Ordinance No. 11-17

Introduced: July 11, 2011
Public Hearing: August 8, 2011
Status: Adopted

An ordinance to provide and determine the range of compensation for specified officers and employees in the Township of Vernon

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A 9-165 permits a municipality to establish salaries, wages or compensation to be paid to the officers and employees of the municipality; and

WHEREAS, Mayor and Council have made a careful examination of the salaries, wages, and compensation appropriate to compensation of said Township employees; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, they being the Governing Body thereof, as follows:

Section 1. Legislative, Judiciary, and Executive
Title Actual
Mayor$30,000
Council President$3,000
Council Members$3,000
Municipal Court Judge (1)$25,000
Township Administrator$100,000
Chief of Police$120,758
Section 2. Mayor’s Office
Purchasing Agent$60,000
Administrative Assistant$46,500
Clerk Typist*$31,196.47
Section 2. Animal Control
Animal Control Officer$57,570
Animal Control Officer*$50,959.29
Part-time Assistant Animal Control Officer$24,160
Part-time Assistant Animal Control Officer$13.50/hr
Section 3. Assessor
Tax Assessor$85,000
Assessing Clerk*$33,217.50
Temporary Clerk Typist$21,840
Section 4. Building
Construction Code Official$80,729
Building Sub Code Official$60,390
Plumbing Sub Code Official$66,362
Electrical Sub Code Official$60,833
Technical Assistant*$56,582.72
Technical Assistant*$56,582.72
Section 5. Clerk’s Office
Municipal Clerk$70,000
Deputy Municipal Clerk $50,230
Section 6. Collector’s Office
Tax Collector$65,000
Principal Tax Clerk/Typist*$50,959.29
Tax Clerk*$38,532.34
Section 7. Court
Municipal Court Administrator$71,708
Deputy Court Administrator*$58,603.77
Section 8. Finance
Chief Financial Officer$90,000
Principal Payroll Clerk*$50,959.29
Senior Account Clerk*$44,312.06
P/T Senior Account Clerk$30,810
Section 9. Fire Prevention Bureau
Fire Official$28,840
Fire Safety Specialist$26,579
Principal Clerk Typist*$50,959.29
Section 10. Planning and Zoning
Senior Clerk Typist*$44,312.06
Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer$64,472
Section 11. Recreation & Development
Director of Recreation & Community Development$60,000
P/T Recreation Aide$12,230
Section 12. Public Works
Director of Public Works$97,481.00
Assistant Supervisor Public Works$71,913.00
Senior Clerk Typist*$42,785.02
Senior Public Works Repairer*$70,695.98
Public Works Repairer*$68,974.56
Public Woks Repairer*$46,071.36
Laborer*$40,062.05
Laborer*$38,521.21
P/T Laborer$12.00/hr
P/T Laborer$11.00/hr
Mechanic*$70,554.49
Mechanic*$52,982.07
Section 13. Police Officers
All information is pursuant to collective bargaining agreement which ends December 31, 2011
Salary Scales for Police Officers
Rank Actual
Probation$49,860
Academy Graduate$56,915
12 months$64,241
24 months$68,845
36 months$80,179
48 months$91,299
Sergeant$100,316
Lieutenant$110,239
Captain$121,151
Annual Longevity for Police Officers Appointed Before January 1, 1996
After fifth year of service4%
After tenth year of service5%
After fifteenth year of service6%
After twentieth year of service7%
Annual Longevity for Police Officers Appointed After January 1, 1996
After fifth year of service2%
After tenth year of service5%
After fifteenth year of service6%
After twentieth year of service7%
Section 14. Police Department Administrative
Title Actual
Public Safety Telecommunicator*$58,239.55
Administrative Clerk$55,283.00
Senior Police Records Clerk*$56,230.41
Police Records Clerk*$50,642.73

*Salary determined by Union Contract

Other benefits dictated by the collective bargaining agreement.

Section 15. All ordinances of the Township of Vernon which are inconsistent with the provisions of the Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of each inconsistency.

Section 16. If any chapter, article, division, section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or provision of the Ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect all remaining portions of this Ordinance.

Section 17. The Ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) days after final passage, approval, and publication after adoption by the Township Council and shall be retroactive to July 1, 2011.