Common Council

Common Council

COMMON COUNCIL

Form of Municipal Government

The City of Burlington operates in accordance with the Mayor-Council form of government, as authorized in the Optional Municipal Charter Law (NJSA 40:69A).As defined in NJSA40:3-1, “The term  "governing body"... means the board or body  having charge and control of the finances of the municipality...”The Common Council consists of seven (7) members:  three at-large Councilpersons representing the entire City and one representing each of the four Voting Wards who shall serve for a term of four years.  The Mayor is the chief executive of the municipality, while the legislative powers of the City are exercised by the Common Council.  Municipal Court is the judiciary branch with localized territorial jurisdiction.  Various boards, committees, departments and divisions administer other areas of the City’s government.

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