Borough mayor's powers and duties under a manager form of government:

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2009

n Authority to declare local disaster emergencies

* Presiding officer over the assembly

* Ceremonial head of government

* Votes in a tied assembly decision

* Veto power of ordinances, resolutions, motions or other assembly actions

* May serve as head of one or more departments with assembly approval

* Can introduce ordinances

* Appoints planning commission member, subject to assembly confirmation

* Provides reports concerning special assessment districts

* Can designate a person to serve as acting mayor during absence, subject to assembly approval

-- Scott Bloom, assistant borough attorney, in a memo to the assembly

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