Government

The Borough of Middlesex
Operates under the Borough Form of government, the largest single form of municipal government in use in New Jersey.

The Borough Mayor
The Mayor, elected directly by the voters for a four year term, is the head of Borough government and shall recommend to council such measures deemed necessary for the welfare of the Borough. Serves as the Chief Executive Officer; nominates appointees to various boards and commissions subject to approval of the Borough Council in certain instances. Presides at the Borough Council meetings; votes only in the case of a tie vote. Shall see that the laws of the State and ordinances of the Borough are faithfully executed.

The Borough Council

Is the legislative body of Borough government. Comprised of six members with two being elected each year to serve three-year terms. Responsible for passing ordinances, adopting operating budgets and approving appointments made by the Mayor. Members serve on various boards and committees and act as liaison's to certain Departments, Committees or Boards.

Borough Council meetings are held at Borough Hall on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

See the Calendar of Events for complete listing of dates and times.

All Legislative powers of the Borough are exercised by the Mayor and Council. These powers can take the form of a resolution, ordinance or proclamation.

 
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