The Administration under the Faulkner form of government is the basic foundation of the entire governmental operation. Clark’s form of government is the “Strong Mayor” as defined in the statutes of the State of New Jersey. That is translated as, the Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Township and his appointed Business Administrator is the Chief Operating Officer.
The Chief Executive Officer sets policy as to the direction he wants the Township to pursue, while the Chief Operating Officer is responsible to see that those policies are accomplished within the constraints of the State Statutes, and more importantly within the ability of our citizens to pay.
In that regard the Chief Operating Officer advises each department head as to the Township policies as it relates to their specific operation and the financial constraints they have in order to accomplish their respective mission.