Midland Park Borough Hall
280 Godwin Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432
How Does it Work?
The Midland Park Municipal Government operates under a Borough Council,
consisting of a Mayor and six Council persons elected at large by the town citizens.
The Mayor is elected to serve a four year term and may succeed that term by
re-election. The Mayor is empowered as head of the municipal government to:
Provide for the proper execution of local and State laws. Recommend to the
Borough Council measures deemed in the best interest of the Borough. Nominate
and with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint most subordinate officers
of the Borough. Maintain peace and order.
Although the Mayor presides over meeting of the Borough Council, the Mayor
votes only in the case of a tie. State law also requires the Mayor to be a member of
the Planning Board and Board of Trustees of the Municipal Public Library.
The six Council members are elected at-large, two each year, for terms of three
years. The Council excerices general legislative powers conferred upon it by State
law to protect and promote the general welfare of the Borough. Among these are:
The right to enact ordinances, approve resolutions, approve mayoral
appointments, adopt the annual budget and determine tax levy. During January of
each year, the reorganization meeting of the Council is held at the Borough Hall.
Council committees such as Police, Finance and Personal are established as well as
liaison to the various volunteer groups (Fire, Rescue, First Aid, Police Auxillary),
boards (Zoning, Health, Shade Tree, Relief) and departments. Each is managed by
one of their own officers, elected or appointed chairperson or a Borough
employee. The Borough Administrator is charged with overseeing the daily activity
of the Borough and reports directly to the Mayor and Council.
copyright 2013 Borough of Midland Park
Revised January 2015
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