Edgewater Mayor & Council

Meetings
 Mayor & Council meetings can be found on the calendar or schedule.
  • Borough Hall
    55 River Road
    2nd Floor in the Council Chambers 
    Edgewater, NJ 07020

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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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.


Mayor's Role
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.

Council's Role

The Council’s power include:
  • Adopting all ordinances
  • Authorizing bond issues
  • Fixing salaries and establishing general municipal policy
  • Levying taxes
  • Making appropriations
  • 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.

Regulations

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.