About the Council
The Borough of Edgewater was chartered in 1894 as a Borough Council form of government in which the Mayor is elected to a 4-year term and 6 council members are elected at large to serve staggered 3-year terms.
The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Borough, and as such presides over all public meetings, provides leadership in the development of community projects and makes appointments to various boards. The Borough Council exercises all legislative powers including adoption of the municipal budget, bond ordinances and the general business of the community.
The Mayor of the community is elected for a 4-year term and serves
part-time for a yearly salary. While the Mayor does not have a vote on
the Council, he or she may vote in the case of a tie.
The Council’s power include:
Adopting all ordinances
Authorizing bond issues
Fixing salaries and establishing general municipal policy
Providing by ordinance for the creation and abolition of jobs
Providing for the internal structure of local government
Reviewing, revising and adopting the budget
Council members consist of 6 members elected for staggered 3-year terms. The Council members serve part-time for a yearly salary.
Most of the activities of the governing body are regulated by highly technical State Statutes, which dictate the procedures, which the Council must follow.
The Council has the authority to initiate hearings for the purpose of gathering information for the ordinances making, airing public problems and supervising the spending of its appropriations.