Mildred T. Trotman
Borough of Princeton, NJ
1 Monument Drive
P.O. Box 390
Princeton, NJ 08542
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Borough operates under a form of the mayor-council plan in which
authority is decentralized. Under this form the Mayor, elected
directly by the voters, shares administrative power and responsibility
with the Council.
THE BOROUGH COUNCIL is the policy-making body of Borough government
but it also has administrative powers. The Council
composed of six council members, two of whom are elected
at large each year for a three-year term.
all ordinances and changes them as needed.
the operating budget, a task which is usually completed annually
by mid-March. Throughout the year the Council examines for
approval a variety of financial transactions.
appointments made by the Mayor.
also sit on a number of advisory committees and other official
boards with both appointed and elected officials plus citizen
representatives. Many of these are joint Borough-Township
three committees: Finance, Personnel Practices, and Public
Works, which have significant policy oversight in their respective
BOROUGH MAYOR, as chief executive officer of the Borough, serves
on a part-time basis and is paid a nominal salary. The Mayor
elected for a four-year term.
appointees to boards and commissions of the Borough subject
to the approval of the Council, unless otherwise provided
at Council meetings but votes only in case of a tie or a
few other specified circumstances.
with residents about community problems and public policy.
BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR, as chief administrative officer, heads
a staff of more than 100 persons. The Administrator
appointed by Mayor and Council.
the Borough's business and carries out the Council's plans
responsible for personnel organization and policy and coordinates
interdepartmental operations. All Borough departments report
to the administrator.
the budget and is in charge of purchasing.
BOROUGH CLERK is appointed to a three-year renewable term by
the Council and receives tenure after five years. The Clerk
secretary to the governing body and municipal corporation.
agenda, keeps official documents and supervises preparation
and distribution of Borough Code and Charter.
the public with general information about the Borough.
BOROUGH ATTORNEY is appointed by the Mayor and Council each
year. The attorney
municipal officials and department heads on legal matters
ordinances, resolutions, contracts and other legal documents.
the Borough in legal actions.
P.O. Box 1269
Princeton, NJ 08542
Voice: (609) 737-7901
Fax: (609) 737-2512
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