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Encyclopedia > Township (New Jersey)
New Jersey Local Government Flag of New Jersey
Traditional forms of municipal government
Borough Township
City Town Village
Modern forms of municipal government
Walsh Act/Commission
1923 Municipal Manager
Faulkner Act forms of municipal government
Mayor-Council Council-Manager
Small Municipality
Mayor-Council-Administrator

A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. It is a political entity as any typical town, city or municipality, collecting property taxes and providing services such as maintaining roads, garbage collection, water, sewer, schools, police and fire protection. Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Jersey. ... A Borough (sometimes spelled Boro on road signage) in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of twelve forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A City in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A Town in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A village in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Walsh Act was signed by New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson on April 25, 1911. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The 1923 Municipal Manager Law was the last type of reformed municipal government the State of New Jersey introduced in the progressive era. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Optional Municipal Charter Law or Faulkner Act provides New Jersey municipalities with a variety of models of local government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Mayor-Council government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Council-Manager government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Small Municipality form of government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act or Optional Municipal Charter Law provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Mayor-Council-Administrator form of government. ... State nickname: The Garden State Official languages None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting, Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Bob Menendez (D) (named as Corzines replacement) Frank Lautenberg (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 47th 22... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... Montreal skyline at night For alternate meanings see city (disambiguation) A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ...


However, Townships in New Jersey differ from townships elsewhere in the United States. In most states, Townships are an intermediate form of government, between County government and municipalities that are subordinate parts of the Township, with different government responsibilities allocated at each level. In New Jersey, there are no subordinate municipalities located within a Township, as a New Jersey Township is a form of municipal government within a county, equal in status to a village, town, borough, or city, all of which may coexist within a county. A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ...


Municipalities in New Jersey may be classified into one of five types. This has little bearing on which of eleven forms of government that the municipality may adopt.


Historically, a variety of legislation has been passed by the state legislature that has defined and refined the township form of municipal government:


The Township Act of 1798 was the first state legislation to incorporate municipalities. The government defined was a form of direct democracy, similar to the New England town meeting, in which the vote was available to all white males, at least 21 years old, who were citizens of New Jersey, and residents of the township for at least six months; and who paid taxes in the township, or who owned land, or rented a home in the township for a rent of at least five dollars a year. A group of five freeholders was elected to one-year terms on the Township Committee, which was responsible to oversee the expenditure of revenue in between town meetings. Direct democracy comprises a form of democracy and theory of civics wherein all citizens can directly participate in the political decision-making process. ... Town meeting is a form of local government commonly practiced in the U.S. region of New England, but uncommon elsewhere in the United States. ...


The Township Act of 1899 abolished the town meeting and strengthened the role of the Township Committee, which was initially set at three and amended to allow for expansion to five members. Members were elected for staggered three-year terms.


The Home Rule Act of 1917 legally defined the term "municipality" and recognized five types of government: Borough, Township, City, Town, and Village. This granted each equal legal standing. A Borough (sometimes spelled Boro on road signage) in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of twelve forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A City in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A Town in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A village in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ...


The Township Act of 1989 simplified the much-amended Act of 1899. It retains a three or five member township committee serving staggered terms, whose members are generally elected at-large. The committee elects a mayor from among its members to serve a one-year term. Partisan elections are allowed under this law. Voters may initiate a referendum to change the membership to consist of either 3 or 5 members. While many township committees directly supervise the operation of their municipality, the revised act allows the committee to delegate all or a portion of its responsibilities to an appointed municipal administrator. A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ...


On road signs, Township is often abbreviated 'TWP'.


See also

The term township generally means the district or area associated with a town. ... A Township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ...

External link

  • New Jersey State League of Municipalities

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