by the council; 

(h) assure that all terms and conditions imposed in favor of the city or its inhabitants in any statute, public utility, franchise, or other contract are faithfully kept and performed, and upon learning of any violation, call the same to the attention of the council; 

(i) attend all meetings of the council with the right to take part in discussions, but without the right to vote; 

(j) recommend to the council for adoption such measures as the manager may deem necessary or expedient, keep the council advised of the financial condition of the city, make reports to the council as requested by it, and at least once a year make an annual report of the manager's activities, for the benefit of the council and the public; 

(k) perform such other duties, not inconsistent with the charter or general law, as may be required of the manager by ordinance or resolution of the council. The manager shall be responsible to the council for carrying out all policies established by it and for the proper administration of all affairs of the city within the jurisdiction of the council. 

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