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P.L. 1997, CHAPTER 198, approved August 13, 1997
Assembly, No. 1792 (Second Reprint)
An Act to provide a special charter for the Town of Boonton in the county of Morris.
Whereas, The Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Boonton, in the county of Morris have petitioned the Legislature for the passage of a special law to provide a new charter for the town, as proposed by the town, and pursuant to Article IV, Section VII, paragraph 10 of the Constitution of 1947 in accordance with the procedure prescribed by P.L.1948, c.199 (C.1:6-10 et seq.); and
Whereas, Notice of intention to apply for the passage of the special law has been duly published and the original of the petition together with a duly certified copy of the ordinance authorizing the filing of the same has been presented and filed; now, therefore,
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. The charter of the Town of Boonton is set forth as follows:
Section I-1. a. The inhabitants of the Town of Boonton are hereby continued as a body politic and corporate in law as heretofore constituted and established. The governing body of the Town of Boonton shall be known by the name of "the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Boonton in the county of Morris" and the boundaries of the town shall be and remain as heretofore established by law.
b. The Town of Boonton shall have full power to sue and be sued and have a corporate seal.
Section I-2. a. The mayor shall be elected by the voters of the municipality at large and shall serve for a term of three years.
b. The Board of Aldermen shall consist of six members, two elected at large, and one elected from each of four wards, and they shall serve for a term of three years. Following adoption of this charter, members of the governing body shall serve for the following initial terms: the Mayor shall serve for three years, one Alderman-at-large member shall serve for two years and one Alderman-at-large shall serve for one year; two Aldermen elected from wards shall serve for two years and two Aldermen elected from wards shall serve for one year. The length of the respective term of each Alderman of the first governing body shall be determined by lot at the organization of the governing body immediately following the election. Thereafter, the term of each member shall be three years.
c. The annual election for town officers shall be held at the same time and places as the general election. No person shall be permitted to vote at any such election unless he is an actual resident of the election district in which he offers his vote.
Section I-3. a. The mayor and aldermen shall constitute the governing body of the Town of Boonton. They shall hold an annual meeting on the first day of January at twelve o'clock noon, or during the first seven days of January in any year.
b. The mayor shall be chairman of the Board of Aldermen and shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Aldermen.
c. At their annual meeting, the aldermen shall, by a vote of a majority of their number, elect a president of the board, who shall preside at their meetings when the mayor does not preside. The president of the Board of Aldermen shall hold office for one year and until the next annual meeting. In the absence of both the mayor and president, the remaining aldermen may elect one of their own to act as chairman until either the mayor or the president is able to preside.
d. The Board of Aldermen shall appoint the times of meetings and determine and establish the rules of its own proceedings.
e. A majority of the Board of Aldermen shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a smaller number may meet and adjourn from day to day.
f. The mayor or any two aldermen may call for a special meeting by written notice to each of the members, served personally or left at the member's usual place of residence at least twenty-four hours before the time appointed for the meeting. No other business than that specified in the call for the special meeting shall be discussed or transacted.
g. 1[The governing body may, at its annual meeting, establish for its members such committees of the Board of Aldermen as will assist it for the ensuing year.
h.]1 No officer who has obtained tenure by any provision of any law shall be affected by the adoption of this charter.
Section I-4. Subject to the provisions of other general law, the Board of Aldermen shall have full power to exercise all powers of local government in such manner as it may determine.
Section I-5. a. The mayor shall be designated as the "Mayor of the Town of Boonton" in all official documents and instruments of every kind, and shall sign all ordinances, warrants, bonds, notes, contracts and all other official documents and instruments by said title.
b. The mayor shall be the head of the municipal government.
c. The mayor shall have all those powers placed in the mayor by general law.
d. The mayor shall be known as the chairman of the Board of Aldermen, preside at all its meetings and possess all the powers of a member of the Board of Aldermen.
e. Every ordinance adopted by the Board of Aldermen shall be presented to the mayor within five days after is passage, Sundays excepted, by the town clerk. The mayor shall, within ten days after receiving the ordinance, either approve it by affixing his signature thereto or return it to the Board of Aldermen by delivering it to the clerk together with a statement setting forth his objections thereto. No ordinance shall take effect without the mayor's approval, unless the mayor fails to return the ordinance to the Board of Aldermen, as prescribed above, or unless the Board of Aldermen upon consideration of the ordinance following its return, shall, by a vote of two-thirds of all members of the Board of Aldermen, resolve to override the veto.
f. No ordinance shall be passed except by a vote of at least four affirmative votes.
Section I-6. a. The Board of Aldermen shall be the legislative body of the municipality.
b. The Board of Aldermen may, subject to general law and the provisions of this act:
(1) Pass, adopt, amend and repeal any ordinance or, where permitted, any resolution for any purpose required for the government of the municipality or for the accomplishment of any public purpose for which the municipality is authorized to act under general law;
(2) Control and regulate the finances of the municipality and raise money by borrowing and taxation;
(3) Create such offices and positions as it may deem necessary. The officers appointed shall perform the duties required by law and the ordinances of the Board of Aldermen. Other than the town attorney, engineer, building inspector, clerk, tax collector and tax assessor, these officers shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Aldermen. The town attorney, engineer, clerk, tax collector and tax assessor shall serve for terms as provided in chapter 9 of Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes;
(4) Investigate any activity of the municipality;
(5) Remove any officer of the municipality, other than those officers excepted by law, for cause; and
(6) Override a veto of the mayor by a two-thirds majority of all the members of the Board of Aldermen.
c. The Board of Aldermen shall have all the executive responsibilities of the municipality not placed, by general law or this charter, in the office of the mayor.
d. The Board of Aldermen may, by ordinance, appoint such subordinate officers as it may deem necessary, except that candidates for appointment to the offices of the municipal clerk, the tax assessor and the tax collector shall be nominated by the mayor.
e. Every officer appointed pursuant to this section shall hold office during his official term and until his successor shall have been duly appointed and qualified.
Section I-7. a. An administrator shall be appointed pursuant to N.J.S.40A:9-136 and shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) Serve as the chief administrative officer of the Town and be responsible to the governing body as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the business affairs of the Town. The administrator's duties and responsibilities shall relate to the general management of all Town business, except those duties and responsibilities conferred upon other Town officials by state statute, other applicable laws, rules and regulations promulgated by state and county agencies, judicial authority or ordinances of the Town. Except for the purpose of inquiry, the governing body and its members shall deal with the administrative service solely through the administrator, and neither the governing body nor any member thereof shall give orders to any subordinates of the administrator either publicly or privately;
(2) Supervise and direct the business activities of all departments including the direction of central purchasing and the employment and replacement of personnel as may be required in all departments;
(3) Serve as the personnel officer of the Town and as such hire and promote employees of the Town subsequent to satisfactory completion of the probationary period and advance employees to the next step, and when he deems it necessary or advisable for the betterment of the Town, suspend or discharge employees, subject to the applicable provisions of civil service laws and regulations and Town ordinances. The administrator shall report at the next regular meeting of the governing body any action taken by authority of this subsection;
(4) Prepare and submit to the governing body before the close of the fiscal year, or at such times as the governing body shall determine, a proposed budget for the next fiscal year and an explanatory budget message. In preparing the proposed budget, the Administrator, or an officer designated by him, shall obtain from the head of each department, agency, board or officer, estimates of revenues and expenditures and other supporting data as he requests. The Administrator shall review the estimates and may revise them before submitting the proposed budget to the governing body;
(5) Be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the governing body and the implementation of the work programs contained in the budget;
(6) Execute and enforce the laws of the State and ordinances and resolutions of the Town as the governing body may prescribe;
(7) Attend all meetings of the governing body and other committees as directed, with a right to take part in the discussion and receive notice of all regular and special meetings of the governing body and advisory committees;
(8) Prepare the workshop agenda for each meeting of the governing body and supply facts pertinent thereto and deliver same to governing body no later than the evening preceding the workshop;
(9) Keep the governing body informed as to the conduct of Town affairs, submit periodic reports, either in writing or orally, on the condition of the Town finances and such other reports, either in writing or orally, as the governing body shall request, and make such recommendations to the governing body as he deems necessary and advisable for the welfare of the Town;
(10) Submit to the governing body, as soon as possible after the close of the fiscal year, a complete written report on the administrative activities of the Town for the preceding year;
(11) See that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by the Town are complied with;
(12) Recommend the employment of experts and consultants to perform work and render advice in connection with the operation of the dedicated utilities or work projects in the Town subject to approval by the governing body;
(13) Attend to the letting of contracts, in compliance with applicable law, and supervise the performance and faithful execution of the same except insofar as such duties are expressly imposed upon some other Town officer or official statute;
(14) See that all money owed to the Town is promptly paid, and that proper proceedings are taken for the security and collection of all Town claims;
(15) Review and recommend all bills and vouchers for payment prior to final approval by the governing body;
(16) Receive copies of all general and official correspondence addressed to the Town and refer same to the appropriate officer or department for disposition and reply;
(17) Receive all complaints regarding services or personnel of the Town. The Administrator, or an officer designated by him, shall investigate and dispose of the complaints and shall keep a written record of each complaint and when and what action was taken in response thereto and provide the governing body with a copy when requested to do so;
(18) Maintain a continuing review and analysis of budget operations, work programs and costs of municipal services;
(19) At the request of the governing body, study and analyze the duties and responsibilities of any 1[elected or]1 appointed official and department of the Town, submitting his report relating thereto to the governing body for such further action as the governing body may deem advisable; and
(20) Keep the governing body informed as to federal aid projects, State aid projects and any other aid programs for which the Town may qualify.
b. The Board of Aldermen 1[may] shall1, by ordinance, adopt an administrative code. The administrative code shall restate the major provisions of the town's charter and the general law supplementing the charter. The administrative code shall set forth the manner in which the Board of Aldermen shall perform its duties. 1[Whether the Board of Aldermen organizes itself into standing committees or the members of the Board of Aldermen serve as heads of departments, with administrative control over said departments, the administrative code shall specify the powers and duties of such committees or department heads and the manner in which they are appointed.]1 The administrative code shall also set forth the titles of the principal municipal officers, how the officers are appointed, how they are organized into departments, boards, commissions, and other agencies; whom they supervise; by whom they are supervised; what powers they have; and what procedures should be followed to carry on the activities of the town government. The administrative code shall not grant any power or authority, or authorize any procedure, unless such power, or authority or procedure is authorized implicitly by the wording of the charter or general law or derived by reasonable implication therefrom.
c. The Board of Aldermen may create such advisory councils to the municipality as it may choose, including councils for the functions absorbed by it of any heretofore existing board, commission or district.
Section I-8. Whenever in this charter, in describing or referring to any person, party, matter or thing, any word importing the masculine gender is used, the same shall be understood to include and to apply to females as well as males.
Section II-1. Any elective officer shall be subject to removal from office for cause connected with his office, after he has served at least one year, upon the filing of a recall petition and the affirmative vote of a majority of those voting on the question of removal at any general or special election.
Section II-2. A recall petition shall demand the removal of a designated incumbent, shall be signed by qualified voters equal in number to at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the registered voters of the municipality, and shall be filed with the municipal clerk. It shall set forth a statement of the cause upon which the removal is sought.
Section II-3. The signatures to a recall petition need not all be appended to one paper but each signer shall add to his signature his place of residence giving the street and number or other sufficient designation if there shall be no street and number. One of the signers to each such paper shall take an oath before an officer competent to administer oaths that the statement therein made is true as he believes and that each signature to the paper appended is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be. Within ten days from the date of filing the petition the municipal clerk shall complete his examination and ascertain whether or not such petition is signed by the requisite number of qualified voters, and shall attach to the petition his certificate showing the result of his examination. If by that certificate the petition is shown to be insufficient it may be amended within ten days from the date of said certificate. The municipal clerk shall, within five days after such amendment, make a similar examination and determination of the amended petition, and if the certificate shall show the same to be insufficient, it shall be returned to the person filing it without prejudice to the filing of a new petition to the same effect.
Section II-4. If the petition shall be sufficient the municipal clerk shall within two days notify the mayor, alderman or aldermen whose recall is sought thereby. If such notice cannot be served personally upon the mayor, alderman or aldermen affected, service may be made by registered mail addressed to the officer's last known address. If within five days after the service of the notice by the municipal clerk the mayor, alderman or aldermen sought to be recalled by such petition do not resign, or having tendered their resignation it shall not have been accepted by the Board of Aldermen, the municipal clerk shall order and fix a date for holding a recall election not less than 60 nor more than 90 days from the filing of the petition. Notice of the filing of the petition and of the date of the election shall be posted for public view in the office of the municipal clerk and the clerk shall also insert the notice forthwith in a newspaper published in the municipality, or if there be no such newspaper, then in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality.
Section II-5. The ballots at the recall election shall conform to the requirements respecting the election of municipal officers in the municipality, as provided in this charter or in Title 19 of the Revised Statutes (Elections), whichever shall apply in the municipality in accordance with the provisions of this act, except that the words "recall election" shall appear on the ballot. The recall features of the ballot shall appear at the top thereof and shall be separated from the portion of the ballot for the election of officers by a heavy black line. The proposal for recall shall be placed on the ballot in the following manner:
"Shall............(here insert name of incumbent) be removed from office by recall?" This matter shall occupy two lines in bold-face type. Immediately below the above wording shall appear the phrase "for recall," and immediately underneath such phrase the words "against recall." Immediately at the left of each of these two phrases shall be printed a square, in which the voter may make a cross (x) or plus (+) or a check (•) mark. Immediately below the foregoing shall appear the following:
"Indicate your vote by placing a cross (x) or plus (+) or check (•) mark in one of the squares above."
Section II-6. If the removal of more than one officer is sought, the same provisions for submitting to the electors the question and direction hereinbefore described shall be repeated in the case of each officer concerned, and their position on the ballot for their recall shall be in the order of the filing of the petition with the municipal clerk.
Section II-7. The same ballot used for submitting the question or questions of recall shall be used for the election of a successor to the incumbent sought to be removed and immediately under the black line following the recall question shall appear the phrase "Nominees for successors of............(here insert name of incumbent) in the event he is recalled." The names of all persons nominated as successors shall be placed upon the ballot in the same manner provided for other elections of municipal officers in the municipality.
Section II-8. The provisions of this charter or of Title 19 of the Revised Statutes (Elections), whichever shall apply in the municipality in accordance with the provisions of this charter, concerning the nomination of municipal officers, preparation of the ballot, election of municipal officers, counting and canvassing of the results of the election of such officers, shall apply to the election for the recall of officers and the election of their successors. Where the plan of government in effect in the municipality provides for partisan elections, the county committee of each political party shall be authorized to select a candidate for successor of a recalled incumbent in the same manner as provided by Title 19 of the Revised Statutes for nominations to fill a vacancy after the last day for filing petitions for nominations in the primary elections.
Section II-9. The municipal clerk shall cause to be made due publication of notices of arrangements for holding all recall elections and they shall be conducted as are other elections for municipal officers in the municipality.
Section II-10. a. If a majority of votes in connection with the recall of any officer be in favor of the recall, the term of office of such officer shall terminate, upon the certification of the results of election by the municipal clerk.
b. If the results of such recall election shall, by the certificate of the municipal clerk, be shown to be against the recall of the officer, the officer shall continue in office as if no recall election had been held, and the vote for the election for the successor of the officer taken at the time of such attempted recall shall be void.
Section II-11. If the office of the incumbent shall become vacant either by his resignation or by the results of the recall elections, his successor shall be the nominee receiving the greatest number of votes at the recall election. The person so elected shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Initiative and Referendum
Section III-1. The voters of the municipality may propose any ordinance and may adopt or reject the same at the polls, such power being known as the initiative. Any initiated ordinance may be submitted to the Board of Aldermen by a petition signed by a number of the legal voters of the municipality equal in number to at least 15% of the total votes cast in the municipality at the last election at which members of the General Assembly were elected, subject to the restrictions set forth in section 17-43 of P.L.1950, c.210 (C.40:69A-192).
Section III-2. The voters shall also have the power of referendum which is the power to approve or reject at the polls any ordinance submitted by the Board of Aldermen to the voters or any ordinance passed by the Board of Aldermen, against which a referendum petition has been filed as herein provided. No ordinance passed by the Board of Aldermen, except when otherwise required by general law, shall take effect before 20 days from the time of its final passage and its approval by the mayor where such approval is required. If within 20 days after such final passage and approval of such ordinance a petition protesting against the passage of such ordinance shall be filed with the municipal clerk and if the petition shall be signed by a number of the legal voters of the municipality equal in number to at least 15% of the total votes cast in the municipality at the last election at which members of the General Assembly were elected, the ordinance shall be suspended from taking effect until proceedings are had as herein provided.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any ordinance which by its terms or by law cannot become effective in the municipality unless submitted to the voters, or which by its terms authorizes a referendum in the municipality concerning the subject matter thereof.
Section III-3. All petition papers circulated for the purposes of an initiative or referendum shall be uniform in size and style. Initiative petition papers shall contain the full text of the proposed ordinance. The signatures to initiative or referendum petitions need not all be appended to one paper, but to each separate petition there shall be attached a statement of the circulator thereof as provided by this section. Each signer of any such petition paper shall sign his name in ink or indelible pencil and shall indicate after his name his place of residence by street and number, or other description sufficient to identify the place. There shall appear on each petition paper the names and addresses of five voters, designated as the Committee of the Petitioners, who shall be regarded as responsible for the circulation and filing of the petition and for its possible withdrawal as hereinafter provided. Attached to each separate petition paper there shall be an affidavit of the circulator thereof that he, and he only, personally circulated the foregoing paper, that all the signatures appended thereto were made in his presence, and that he believes them to be the genuine signatures of the persons whose names they purport to be.
Section III-4. All petition papers comprising an initiative or referendum petition shall be assembled and filed with the municipal clerk as one instrument. Within 20 days after a petition is filed, the municipal clerk shall determine whether each paper of the petition has a proper statement of the circulator and whether the petition is signed by a sufficient number of qualified voters. After completing his examination of the petition, the municipal clerk shall certify the result thereof to the Board of Aldermen at its next regular meeting. If the clerk shall certify that the petition is insufficient, then he shall set forth in his certificate the particulars in which it is defective and shall at once notify at least two members of the Committee of the Petitioners of his findings.
Section III-5. An initiative or referendum petition may be amended at any time within ten days after the notification of insufficiency has been served by the municipal clerk, by filing a supplementary petition upon additional papers signed and filed as provided in the case of an original petition. The municipal clerk shall, within five days after such an amendment is filed, examine the amended petition and, if the petition be still insufficient, he shall file his certificate to that effect in his office and notify the Committee of the Petitioners of his findings and no further action shall be had on such insufficient petition. The finding of the insufficiency of a petition shall not prejudice the filing of a new petition for the same purpose.
Section III-6. Upon the filing of a referendum petition with the municipal clerk, the ordinance shall be suspended until ten days following a finding by the municipal clerk that the petition is insufficient or, if an amended petition be filed, until five days thereafter; or, if the petition or amended petition be found to be sufficient, until it be withdrawn by the Committee of the Petitioners or until repeal of the ordinance by vote of the Board of Aldermen or approval or disapproval of the ordinance by the voters.
Section III-7. Upon a finding by the municipal clerk that any petition or amended petition filed with him in accordance with this charter is sufficient, the clerk shall submit the same to the Board of Aldermen without delay. An initiative ordinance so submitted shall be deemed to have had first reading and provision shall be made for a public hearing.
Section III-8. If within 20 days of the submission of a certified petition by the municipal clerk the Board of Aldermen shall fail to pass an ordinance requested by an initiative petition in substantially the form requested or to repeal an ordinance as requested by a referendum petition, the municipal clerk shall submit the ordinance to the voters unless within ten days after final adverse action by the Board of Aldermen or after the expiration of the time allowed for such action, as the case may be, a paper signed by at least four of the five members of the Committee of the Petitioners shall be filed with the municipal clerk requesting that the petition be withdrawn. Upon the filing of such a request, the original petition shall cease to have any force or effect.
Section III-9. Any ordinance to be voted on by the voters in accordance with section III-2 or section III-8 of this article shall be submitted at the next general election occurring not less than 40 days after the final date for withdrawal of the petition as provided for in section III-8 of this article, provided that if no such election is to be held within 90 days, the Board of Aldermen shall provide for a special election to be held not less than 40 nor more than 60 days from the final date for withdrawal of the petition as provided for in section III-8 of this article.
In case of an initiated petition signed by not less than 10% nor more than 15% of the legal voters, the ordinance shall be submitted at the general election occurring not less than 40 days after the final date for withdrawal of the petition as provided for in section III-8 of this article. In any instance where a referendum election is to be held as a result of an ordinace of the Board of Aldermen which by its terms or by law cannot become effective in the municipality unless submitted to the voters, or which by its terms authorizes a referendum in the municipality concerning the subject matter thereof, the time for submission of the question to the voters shall be calculated for the purposes of this section and section III-10 from the date of final passage and approval of the ordinance.
Section III-10. Any number of proposed ordinances may be voted upon at the same election in accordance with the provisions of this article, but there shall not be more than once special election in any period of six months for such purpose.
During that six-month period, any ordinance which would otherwise be submitted to the voters at a special election if one were not already scheduled, shall be submitted at the scheduled special election if at least 30 days shall remain prior thereto from the final date of withdrawal of the petition; otherwise, the ordinance shall be submitted at the next general election.
Section III-11. Whenever an ordinance is to be submitted to the voters of the municipality at any election in accordance with this article, the municipal clerk shall cause the ordinance to be published in at least two of the newspapers published or circulated in the municipality. The publication shall be not more than 20 nor less than five days before the submission of the ordinance or proposition to be voted on.
Section III-12. The ballots to be used at such election shall be in substantially the following form:
"To vote upon the public question printed below, if in favor thereof mark a cross (x) or plus (+) or check (•) mark in the square at the left of the word Yes, and if opposed thereto mark a cross (x) or plus (+) or check (•) mark in the square to the left of the word No.
Yes "Shall the ordinance (indicate whether submitted
by the Board of Aldermen or by initiative or
No referendum petition) providing for (here state the nature of proposed ordinance or proposition) be adopted?"
Section III-13. If a majority of the qualified electors voting on the proposed ordinance shall vote in favor thereof, such ordinance shall thereupon become a valid and binding ordinance of the municipality and be published as in the case of other ordinances. No such ordinance shall be amended or repealed within three years immediately following the date of its adoption by the voters, except by a vote of the people. The Board of Aldermen may, within three years immediately following the date of adoption of the ordinance, submit a proposition for the repeal or amendment of that ordinance to the voters at any succeeding general election. If the proposition submitted shall receive a majority of the votes cast at the election, the ordinance shall be repealed or amended accordingly. If the provisions of two or more measures approved or adopted at the same election conflict, then the measure receiving the greatest affirmative vote shall control.]1
Article 1[IV] II1
Succession in Government
Section 1[IV-1.] II-1.1 The schedule of installation of the new charter shall take the following course:
The first election of officers under this charter shall take place at the 1[next] 2 19982 general election 1[occurring not less than 120 days next following the adoption of this charter]1.
The charter shall take effect at 12 o'clock noon on January 1 next following the first election of officers.
Section 1[IV-2.] II-2.1 Upon the effective date of this charter any other charter and its amendments and supplements theretofore applicable to the municipality shall be superseded. All ordinances and resolutions of the municipality to the extent that they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this charter shall remain in full force and effect until modified or repealed as provided by law.
Section 1[IV-3.] II-3.1 At 12 o'clock noon on the effective date of this charter, all offices then existing in the town shall be abolished and the terms of all elected and appointed officers shall immediately cease and determine; provided, that nothing in this section shall be construed to abolish the office or terminate the term of office of any member of the board of education, trustees of the free public library, commissioners of a local housing authority, municipal court judge or of any official or employee now protected by any tenure of office law, or of any policeman, fireman, teacher, principal or school superintendent whether or not protected by tenure of office law. Nothing herein contained shall affect the tenure of office of any person holding any position or office coming within the provisions of Title 11A, Civil Service, of the New Jersey Statutes, as it applies to said officers and employees. If the municipal clerk has, prior to the effective date of this charter, acquired a protected tenure of office pursuant to law, then he shall become the first municipal clerk under this charter.
Provision for officers and for the organization and administration of the municipal government under this charter may be made by resolution pending the adoption of ordinances, but any such resolution shall expire not later than 30 days after the effective date of this charter.
2. All proceedings of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Boonton, county of Morris, relating to this act, and to the petition of the Legislature for the passage of a special act, and the time and manner of publication of notice of intention to apply therefor, are ratified, confirmed and validated.
3. This act shall take effect upon the adoption of an ordinance of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Boonton for the purpose of adopting the same.
Permits Town of Boonton, Morris County, to adopt new municipal charter.