India Larrier, Marlon Brownlee, Mayor Victor DeLuca, Deputy Mayor Nancy Adams, and Greg Lembrich.
- 7:00 pm
- First and third Tuesday of each month
- Municipal Building
574 Valley St.
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Two Public Comment Sessions
- At the beginning of the Township Committee meeting, public comments are 5 minutes per person maximum on Agenda items only, excluding ordinances scheduled for public hearing. Speakers do not need to sign up before speaking.
- Near the end of the meeting, public comments are 5 minutes per person maximum on Agenda items or other topics. Speakers do not need to sign up before speaking.
Ordinances on Final Passage
Township Committee Form of Government
- Any person wishing to comment on an ordinance considered for final passage is permitted to speak at the time the ordinance is being considered and before final action by the Township Committee. Speakers do not need to sign up before speaking.
The Township of Maplewood operates under the Township Committee form of government, in which the five members are elected at large to staggered three year terms. The elections are partisan.
During the first week in January, the Township Committee meets for an annual reorganization. At this meeting the Township Committee elects one of the five members to serve as mayor for a one-year term. The mayor is chair for the Township Committee meetings, with voice and vote. The mayor is considered the head of the municipal government.
The Township Committee is the legislative body of the municipality. It is under these powers that the Township Committee has the responsibility for passing laws that affect the township. The Township Committee is also an executive body.
Under this form of government, the elected Township Committee sets policy and overall direction for the Township. The township staff, under the direction of the township administrator, carries out committee decisions and provides day-to-day services. The township administrator serves as the chief administrative officer and is accountable to the Township Committee.