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File #: 16-0005    Version: Name: Amendment to Constable Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Tabled
File created: 1/4/2016 In control: Municipal Council and City Clerk
On agenda: 3/16/2016 Final action: 7/7/2016
Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE III, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 12, ENTITLED CONSTABLES, TO ESTABLISH LIMITATIONS OF AUTHORITY, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED. Sponsors: Quintana/ Gonzalez Deferred 6PSF-a 042016 Deferred 6PSF-a 050416 Deferred 6PSF-a 061516
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/7/20162 Municipal Council TabledPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/15/20162 Municipal Council Maintained on Public Hearing and DeferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/18/20161 Municipal Council Motion to AmendPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/18/20161 Municipal Council Maintained on Public Hearing and Adopted as AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/4/20161 Municipal Council Maintained on Public Hearing and DeferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/20/20161 Municipal Council Maintained on Public Hearing and DeferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/6/20161 Municipal Council Adopted on First ReadingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/16/20161 Municipal Council Advanced to First ReadingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE III, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 12, ENTITLED CONSTABLES, TO ESTABLISH LIMITATIONS OF AUTHORITY, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED.
Sponsors: Quintana/ Gonzalez
Deferred 6PSF-a 042016
Deferred 6PSF-a 050416
Deferred 6PSF-a 061516

Body
WHEREAS, the State Legislature pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-120, has authorized municipalities to appoint by resolution not less than 2 and not more than 50 Constables; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Municipal Council deems it advisable to establish an ordinance governing the appointment process for Constables and expressly outlining the powers and authorities of the appointed Constables and to avoid a misunderstanding by the appointed Constables or the public as to the scope of their powers and duties.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

SECTION 1. Title III, of the Revised General Ordinances of the City of Newark, New Jersey, 2000, as amended and supplemented, is hereby further amended and supplemented, to add a new Chapter 12 to read as follows:

Constables

1. The Governing Body shall have the authority to appoint, by resolution, no more than 50 Constables in the following manner, recognizing that there are five wards, each represented by one council person and four at-large council persons in the City of Newark:
a. Each Ward (East, West, South, North and Central) council person shall have a total of five (5) appointments during his or her term of office;
b. Each at-large council person shall have a total of six (6) appointments during his or her term of office;
c. Council President shall have one (1) additional appointment.

2. The Municipal Council shall pass a resolution declaring whether Constables will be appointed for a one (1) or three (3) year term, which appointment shall remain in eff...

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