Elmer, New Jersey
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Borough Council

2019 Borough Council

Rules Adopted for Council 2023

Rule 1. The Council shall meet for organization on the 1st day of January or during the first seven (7) days in January in any year at the call of the incoming Mayor. The Council shall meet to organize and appoint three members to serve on each of the following committees: Finance/ Celebration of Public Events, Streets/Sidewalks, Public Safety, Borough Hall Property, Water/Street Lights/Information Technology, and Trash/Parks and Playgrounds. Thereafter, regular meetings of the Council shall be held on the second Wednesday evening of each month at seven-thirty o’clock. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Mayor, and shall be called at the written request of four or more members, written notice to be given to each member by the Borough Clerk of all special meetings. In the absence of the Mayor, the President shall take the chair; if both shall be absent (provided four members are present) a member shall be chosen chairman and the meeting opened promptly at the set time. A quorum shall consist of any four members of Council, or three members and the Mayor.

Rule 2.  All motions and votes shall be decided by yes and no vote, the Clerk calling the roll alphabetically starting with the Council President, except in electing persons to office, when a vote by ballot shall be taken upon demand of any member of Council. The maker of all motions and the one who seconds the same shall appear on the minutes. 

Rule 3. At a meeting of Council the following order of business shall be observed unless dispensed with by two-thirds vote.

First - Call to order by Mayor or Chair.
Second - Meetings open with invocation and pledge of allegiance.
Third - Roll call of members.
Fourth - Reading the minutes of the last regular meeting and all subsequent meetings.
Fifth - Unfinished business. 
Sixth - New business.
Seventh - Reports of committees, standing, and special 
Eighth - Adjournment.

On the first day of January at 12:00 noon of each year, except when it falls on a Sunday, at which time it will be the second day, the Council shall meet to organize and appoint three members to serve on each of the following committees: Finance|Celebration of Public Events, Streets, Public Safety, Borough Hall Property, Water|Street Lights, and Trash|Parks and Playgrounds.

Regular Borough Council Meetings shall be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., prevailing time at the Elmer Borough Hall, Elmer, NJ, at which time Borough Council shall discuss and formally act upon all business matter.  Regular Meetings of the Borough Council shall be held on the following dates:

January 11, 2023

February 8, 2023  

March 8, 2023  

April 12, 2023  

May 10, 2023

June 14, 2023  

July 12, 2023

August 9, 2023

September 13, 2023

October 11, 2023

November 8, 2023

December 13, 2023

The official newspaper is designated as the Elmer Times.  The newspapers for publication of notices are designated as the Elmer Times and|or South Jersey Times.  The Borough Clerk shall mail copies of all notices, including 48-hour notices, to any person or persons requesting the same upon a prepayment of the sume of 25.00 per year.  

Committees of Council

Finance|Celebration of Public Events:  *Schalick, Schneider, Foster
Streets|Sidewalks: *Foster, Schalick, Schneider
Public Safety: *Schneider, Zee, Foster
Borough Hall|Public Property: *Davis, Schalick, Nolan
Water|Street Lights|Information Technology: *Zee, Davis, Nolan
Trash|Parks and Playgrounds: *Nolan, Davis, Zee